By Allyce Andrew
Originating in Westchester, New York in 2005, Moving Mountains has extended far beyond their initial boundaries over the years. Since then, MovMou has covered the U.S. for extensive tours, landed a deal with Triple Crown Records (The Dear Hunter, The Receiving End of Sirens), a handful of shows at SXSW and a slot to play every date of Warped Tour this year – you might not have heard much from them yet but you definitely will soon.
The group fully formed into what it is today in 2007 whenever bassist Mitchell Lee, and guitarist/vocalist Frank Graniero joined original members drummer Nicholas Pizzolato, guiarist/vocalist Gregory Dunn to make music reminiscent of early post-rock movement. With only one full-length under their belt (Pneuma – 2007), they have been gaining an undeniable amount of momentum; supporting bands like Say Anything, Thursday and The Polar Bear Club – MovMou provides a refreshing break from the hardcore/pop-punk saturation of the scene. Their most recent release contains two singles from their upcoming album Waves: “Where Two Bodies Lie” and “Furnace Wood (Acoustic)”, two gorgeous and diverse tracks that are a promising sign for the upcoming album.
If you like beautifully composed, ambient music full of substance and emotionally tearing jagged edges you will not regret buying their record. Waves will be released on May 10th and can be pre-ordered as a CD/poster for $10, a vinyl for $14, or as a couple of other package deals (all under $35) with t-shirts or hoodies.
You can also tweet to the band by tweeting @movmou.