Arthur Moon - Our Head CD $8.00
Arthur Moon’s debut release—a dark, playful, electro-tinged EP called Our Head—is slated for an expanded release on Velvet Elk Records this November. The New York-based label fell in love with the band after their dynamic, breakthrough performance at Brooklyn’s celebrated new venue National Sawdust in April. Early previews of the “intoxicating” record were leaked this spring, to much acclaim from publications like NOWNESS, Noisey, and Stereogum. The Velvet Elk Records release will include an icy, climactic cover of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” among other new recordings. Some tracks joyfully disorient a listener, inverting the rules of pop composition (see “Boxing” and “Bold Affair”). Others explore the way this disorientation inflects our relationships (see “Room”) and political systems (“Wind-Up”).