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Showing posts with label moyamoya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label moyamoya. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Did you know that Moyamoya released a new album at the end of 2018 called 'Hawn'?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Moyamoya has new full length album called 'Hawn' coming out Dec 24, 2018 - Xmas Eve!

Oh wow, oh wow!  We could not be more happy to share with you that we back at it with new release from Jacksonville, Florida's own instrumental rockers - Moyamoya - due out on Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24, 2018.  Moyamoya is bringing us a brand new full length album, and I've gotta tell you... it is simply amazing!  So fresh!  So alive!  You are gonna love what the boys have been up to.  For now, here is the cover art for the new album - Hawn.  We will post music to sample in the weeks ahead.  Stay tuned!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

'Get It In Your Ears' interviews Brennan Hammill of MOYAMOYA

"The musical remedy that is MOYAMOYA will take over your senses and relieve the ears and constant impulses of everyday radio station surfers." ~ Morgan Bates, Get It In Your Ears


Featured Photo by: Alex Baker

Monday, October 2, 2017

Collect all (3) moyamoya Digital 45s now!

moyamoya's third Digital 45 for their new track "I Heart Jet Noise" is out today - Monday, October 3rd!   Download it now from Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play, or iTunes; or stream it on Spotify, if that is your fancy!  While you are there, pick up the previous two Digital 45s from moyamoya for "Ded Mel 25" and "Baracus!"  All Digital 45s come with awesome remixes on side-b; "virtual side-b," that is!  :)



Saturday, September 30, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Alright people of the world wide web... here we go again! Another awesome Digital 45 from those instrumental rockin' rollin' boys down in ol' Jacksonville FL - moyamoya - for their track "I Heart Jet Noise."  Listen to it here:


Florida-based post-rock purveyors, moyamoya, have released the digital 45 "I Heart Jet Noise" - the third of three on Fort Lowell Records since their full-length debut in 2014. The ominous and wandering track is moyamoya at their finest - a perpetual balancing act of musical movements merging, at times brash and belligerent, at others meticulous and measured. In the brief 5 minute track, from the haunted number-station-esgue intro to the break-beat inspired conclusion, the band mutate the motif multiple times, making the journey seem longer than the listen.

And to extend that journey, Jacksonville hip-hop hero, Willie Evans Jr, provides the "Chem-trail Mix" - seizing on the final movement of the original track but, up-tempo and beat-forward, to create a remix in his own head-bobbing image.

The 3 digital 45s are available online at most streaming platforms however, a physical-format will be released via cassette tape later this fall. moyamoya's "I Heart Jet Noise" along with "Ded Mel 25" and "Baracus" will comprise side A while side B will feature a remix of each song provided by Willie Evans Jr as well as Navigateur (Ded Mel 25) and Keith William of WakeATL (Baracus). The tape will be available at the coming moyamoya show: Raindogs on Oct 19th with Twin Ponies and Loose Eels.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A NOISE ROCK Rose by any Other Name

Call them what you will — local trio moyamoya bring complex, textural, ambient, sludgy noise

Noise rock. Math rock. Instrumental ambience. Textural sludge. You can dream up a hundred different and accurate ways to describe local trio moyamoya’s sonic mélange. Instead of focusing on what they sound like, however, let’s focus on what Richard Dudley, Scott Madgett and Brennan Hamill have achieved. They bring a collective five decades of experience playing in bands on every point of the genre spectrum to the table — but they threw that experience out the window upon forming moyamoya in 2009 by switching all of their instruments (Dudley went from bass to guitar, Madgett from guitar to drums, and Hamill from guitar to keys and bass).
They took five years to polish six songs for their debut self-titled 12-inch, released in 2014 on Fort Lowell Records. When they perform around town at regular venues like 1904 Music Hall and Rain Dogs, they’re just as likely to play with fellow indie rockers like Twelve Hour Turn as they are to lay down break beats for MCs like Willie Evans Jr. and Paten Locke. When moyamoya aren’t playing club shows, they’re headlining benefits for organizations like the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality. They even opted from the very start to follow a fully instrumental path, eschewing vocals in service of sublimating their riffs to the highest possible pedestal.
“Instrumental music depends heavily on what the listener brings to it,” the band said in an email interview with Folio Weekly. “The context in which it’s heard can influence that experience. This interests us."
Folio Weekly: We tried at the beginning of this story, but we’ll throw this one your way: How would you describe moyamoya’s sound?moyamoya: Since words aren’t our thing, we’d like to quote a write-up from Hans Werkman with Here Comes The Flood: “Exquisite noise from Florida.”
How has that noise shifted since the three of you started collaborating in 2009?When we started, we didn’t really know what our sound was. The first couple years were mostly experimenting. Some of the parts we wrote made the cut and are still played today, but most did not. We learned our strengths and weaknesses — and we’re still learning. Whether it’s composition, performance or recording, we like to think it’s the best we have to offer at that moment. Hopefully we’ll have better things to offer in the future.
Your self-titled 12-inch came out in 2014. Do you have more releases planned for the future?Yep! We’ve written most of it and have already started demoing. A couple of songs are currently in our live set: “Don’t Blow Out My Fun Candle” and “Enter: Pallbearer.” But the album will be a few months out, so in the interim, we have two more singles scheduled for release that are similar to the “Dedmel25” digital 45 we put out with Fort Lowell Records earlier this year, featuring a remix by Navigateur, an awesome musician and rad dude, Carlos Andujar. The first new single will be “Baracus,” featuring a remix by Keith William of WakeATL, followed by “I Heart Jet Noise” after that.
What’s different about the new material?The self-titled was the final product of many years of writing, discarding and revising as we found our process. This round, we know what our process is, so it makes writing much easier. We’ve also improved as musicians: The writing on the first album was done while we were getting comfortable after switching instruments. Knowing how to actually play makes the process much easier and more productive. But I think the major distinction between the first album and the singles or the next full length is our recording process. The first album was pretty much a live album; recorded straight with few second takes and mixed down. Now we take a lot more time, which ultimately makes for a better experience for the listener.
Let’s talk influences. Who do you guys cite?Similar instrumental bands like Mogwai, Battles, Don Cab and Tortoise. But we also pull from other musical interests: a hip-hop-esque break beat, a soul-inspired bass riff or a shimmery guitar tone that feels like shoegaze. If it sounds good to us, we go with it.
One review compared you to Polvo, a criminally underrated indie rock band. And you guys recently shared the stage with reunited Jacksonville legends Twelve Hour Turn.We are fans — and we agree, [Polvo is] very underrated. Quiet/hard, angular changes and drone are prominent in both Polvo’s and our style. They’re definitely part of our indie music vernacular. We love Twelve Hour Turn, and true love lasts forever. They were a huge influence on the local music scene back in their day, and it was a blast sharing the stage with them.
How big of a deal is it for moyamoya to represent that Duval/Jacksonville indie rock history?We’re all Jax natives and we’ve all been musicians here for years, so we feel very rooted in the local music scene. This city has put out great artists for generations and we’ve had the pleasure of playing with many of our favorites. There’s also context and how that can shape the musical experience. For the audience at a hip-hop show, a break beat might stick out, whereas for the punk or indie audience, a sludgy guitar riff might be more memorable.
How much touring has the band done in the past, and how much do you plan on doing in the future?We did two Southeast tours in 2016, and two shows in particular were memorable for us. We played Slim’s in Raleigh, North Carolina, with our friends and label mates, Band & The Beat. A rad hip-hop artist, FKB$, was on the bill, too. The other show we all loved was at Grantski Records in Augusta, Georgia. It was a last-minute addition to the tour, but the owner was so great about getting us in and getting people out. He even ordered pizza! There were only 20 people there, but in the tiny shop, it felt like 100. And everyone was into the music. Tons of praise and we sold a record to everyone there. It was one of those shows where you leave floating. The plan right now is to tour a couple of times in 2017, ideally once we release the three digital 45s we want to put out as a cassette in spring and again in the fall, after we get the album finished.
Final question: What local artists would you recommend?Our local hip-hop scene is worth paying attention to: Willie Evans Jr., Dillon, Paten Locke’s new Stono Echo project. Then FULL PLATE!, Seacycles, Birthday Pony, Wise River and Fjord Explorer. I’m sure we’re leaving someone out. There really are so many great bands here.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016


Ladies and gentlemen, the brand new Digital 45 from Jacksonville FL's instrumental bad-asses, moyamoya, is out today and available for download!  It includes a sick remix by Atlanta GA's own Navigateur! Get your copy now from Bandcamp, Google Play, or iTunes; you can also stream it via Spotify.

Or, you can listen to it out right here, right now:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


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