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TSR EXCLUSIVE: Stream Moonlight Bride’s NEW EP ‘Dead Language’

November 26, 2012 4 Comments

The Chattanooga 4-piece Moonlight Bride are one of our favorite local bands. With that said, we were honored when the band asked us to premiere their latest release, ‘Dead Language,’ a week before the official release date!

The new 5-song EP is dropping December 4th, and is holding us over as the band finishes up their full-length record that will be out later next year (2013). As frontman Justin Giles explains, “It’s a group of songs we recorded and always liked, but just didn’t seem to fit with the material that we’ve been putting together for the new album.”

In detail about the EP, Giles continues, “Our generation is obsessed with the flash and flare of some pawn dancing around and pressing a couple of buttons and calling it electronic or dub-step. ‘Dead Language’ is anti that.”

Stream ‘Dead Language’ in its entirety below and download your copy via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Rhapsody Tuesday, December 4th:


Getting Local w/ Moonlight Bride & Machines Are People Too

July 11, 2012 0 comments

Chattanooga locals Moonlight Bride and Machines Are People Too have both separately released some pretty tight EPs the past week. The albums are on each band’s Bandcamp page and are available for free download for a limited time:

Moonlight Bride’s latest is a 6-song EP of remixes from their February 2012 release Twin Lakes. The EP features tracks by Summer Dregs, Machines Are People Too and a killer remix of the Twin Lakes’ single ‘Lemonade’ by Los Campesinos! Stream the album below and if ya dig, download it HERE for the low cost of your email address:


Machines Are People Too’s latest is called ‘Dreams’ and is the band’s first official studio release. The EP includes 5 original tracks produced by Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta, Matt & Kim). A great independent effort from one of the hardest touring bands in town. Stream the EP below, and again, if ‘yer diggin’ it, download it HERE for FREE:

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This Saturday: Winterfest 2012 at Track 29

January 26, 2012 0 comments

We are very excited about this Saturday’s event at Track 29 hosted by Chattanooga’s The Pulse Newsweekly. Winterfest 2012 is a showcase celebrating local music and the 9th Anniversary of The Pulse featuring 5 great bands from Chattanooga including: Moonlight Bride, The Bohannons, Elk Milk, Telemonster and Behold the Brave.

If you’re in the Chattanooga area, come on out and hear some local tunes… and if you’re not familiar with some of these bands, check out the showcase sampler below… Tickets are only $10 and are available ahead-of-time HERE and check out this week’s Pulse write-up on each band HERE… See you this weekend:

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Moonlight Bride: ‘Lemonade’ 7-inch + East Coast Tour Dates

January 16, 2012 0 comments

Lots of big news for Chattanooga’s Moonlight Bride who are about to embark on an East coast tour promoting their new 7-inch ‘Lemonade,’ a release that is also included on the Memetic Society’s Tennesthesia collection that dropped earlier in December (see details HERE). The song is their first single from the band’s upcoming EP ‘Twin Lakes’ which is set to hit shelves later this Spring… There is also a remix EP in the works which will be featuring a remix of ‘Lemonade’ from Tom of Los Campesinos!

Check out the new track below and come out to hear a taste of the new material in-person! Moonlight Bride are headlining Chattanooga Pulse’s Winterfest at Track 29 January 28th… and then February 11th, for the band’s ‘Lemonade’ 7-inch release party at JJ’s Bohemia, as well as a handful of other dates. Full tour listing below:

Moonlight Bride: Lemonade by thesouthrail

1/28 –  Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 – Headlining Pulse Winterfest
2/9 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick
2/10 – Savannah, GA – No Control Fest
2/11 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia 7 inch release party!
2/15 – Raleigh, NC – Shakedown St.
2/16 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
2/17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Stool Pigeons
3/7 – Roanoke, VA — The Bazaar
3/8 – Richmond, VA — The Camel
3/9 – Fredericksburg, VA — FAA
3/10 – Washington, DC — Venue TBA

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Memetic Society: ‘Tennessthesia’

November 22, 2011 1 Comment

With the help of a CreateHere MakeWork grant, the Chattanooga founded record label Memetic Society are about to drop a new project entitled ‘Tennessthesia,’ a compilation of music that was inspired by Synesthesia consisting of 11 7-inch vinyls, each recorded from 11 different, unsigned Tennessee-based bands, ranging from all the major cities: Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and here in Chattanooga…“Tennessee shapes the sound, and the sound shapes Tennessee.” Read the full mission statement HERE.

Memetic Society will have a Showcase at Chattanooga’s MainX24 event Saturday December 3rd. 45’s will be sold separately for $8 each and/or 11 vinyl sets for $80. The double disc CD version of the set will also be available for $15… Memetic Society’s e-store will be up Tuesday December 6th for on-line purchases as well as physical purchases at Chattanooga’s Leo Handmade Gallery and Boutique.

The line-up includes: Forest Magic, Majestico, Fly Golden Eagle, Moonlight Bride, The Distribution, Scandaliz Vandalistz, Faux Ferocious, Nite Nite, Square People, The Oscars, and Burning Itch… And for the first time, stream every song from this project all at one place before the compilation drops next weekend! Enjoy both discs from the CD set… Disc A features all the A-sides from the 7-inches, Disc B, well, you got it, The B-sides… Great stuff guys, well done:

Tennesthesia – Disc A by memeticsociety

Tennesthesia – Disc B by memeticsociety


Tristen: Christmas 7-inch & Saturday double-header

November 9, 2011 0 comments

Nashville’s Tristen needs our help! She has just launched a Kickstarter and is taking donations to help press a 7-inch which features her favorite holiday songs. The record, titled ‘Deck the Halls,’ will include Tristen covers of 3 holiday classics: Blue Christmas, Winter is Blue and Frosty The Snowman. Pledges can start as low as $5, which will get you a copy of the 7-inch… other packages include handmade articles from Tristen such as knitted scarfs and journals. Shell out the big bucks and have Tristen & the Ringers come to your house to play a show for you and your friends! You can donate and see full details HERE and check out the video below:

Also, if you are in the Chattanooga area this Saturday, you have TWO changes to catch Tristen live! She will be playing at NormalPalooza Saturday afternoon at 12:15pm along with several other great acts including Moonlight Bride, New Binkley Brothers, Machines Are People Too, How I Became the Bomb and Uncle Lightning. Music is FREE and starts at 10:00am! Click HERE for details… And later Saturday night, swing by JJ’s Bohemia for another round of Tristen along with Kingston Springs, Long Gone Darlins.

Tristen’s debut full-length, ‘Charlatans At The Garden Gate,’ is out now… pick up a copy HERE or in person

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Times New Viking: w/ Moonlight Bride September 7th

August 10, 2011 0 comments

Times New Viking will be dropping by JJ’s Bohemia September 7th along side Chattanooga’s own Moonlight Bride! This Columbus, Ohio lo-fi 3-piece are currently on tour promoting their latest LP ‘Dancer Equired,’ which hit stores earlier this Spring via Merge Records (instead of their previous label, Matador)… and if you don’t already own it, you should go do so HERE! Well, while your at it, pick up their Matador release ‘Born Again Revisited’ HERE too. Both great albums.

One thing we thought was interesting about teaming-up these 2 bands together is the fact that both had performed live at Paste Magazine sessions in Atlanta — The only difference was Times New Viking’s performance was recorded at Atlanta’s The Earl during a sound check.

Catch both bands’ PasteMagazine.com Sessions below and see why we’re fired up for September 7th!

Watch: Times New Viking PasteMagazine.com (separate link)

Download: Times New Viking ‘No Time, No Hope’

Moonlight Bride’s PasteMagazine.com session:

New Song By Moonlight Bride: ‘Summer Girls’

May 17, 2010 0 comments

Moonlight Bride is currently recording their follow-up to 2009’s Myths and is giving us a little taste of what they’ve been working on… The following performance was shot in an abandoned textile mill here in Chattanooga. Footage shot courtesy of Sliver Hymn Recordings. We’ll keep you posted on their new material:

Also catch Moonlight Bride live at the following dates:

May 20: The Independent – Auburn, AL
May 21: Soho – Columbus, GA
May 22: Discoteca – Chattanooga, TN
May 27: Star Bar Atlanta, GA
Jun 19: JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN