Moore Ave Underground welcome you to their nightmare with their single and video 6 Feet — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The pop-punk charger was inspired by a dark dream frontman Josh Gaudette had in which his dad was dying. “Essentially, he was giving me his last words, and pieces of advice to take with me into the future,” explains Gaudette, whose bandmates includes brothers Jack and Joseph. “But with my dad still being alive and well, it was even weirder for me being at his bedside as he was ailing within the dream. Even more disturbing was receiving the call that he was gone. In the dream, it all seemed so real. It made me feel super-creeped out, and the whole experience of writing the song had this super creepy vibe to it, as well. I think that comes through in the track.”
In keeping with the song’s unintentionally timely title, the accompanying video was affected by the pandemic. “We originally had more of a cinematic storyline planned for this video, but Covid had other plans,” says drummer Shawn MacDonald, who also directed the clip. Adds Jack: “The whole video was shot in our home.” And for the band, nothing could have been more appropriate.
“Moore Ave Underground refers to our family home’s basement,” Josh says. “When I took up music, the basement was already filled with a foosball table, a hockey table, and a bar that no one ever used. We convinced my mom and dad to make some hard choices, and ended up bidding a fond farewell to it all in order to make room for instruments. It became something special. Soon, friends, family and contributors started coming and going and creating. We have witnessed those who never believed their musical ability was possible grow into accomplished performers. Today, this is the goal: to provide a platform for talent, and encourage, inspire and see artists of any kinds and all ages realize their potential.”
So far, the quartet have released a series of singles — including Beanies and Plaid Jackets, How You’ve Grown and What’s Done — the 2019 debut EP It’s All in my Head, and are currently wrapping up their full-length debut. Watch 6 Feet above, hear more from Moore Ave Underground below, and keep up with the band on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok.