New Hampshire’s blistering dream pop/post-punk project OLD MOON is releasing a new EP In The Wasteland on Friday, January 14. The EP follows a productive 2021 for Old Moon’s Tom Weir, which saw the release of his acclaimed full length album Altars on A la Carte Records, as well as the compilation Dreamer, Sleeper on Sister Cylinder Records.
In The Wasteland takes the familiar hazy post-punk of Old Moon’s discography and strips it down to it’s barest elements. Skeleton drums keep time behind somber guitar lines, slinking bass, and reflective vocals. This will be the first of three releases for Old Moon in 2022, including another EP and a second full length produced by Weekend and Soft Kill member Shaun Durkan. In The Wasteland is streaming early now on Bandcamp, and will hit the rest of the streaming platforms tomorrow.
Comments OLD MOON: “I moved a little further away from the blown out post punk sound from my last album Altars with this new EP. The songs on In The Wasteland are more straightforward yet they pull from the same well of vibe and influence; dealing with everyday feelings of frustration and alienation, and coming to terms with who I am as a person. The songs were recorded and mixed in the last days of autumn, and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios in western Massachusetts. This will be the first of three physical releases for Old Moon this year, all of which I will be self releasing.”
FOR FANS OF: For Against, Soft Kill, Jesus and Mary Chain, Blitz, Black Tambourine
Old Moon’s Tom Weir seamlessly blends post punk rhythms with jangling guitars, shimmering noise, and introspective songwriting. Recent descriptions of his music from peers include “like Blitz if they were on Slumberland Records” and “like For Against playing with True Widow’s gear.” While these descriptions ring true, Weir’s music is more than just a rehashing of tropes. With Old Moon he has created a sound of his own that seamlessly blends genres and references its forebears without falling prey to familiar patterns.