Thanks to the inexplicable popularity of my Submit Music page, I always have a digital backlog of albums, EPs, singles and videos awaiting my perusal. Here’s another recent must-hear, along with the Bandcamp link so you can buy the music straight from the source. Tell ’em I sent ya. And if you’ve got something I need to hear, send it my way. If I think you’re half as good as you think you are, I just might include you next time.
THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Stolen Moans are a DIY, female-fronted, indie rock ’n’ roll trio from Los Angeles. Formed in 2018 by a group of friends who had previously played out in each other’s bands, the chemistry was there, so the jump to trying something new and adventurous was easy.
2018 saw the release of The Stolen Moans’ debut single The King of Claws, complete with an eerily prescient (and fully animated) video showing a despot and his hate-filled mob destroying a city! The year ended with a live concert broadcast on L.A.’s commercial free radio station KXLU. 2019 was a woodshed year for the band. A killer batch of songs were written, rehearsed and shepherded through the recording process, including a fun tribute to Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy, released in December. In 2020, a small tour was booked and an album was scheduled for release, but we all know how that story ended.
In 2021, The Stolen Moans’ mission is simple: Do more with less — and share the results with their listeners. To that end, synths and wind instruments have now entered the lo-tech arena of guitar and drums; no doubt more additions will follow. As fortune favors the brave, the muse favors the experimentalers. The band’s first EP Trees is now available, containing a furious blend of macabre feminism, floor-pounding punk rock and an all-night Euro dance party (complete with garden gnomes).”