The Moondoggies announce new album, Adios I’m a Ghost

by Woody on July 9, 2013

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HearYa session alum, The Moondoggies have announced the follow up to their excellent 2nd album – Tidelands. The new album is Adios I’m a Ghost and will be out on August 13th via Sub Pop offshoot Hardly Art. I love these guys. There I said it. And these two new tracks are doing nothing to slow that down. Red Eye is below and you can hear Midnight Owl at American Songwriter. Here is the lowdown on the new album that includes one new Moondoggie for a grand total of five. Now the Moondoggies can play full court now so look for them on the court this fall when they tour with Rose Windows.

Adiós I’m a Ghost, as a title and explanation of a theme, combines levity with ideas that are no laughing matter. “Adiós I’m a Ghost was, like our [band] name, a combination of a joke and serious ideas. I heard the phrase on a Phil Hendrie podcast…and it grew into something else for me; being able to have life after death. Because we live and die million times in the big span of being around. We transition. And the Moondoggies lived and died and lived again, but not so absolutely…we just shifted away, shed our old skin and now we’re…” Murphy drifts off. “ I hope” he says, “this album relays our want to have no form.”

To shift shapes, much less become shapeless, the Moondoggies had to change: their line-up, the way they communicated, recorded, and wrote. They would have to push beyond the public pigeonhole of being a bearded band from Seattle singing in harmony to give the breadth of their influences a space in the spotlight. For Adiós I’m a Ghost they drew from a diverse list of musical influences from Pink Floyd to Blonde Redhead, Mississippi John Hurt to Nirvana.

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