Road warriors, Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters never sit still for too long. The Atlanta psych-folk rockers have toured relentlessly over the last two years while finding time to record and release four albums. Even more impressive is the DIY ethic these space cowboys have used in planning 5 national tours on their own, simultaneously recording and releasing all their music independently.
As their recent tour just came to an end with a show in Austin for SXSW, the group has settled into a remote cabin in Tiger, GA for a few days of intense recording in the mountains. The new songs will appear on Moon’s upcoming album, Lungs, Dirt & Dreams. “After we finish the record we'll be shopping it around, trying to find a label to release it,” Moon says. “Either way we're planning for a late summer/early fall digital release if we can't find a backer.”
The group’s latest offering is a limited edition EP, titled Snowed In Sessions, that features four cover songs reworked into hazy, dreamy tones through reverb-laden noise. The EP’s 4 songs were recorded in December of 2010 and include reinterpretations of songs by Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams and Merle Haggard.
Listen to Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifter’s cavernous version of “Co'dine” by Buffy Sainte-Marie. The Snowed In Sessions E.P. will be available for free download for one more day on the band’s Bandcamp site.
Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters play 529 tonight (Tues., April 5) with Cute Boots, Curious Mystery and Sydney Eloise. $5. 9 p.m. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
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"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.
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Their show with Chris, Lord about 3 years at the Unicorn was the best.
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