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Saturday, March 15 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm

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Moon Rats are giving indie rock its soul back. This is not emo—this is real feeling. Founded by former Pretty Girls Make Graves guitarist Nathan Thelen, Moon Rats combine melancholy arrangements and dissonant textures with smoky atmospherics and an understated muscular delivery that drifts across the listener’s ears like a soft caress by bruised knuckles. Rounded out by drummer Jason Echeverria and keyboardist Aska Matsumiya, this Los Angeles by way of Seattle, trio has found fertile creative territory with a self-released, self-titled EP. Featuring vocal performances by all three members, this early document reveals a multi-layered sonic depth that, for all its murky haze, reveals a vastness and breadth of vision emerging over a horizon much broader than what most bands will see in a lifetime. In this light it becomes clear that unlike many of their peers who sound like they’ve been spending every waking hour shopping for tight pants and grooming their ironic hipster moustaches, Moon Rats have been staying up late crafting music with substance. Full length is in the works and will be released in Early 2008 .

Saturday March 15, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Emo's IV Lounge 601 Red River St

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