You Thought the World Was Over[CD]
MOONSPANK's world is getting a whole lot bigger. So prepare to be swept away by the force of nature that is the band's latest album, You Thought the World Was Over. There is simply no evading a sound so big, so breathtaking that it breaks down defenses and stirs the soul. Once the hot, planet-swallowing pop on You Thought the World Was Over sinks it's teeth into you, you'll find yourself becoming one of the growing number of Moonspank converts. Moonspank's new album reflects not only the band's youth, but also it's rich history. The band was formed in 2002 by Dave Kerry, Tony Pax and Greg Saracino. Kerry, fresh off the boat from Ireland at the time, was in search of "the Dream" and tending bar at a local watering hole in Westchester, New York, where he met Westchester denizens Saracino and Pax. Saracino recalls, "Dave swept us off his feet with that larger than life voice of his at some open mic. That brogue didn't hurt either! Meeting him was pure fate." This year marks a renaissance for the band, after constant touring, they went back in the studio and recorded You Thought the World Was Over. "We've always drawn from our varied background and experiences while writing songs." Kerry says. "These songs are our best." And Kerry is right. The songwriting is second to none, and the production is beautifully colored with crystalline vocals, aggressive and tasteful percussion that rivals Stewart Copeland and Steve Gadd, deep bass tones that shake the room during huge emotional moments, vintage pianos and precise guitar work. Pax says, "Fans keep telling us that the album grows taller and more spectacular with each listen. We couldn't be happier. This is what it's all about." Moonspank is supporting the release and expanding their fan base with a regular monthly gig at New York City's famed Bitter End club. "These Bitter End shows put the band under a microscope. We know that the audience is listening and actually concentrating. It's nerve-wracking playing on the same stage that Dylan and Hendrix once graced." The trio performs their material with a crack group of backup musicians. "We're lucky to be friends with some of the best musicians in New York City. It makes these high exposure shows easier." On paper and on disc, Moonspank delivers what fans had dared to expect and new listeners have sorely needed. But more than that, it spreads the news, from the respective hearts of Ireland and Westchester, NY, to anywhere, that music for soul, the heart and the mind still matters: Moonspank is here to stay.
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