"Wizards on the Beach" is coming out in Japan on the Tokyo-based indie-label Nordic Lights Records on October 24. For the first time, the format is CD and this nugget includes 6 bonus tracks! To top things off, Billboard Japan just gave big thumbs up.Read More
We were asked to curate tomorrow’s Ello Newsletter, The GIF Project we launched last week turned out amazing, and today we’re happy to announce the premiere of a new song - exclusively for Ello!Read More
The pots and pans are boiling in the basement. Some seriously exciting stuff in the making. And for one of these upcoming projects we're looking for a Creative Video artist for a special Release.Read More
David of The Glass Children (London) hard at work with a jawdropping new MOONBABIES Remix which will be released later this year. (Plenty more to tell... very soon!) If you like Electronic Music, you should definitely check out this brilliant "upcoming" duo. We LOVE Them!Read More
The Superb FRINGE MUSIC FIX are including RATATAT, Daphni, Toro y Moi and the Moonbabies Super-Summer-glitchy 'Summerlong Wave' in their Staff Picks Compilation. Yay! Check it!Read More
We have been active on ELLO for the last year, and have become quite big fans of the platform. The Plain and pretty design is pretty much our favorite (the most creative and inspiring) social media channel we've explored yet. A fantastic space for artists and creative people!Read More
"It's a work that digs deep. It rewards repeated listens, with lyrical questions revealing possible explanations as aural textures subsume and melodies ingrain. It's another fine work in a fine cannon for a brilliant band." -Frank ValishRead More
"The result is a phantasmagoric & magical electro pop journey. 'Wizards on the Beach' catches you from the first note till the very end of the album, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment and hope for this world"Read More
PopMatters wrote this insightful review today: "An album that should stand the test of time when all others currently exploring similar sonic territory have faded into the background." 7 out of 10 RatingRead More
Moonbabies launched the '"Wizards on the Beach" Album at Babel, Malmö this Friday. Songs from the album went over very well, and a first ever live-performance of "Crispin Glover" was played as the encore.Read More
Moonbabies Picks #4: Fear vs Comfort. Chosen by Ola & Carina: featuring new and old tracks with common theme - the ever so fascinating thin-red-line between the fear vs comfort. Mew, Moonbabies, Björk, Blind Lake, Sufjan Stevens and many more.Read More
Posted on Moonbabies Twitter:
Last summer we shot this weird video for 'Eli in the Woods'! Any aspiring video makers like to finish it? We can't :)
We simply don't have the knowledge and the time. You or anyone you know might be interested? Email us: moonbabies[at]mac[dot]com
Some fantastic new reviews are coming in:
"Wizards on the Beach is a great blend of slightly playful (think Feels-era Animal Collective) and compositions that show Mooonbabies are serious about the music they write. The back and forth between experimentation and straightforward melodies on songs like "24" give the album a nice push and pull. Moonbabies have produced a very smart and heavily melodic album with Wizards on the Beach. They utilize electronics without making them the focal point, and have found a balance and fresh spirit with this new LP." --- Ian Hayes (GRADE : 80)
FRESH ON THE NET:
"If you are getting ready for the party or throwing a pillow party well here is your background music, incredibly fresh and juicy production. I watched my arm filling with goosebumps while dancing to this tune with my daughter earlier today. I’ve got a feeling that this tune will take over many dance floors in Europe and beyond. Let’s see where their hard work and passion will take them. I’m sold. I love the track and adding to spring favourites." ---Ola Szmidt
ALL THE TIME I WAS LISTENING:
"This album is a beautiful release, it has a strong nature feel (which is helped with a lot of the samples used throughout the album); the dream pop nature of the record is something that is very appealing and mixed in with a huge dose of psychedelic tunes & the shoegazing (once in a while drone-like) nature of their music is great. It is a relaxing record that will be a great addition to this summer’s soundtrack." --- (8 out of ten)
NOOGA / LISTENING POST:
"Using this newfound freedom to explore the deep pop nooks and elastic synth crevices of their new musical home, the duo developed a sound that took the tendencies of their past work and filtered them through a Technicolor spectrum of synth melodies and expansive rhythms, resulting in a mass of vibrant sounds and textures that feel completely new and wholly their own. It's been seven years since Moonbabies released their last record, but that time spent away from the studio hasn't dulled their synth edge to any degree. If anything, it has allowed them to refocus their time and attention on what music they really want to make. With their new record, "Wizards on the Beach," they create a warbling and sometimes-minimal electronic aesthetic that carries them through a set of songs that stutter and then quietly slip into your subconscious. Balancing these austere and lush arrangements so that both receive the attention they so clearly deserve is a monumental task, but one that the band is clearly adept at handling. "Wizards on the Beach" is beautiful, labyrinthine and otherworldly, and it's one of the best releases so far of 2015." --- Joshua Pickard
3 DOIGTS 2 LA MAIN (L3D2LM)
"With its dreamy and joyful atmosphere, the album will be more than the soundtrack of a - yet another - good evening on the beach this summer. The album is very successful because the ingredients are so good, and mainly because it's a great and well executed mixture. The work and the experience of our two Swedes are showing up very well and the result is an album that can be recommended to almost everyone." --- Maxime
"A fascinating album, which serves us dreamy pop, creative electronica, experimental indie, beautiful melodies and a lot more." --- Pär Berglund
"”Wizards on the Beach is the album I want in my headphones while walking on a a hot sun-drenched pavement. Or the type of album you want to hear as a constant soundtrack to a rooftop party in Brooklym, Berlin or Malmö" --- Madeline Bergquist
Lovely review/album stream at The Revue today, here's a Excerpt:
MOONBABIES - Wizards on the Beach
There are dance and electronic tracks, such as the opening song “Pink Heart Mother”, which sounds like something right out of Daft Punk’s discography, and the buzzy “Ocean to Kill”. There are numbers that recall their early lush and dreamy notes as heard on “Eli in the Woods”, “24”, the gorgeous “Summerlong”, and the wonderfully anthemic “Chorus”.
The album also has the team achieve the playfulness they were missing in the past, namely on “Playground Dropouts“, which hopefully isn’t about their son (read more below). In addition, there are more melodic, mellower numbers that wouldn’t be out of place on The Orange Billboard, particularly the title track, “Bird Lay Frue”, and “Raindrops”. --BenYung
Proud to announce 'Wizards on the Beach' is finally released and available online today! Here's a statement regarding the album (taken from Moonbabies facebook page):
Wooah friends, families and beloved listeners! Today is the day! Our new album ’Wizards on the Beach’ is un-leashed // it feels a little like letting your heart go!
If you like what we do, what can you do to support?
Answer is: Bandcamp!
As independent artists of 2015, we handle everything financially on our own and the future of how to to earn some money back lies in the hands of fans and supporters who understand the current climate.
With this release, we are asking for your support and giving you the option to pay what you want when you download the album at Bandcamp. (Nothing is fine too, we just ask you to tell some friends in return.)
THIS is the future for recording artists like us.
* Streaming is of course great, but you may know that artists are getting very little revenue from the likes of Spotify. The 400,000 plays of our song ’War on Sound’ resulted in $1.26 (10 SEK) to collect, for a reference.
At our Bandcamp you’ll get a super quality download (MP3, Lossless format of your choice) + we included some exclusive bonuses, and pressed the album in a limited Vinyl LP edition as well. Your money is transferred safely directly to us with few middle-hands.
Streaming = Totally Great
Bandcamp download = A Big Big Looove!
This album is a 100% product of love and passion for music and the mystique in life. We’re excited, and we are back and the future is here! Love to hear your views on the album! / O&C
Chosen by Moonbabies' Ola & Carina: A Playlist for that Good Lazy - Slow, Sunshine through the Window - Feeling. Velvet Underground, Hey Elbow, Cocteu Twins, Spiritulized... and more Great stuff!