Yo this past week was a whopper for the new Walk the Moon. The boys and I spent countless hours (running on little sleep) taking old songs of ours and revamping them, making sure our new band arrangements reflect not only what is appropriate for the sound and direction we want, but also what serves the song the best, and gets the message across. Among the songs we revamped are "La La Metropolitan" and "2012, or Set the TV on Fire" (which may have a new title soon), both available to listen on our myspace.com/walkthemoonband address.
After a week of crazy hard work we had two gigs - live on ICN cable in Northern KY and a show at the Mad Frog in Clifton. TV was crazy - we'd never played live on air before, and it was nerve-wracking and awesome. Nick P. and I were interviewed by Nancy, the host, and then we played two short sets. The first was "Iscariot", a new mostly-vocal song into "Red Light, or Theme and Variations on a Dance Floor". The second was a newer song called "Throw Me the Line". Afterward we taped videos of "Stone Cold Fox" and "The Dam is About to Break". Some of those videos will be posted on our websites soon.
Friday night we played the Mad Frog and we felt it was our best show ever. Apparently the new sound and songs reminded people of some kind of mix of early Radiohead, funk music, and TV on the Radio. We saw a lot of new faces out there and we debuted a hell of a lot of music. Our setlist was something along the lines of:
La La Metropolitan
Stone Cold Fox
The Lift Away
The Dam is About to Break
Throw Me the Line
House Burning Down
Set the TV on Fire
Red Light, or Theme and Variations on a Dance Floor
Set the TV on Fire (the new version of 2012) is our new favorite song to play, and in it we borrowed a musical element from Animal Collective's song "My Girls". Did you catch it? If you don't know the AC song, check out the whole album, and if you didn't see us on Friday, check us out soon.
P.S. - Nick L. and Adrian both got their first tickets this week within one 24-hour period, each in Adrian's car. Cool dude.