WELL HELLO THERE. It’s been a pretty goddamn long time since I’ve written one of these posts up, almost embarrassingly so. To be fair, the last concert videos I posted here of Neurosis and Sumac were some of my favorites I’ve done, so if I were to leave you all with something to hold you over, I could’ve done far worse. The truth of the matter though is that for a number of reasons (mostly beginning and ending with making a living as a freelancer), I just don’t have the time like I did even a year ago to dedicate to producing these kind of high-quality concert videos on a consistent basis. But even though my output has slowed down considerably, I am as determined as ever to create interesting and awesome content for everyone to enjoy, which is why I’m so pleased to be finally launching these couple of videos today of Long Island’s eclectic, energetic, and amazing Moon Tooth!
On the eve of the release of their debut full-length, the excellent Chromaparagon, the band played their album release show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. Before their set I had a chance to sit down with them and talk to them about how the album came together, how their diverse tastes shape their eclectic sound, the differences between the metal scenes in Long Island and NYC, and how the Long Island scene has rapidly changed in the past decade. The guys were all clearly excited and energized by the attention they’d received leading up to that night, though were also just as clearly looking forward to the album finally coming out and just being able to relax a bit and have fun touring the material.
As for their actual set, I had somehow managed to avoid seeing them perform prior to that night, and I was just simply blown away (which played a large part in me selecting them in our Editors’ Picks column for last month). They possess a rare mixture of spontaneous, freewheeling energy and technical mastery. The whole thing was as fun as it was incredibly tight. For a band as young as they are, it’s a truly impressive thing to see. They spent their hour blowing through most of the tracks off of Chromaparagon, ending the night with the lengthy album closer “White Stag,” which will likely not see too many other live performances due to that length.
0:08 – “Queen Wolf”
5:22 – “Storm Pill”
8:34 – “Belt Squeezer”
14:40 – “Offered Blood”
18:32 – “Igneous”
27:40 – “Little Witch”
31:57 – “Bats In the Attic”
35:10 – “Forgive Me Snake Ryder”
39:15 – “Chroma”
44:45 – “Vesuvius I/II”
52:50 – “White Stag”
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