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Moon King Signs to Last Gang Records, Debut LP Out in 2015, Announce World Tour w/ Alvvays

posted Dec 18, 2014, 9:27 AM by Vu Nguyen

Photo Credit: Colin Medley
Moon King, the brainchild of Toronto native Daniel Benjamin and collaborator/co-conspirator Maddy Wilde have officially announced their signing to Last Gang Records, home to some of Canada's greatest musical exports including Crystal Castles, Death From Above 1979, Ryan Hemsworth and more. The band will be releasing their highly anticipated debut in 2015 with details of the new LP to be released very soon.... Watch this space.

In more exciting news, they'll be hitting the road with Alvvays as part of their world tour, including a string of Canadian dates and then heading to the UK and Europe. All dates are listed below.

 

Moon King weave dreamlike harmonies over buzz-saw guitars and electronic percussion, with their live performances capturing a raw-nerve intensity that verges on ecstatic. Their music has been compared to the likes of Cocteau Twins and Broadcast, but their sound remains distinctly unique. Moon King's first EPs, Obsession I and Obsession II, were released on Fucked Up guitarist Mike Haliechuk's label One Big Silence, and re-released in Europe by Tough Love Records in the fall of 2013.

 

Last Gang Entertainment is a recording, management and publishing company founded in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Montreal. In addition to launching Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles, the label has combined successfully with Ryan Hemsworth, Chromeo, The New Pornographers, Purity Ring, Boys Noize and Tiga on varied licensing deals. See lastgangentertainment.com for more info.

 

 

Tour Dates

 

Dec 18 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa

Dec 19 - Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club

Dec 20  - Toronto, ON @ the Opera House

Jan 21 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute  

Jan 22 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club  

Jan 23 - Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank  

Jan 24 - Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tuts  

Jan 26 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega  

Jan 27 - Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds  

Jan 28 - London, UK @ Scala  

Jan 30 - Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy 2  

Jan 31 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla  

Feb 2 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix  

Feb 5 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee  

Feb 6 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand  

Feb 7 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta  

Feb 9 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow exil  

Feb 10 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain  

Feb 12 - Vienna, Austria @ B72  

Feb 13 - Milan, Italy @ Lo Fi  

Feb 14 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F

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