Recorded in the woods of New Hampshire and mixed by Shaun Durkan of Weekend / Soft Kill, “Altars“, the debut offering from one man post punk act OLD MOON will be released on May 28th, and today we’re pleased to give you his new single “Ephemeral”!
Old Moon’s debut album Altars is a descent into a swirling world where shimmering noise meshes with clamoring guitars, pounding drums, and melodic hooks. The album was written and recorded by Old Moon’s Tom Weir in rural New Hampshire and mixed by Shaun Durkan (Weekend, Soft Kill) in San Francisco and Portland. This album marks Old Moon’s first full length release after a string of EPs and demos throughout 2020, and its first release on A la Carte Records.
A La Carte Records will be releasing the album on vinyl and digital formats in July. Order HERE.
“Ephemeral is the first song that I wrote specifically for this new record.” – comments Tom Weir, aka Old Moon.
“Where I live the seasons change quite dramatically and quickly; and I wrote the lyrics at the end of last summer when the cold was starting to creep back in and the light was fading earlier and earlier. There’s a sense of impermanence when everything is dying and you know the winter will be here soon and all of the warmth will be gone.”
Asked about his local music scene, Tom continues: “I live in rural New Hampshire, where there really isn’t a ton going on music-wise, so I don’t really feel tied to any local or regional scene.”
“I also play drums in True Faith who are based in Boston where there is more happening, but up north where I live it’s kind of just me. Old Moon is currently a solo project and I love having control over all of the writing and instrumentation, and being able to work at my own pace in my home studio. But working with Shaun on the mixing for this record helped me give up some of that control, and moving forward I want to bring in more collaborators for writing, production and recording.”