MOON TOOTH release new single ‘NYMPHAEACEAE’
Out now via Pure Noise RecordsWatch the video – HERE
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Moon Tooth, the Long Island-based foursome whose 2019 album, Crux, landed on year-end, Top 10 lists from both Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, release “Nymphaeaceae” (https://smarturl.it/MoonToothMusic) an early preview of what’s to come on the band’s highly-anticipated follow-up.
Watch video for ‘Nymphaeaceae’ HERE or by clicking the image below.
“The ‘Nymphaeaceae’ music video concept grew directly from John’s lyrics. The title is the scientific name for water lilies,” explains guitar player/songwriter Nick Lee of the Tom Flynn directed video (https://youtu.be/R3ZolNyLfN0). “They grow from the murky bottom of a pond up to the surface of the water and then continue to flower up towards the sun. That journey is represented by the main character’s struggle in the video. You can compare it to different struggles in life but the idea in this video and in the lyrics speak more specifically to growing through hardships, bettering yourself and finding a true partner. Sticking it out with them through any kind of hardship.”
“If you’ve found a purpose in life, there’s no greater peace than immersing yourself in that purpose. That’s what I felt the morning I wrote this song, when I took a kayak out to a tiny island on an Orlando lake,” adds singer/lyricist John Carbone.“There, self-marooned with the freedom to be as loud and strange as I like, I wrote words and melodies to Nick’s demo. I saw my feelings in the water lilies that surrounded the island. How the beauty of a flower isn’t just in how it looks, but also in the idea of it. A living thing that grows through darkness, towards the light to bloom, pollinate and create more life. The light in my case, being my purpose with my brothers and our work. Like any artist, the pursuit of that work is the only thing I need. But writing on the island that day gave me hope to find the only thing I want: a true partner, a true home.”
The song was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Trivium, Korn) and Moon Tooth with Wilbur also handling mixing duties.
The band recently announced a trio of year-end shows:
15th December Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
16th December New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre (hosted by Sirius XM’s Shawn The Butcher)
17th December Washington, DC Songbyrd Music House
Moon Tooth is vocalist John Carbone, guitar player Nick Lee, drummer Ray Marte, and bass player Vincent Romanelli. The Long-Island based band self-released their debut album, Chromaparagon, in early 2016. Metal Injection, in one of the band’s earliest reviews, said the foursome “establish a riveting precedent of what can be created within the wide parameters of modern progressive music.” Moon Tooth went on to catch the attention of heavy music fans, critics and labels alike, leading to Pure Noise Records signing the band and releasing the widely-praised album, Crux, in 2019. The 11-song collection, co-produced by Machine (King Crimson, Every Time I Die) and Lamb of God’s Mark Morton, saw Moon Tooth championed by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, leading to placements on both outlet’s Best of 2019 year-end lists.