Published Dec 15, 2015Moneen recently revealed that their 2003 record Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now? would be coming to vinyl for the first time, and now they've teamed up with New York state post-rock unit Moving Mountains for a split single.
The single will arrive digitally on December 18 through Dine Alone Records and finds Moneen taking on Moving Mountains' "Armslength" from a 2008 EP titled Foreword. Moving Mountains, meanwhile, have offered a new rendition of Moneen's "Great Escape" from 2009's The World I Want to Leave Behind.
"We first found out about Moving Mountains on tour with Say Anything. We were both opening on that tour," Moneen frontman Kenny Brdges told Brooklyn Vegan, where the pair of tracks premiered. "We had planned to play more of our straight up rock songs. As soon as moving mountains started their set we threw our song choices in the garbage. They played these incredibly spacey intense songs that blew us away. We kind of all agreed that they had nailed what we had been trying to do for so long. Fast forward a bunch of years and here we are doing shows together again and getting to cover one of the songs that originally blew us away. It wasn't a hard choice since all we want to do is rip off Moving Mountains now anyways."
You can hear them give that their best shot with "Armslength" in the player below. Beyond that, hear Moving Mountains return the favour on "Great Escape."
The two bands will be playing a few joint shows in the U.S. next week and you can see the dates listed below.
12/18 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
12/19 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/20 Boston, MA - The Sinclair