Spring Moonbabies has also been busy playing live in Sweden. Marcus
Weitner, has been included as guitarist on several shows, which
makes him the new member of the "Live-concert" version of the band.
One of the concerts were captured on tape and is available to download
here!. Apparently one of the audience
were getting the particular concert on videotape, so hopefully their
will be some Quick-Time movie-files up on this site as well.
Måns Wieslander has released his debut album "Twin Piloda"
out in the stores in June on Payola Records/BMG, which features
both members of the moonbabies. Ola has helped out co-producing
and mastering the album as well as playing percussion and occasional
drumpatterns and loops. The sweet "Free Toys" also features Carina
on harmony vocals. Interested people can contact the man himself
or visit his website. http://piloda.tripod.com
* AUTOreverse, the ever so lovely
resource of new exiting underground music, will have a special feature
on moonbabies, in the upcoming issue (Eleven). Apart from a lengthy
interview with Ola, there will be a special AUTOreverse moonbabies
session for download at their website, which the band recorded 4
live tracks exclusively for this occasion. Visit the AUTOreverse
website to get it. www.autoreverse.net
2 great compilations has been released by the ever so brilliant
Seattle-label Duckweed records. "Duckweed Sampler 2000" and "Global
Lo-Fi Underground 3" which includes tracks from Moonbabies, Bill
Foreman, Grenade, Moloch, Pointy Birds and lot of other great bands,
can be ordered through the official Duckweed Records web-site.
are the Zeitgeist award winner
for the Jan-Feb issue of the Scottish Zeitgeist ´zine Hooray! Here's
the review, everybody:
MOONBABIES - Air>>>Moon>>>Stereo EP (Moonkrack / Duckweed)
Tracks; 1. Have You Ever Said Goodbye 2. A Brand New Coat 3. Starlet
There is nothing finer than a 7" single. To me it is the ultimate
art form. And here's a perfect example. Music that takes on an ethereal
dynamic all of its own. You can almost touch it. Across 4 tracks the
Moonbabies stake their claim to being one of that select band of artists
who salve your soul and touch you in the innermost recesses of your
mind. There's hints of psychedelia, a smidgin of Love, part Moby Grape,
Belle & Sebastian and even Pooka. Acoustic without ever being twee
this is the Zeitgeist award winner for February 2000. One listen to
"Have You Ever..." and you'll know why.
for last the moonbabies debut album will soon be out. The band has
just finished putting together the CD which will be out in the later
part of April. More indepth details about this recording will be added
to the news page in a couple of weeks.
2 - 2000 A new page with live reviews
has been added to the moonbabies web-site. The page will in the future
also contain information about upcomming Liveconcerts, Videoclips
and live pictures. Go and check it out.
York cassette-label looking for contributions for a tapecompilation.
A Bouncing Space has allready put out a handful of interesting
releases and are currently looking for contributions for a compilation,
which is planned to be out this Fall. Moonbabies will be one of the
many included bands, and will contribute with a brand new recording.
A Bouncing Space has a goodlooking website with Label-info, Links
and RealAudio clips
- 2 - 2000 This week's clip is up A
totally new recording, which will be included on a CD compilation
and perhaps be included on the full-length CD, which will be released
by Duckweed Records
- 2 - 2000 Tonight on P3 (Swedish
Radio) It just came to our knowledge that Ian Broadie (The
Lightning Seeds) will make his comments on our song "I'm Insane but
so are you" on P3's radioshow Demo. Tonight at 7 p.m. you'll get a
chance to hear his own words.
- 2 - 2000 The website has received
a major facelift The website has just been redesigned and improved.
A totally new layout on all these pages: links clip of the week contact/order
discography - official releases and finally discography - demos
- 2 - 2000 New "Clip of the week" is
up A quite special demo version has been chosen as this week's featured
song. Go to listen to it - Please don't forget to rate it
Gig at KB: Even if everything that possibly
could go wrong with the electric guitars on stage really did go wrong,
the gig turned out really great. Moonbabies played about a 25 minute
gig and the public response was good. Got quite good reviews in the
Swedish newspapers. We'll soon put out some quotes from those reviews,
plus we'll probably feature a livesong from that concert as the next
week's Clip of the week.
Ola and Carina backstage right after the gig at KB last Saturday.
Moonbabies Live on KB (Kulturbolaget)
in Malmö, Sweden this Saturday. This week Malmö (where the 'babies
call home) will be the centralpoint for musicmedia with a lot of live-concerts,
radiobroadcasts and a lot of other activities. It goes under the name
Popstad 2000 and on Staurday the 5th of February Moonbabies will perform
at KB (Kulturbolaget) 4 p.m. This Monday (31/1) Musikjournalen Pop
P3 (led by the charming hostess Helena Jönsson) will do a special
on Popstad 2000, and most definitely play some Moonbabies. Don't forget
to tune in (if you live in Sweden, Denmark or Norway that is) at 10
Story page and Listening room has been re-designed.
Duckweed Records at MP3.com We're all
of course waiting for the Duckweed Records new compilation CD's "Duckweed
Records sampler 2000" and the 3rd volume of "Global Lo-Fi Underground",
which both will feature Moonbabies tracks. But in the meantime you
can go to the brand new MP3 page and download songs from various Duckweed
bands, such as Grenade, Bill Foreman and Moloch.
info: A track on a CD promo and page
update A Cd promotion compilation from Popstad 2000 has been released,
featuring Moonbabies "I'm Insane but so are you". Also, the Discography
page has been redesigned and updated.
Two new pages are up A collection of reviews in Swedish and American
publications are up on this page; REVIEWS Also a large interview and
article from "Too Broke too Rock" can be read on this page: INTERVIEW
THE MOONBABIES HOMEPAGE IS FINALLY UP!!!
Yes, the webpage is finally up and It's filled with sounds, pictures,
news, reviews, and a discography/biography section. The webpage has
a special "Clip of the week" page, which will feature either a new
song, a live song, a demo version, a cover version etc. The MP3 clip
of the week will only stay on the page for a week and then to be changed
(every monday). This week's featured clip is a brand new song recorded
during christmas. http://moonbabies.tripod.com/clipoftheweek.htm Suggestions
and/or comments about the new webpage are more than welcome.
ITALIAN MOONBABIES COMPILATION OUT NOW
A 24-song compilation cassette entitled "Climbing up these miles"
has just been released by the wonderful Italian tapelabel Best Kept
Secret. "Climbing up these miles" takes off where "Sweet Morning Themesongs
1996-99" (A moonbabies compilation Sean Padilla and his Tangerine
Tapelabel released last summer) ended. This tape presents 5 songs
from early demotapes, 12 songs from the 1999 releases "five fresh
tunes from the...", "12 DEMO 1999" and the vinyl 7" "air>>>moon>>>stereo
e.p." and 7 previously unreleased songs.
RELEASES Things are floating and quacking
over here in Sweden at the moment. Some recordlabels have shown interest
in our music, and by the first half of ´00, 1 full-lenght CD, 5 compilations
and a 7" vinyl single will most likely be released in Japan, USA,
Sweden and England. We're of course very excited about all of this
and will bring you reports on further details in the near future.