Moon King Announce 'Obsession II,' Unveil New Track

Moon King Announce 'Obsession II,' Unveil New Track
Last year, Spiral Beach's Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde re-teamed as Moon King and released their Obsession I EP, the title of which implied that it would be followed by a sequel. Sure enough, Moon King have confirmed plans to release Obsession II this spring. It will drop on April 20 through One Big Silence.

According to a press release, the EP expands the band's sound with distorted guitar riffs and influences including Jane's Addition and the Jesus and Mary Chain — albeit with more of a sense of fun than those bands.

This is said to be the second in a series of Obsession releases, so it's possible that more will follow. The atmosphere-kissed pop tune "Appel" is streaming at the bottom of this page.

Scroll past the EP's tracklist to see Moon King's upcoming tour schedule. Nearly all of their shows are in the U.S., although they've got a Montreal gig with Born Ruffians.

Obsession II:

1. Violence

2. Dreamtrap

3. Icarus

4. Appel

5. Almost Blue

6. Glass

Tour dates:

3/6 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium *

3/7 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 @!

3/8 Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival @^ 

3/9 Atlanta, GA - 529 #% 

3/10 Oxford, MS - Cats Purring Dude Ranch $%

3/11 Fort Worth, TX - Where House %

3/12-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
4/11 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa ~ 

4/12 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen ~

4/14 Providence, RI - Firehouse 13 ~

4/15 Allston, MA - Great Scott ~

4/16 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ~

4/18 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's ~

4/20 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's ~

4/21 Washington, DC - R&R Hotel ~

4/23 Chapel Hill, NC - Motorco ~

4/25 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree ~

4/26 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ~

4/27 Shreveport, LA - Fatty Arbuckles ~

4/29 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's ~

4/30 Austin, TX - Red 7 ~

5/2 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow ~

5/3 Phoenix, AZ - Sail Inn ~

5/2 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow ~

5/4 San Diego, CA - Casbah ~

5/6 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour ~

5/8 San Francisco, CA - Slims ~

5/10 Portland, OR - Star Theater ~

5/11 Seattle, WA - Barboza ~

5/12 Boise, ID - Crux ~

5/13 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue ~

5/14 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge ~

5/16 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room ~

5/17 Iowa City, IA - The Mill ~

5/18 Madison, WI - UW Madison ~

5/19 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry ~

5/21 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet ~

5/22 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick ~

* with Ava Luna, The Can't Tells

@ with Braids

! with Snowmine

^ with HAERTS

# with Moodrings

% with Empress Of

$ with Ducktails, Chris Cohen, Idiot Glee, Caveman

~ with Born Ruffians