Moonsville Collective is a Southern California band that writes songs shoveled from the soil that surrounds them. During an age of short attention spans and speedy business, the band draws their inspiration from a simple well and holds firm to the truth that good songs can hold a person’s hand through hard times.
Before 2017, the band recorded two studio albums, toured the country, and played countless shows sharing the stage with The White Buffalo, Charlie Parr and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, among others. Moonsville pulls poetry from their LA home terrain, riddled with potholed streets and rusted jukeboxes, and also from their out-of city get-aways, to create a field where their songs can sprout.
In a focus to bottle their current prolificacy, Moonsville has committed to recording and releasing 4 EP’s (20 songs) in 2017. With multi-instrumentalists and several songwriters in the band, they keep their Americana style variable; always open to experimentation and the blurring of genre lines. One of the songwriters, Corey Adams says; “II is different than I in that we kept the instrumentation intentionally limited to see what we could do with less options.”
This second release of the quarterly EP’s exhibits band’s storytelling. From a head-bobbing sea song about the ebb and flow of infatuation and misty dock love; to a song that undulates like the hills of the California coast and, asks questions and comforts the Beloved. Moonsville’s lyrics set the scene and rely heavily on the mandolin and baritone guitar to give the songs their color and character.
“This EP is descriptive in its storytelling and the music is intended to transport the listener somewhere far away or somewhere deeper in,” says Ryan Welch, one of the bands writers. \
Glide is proud to premiere “New Orleans” off the second EP, an enchanting composition of orchestrated folk that never oversteps its boundaries. Moonsville Collective shines with its warm and earnest delivery, reminiscent of the quiet strength of 70′ s singer-songwriters, while retain a poignant urgency that urges for just another listen.