One day, there was a boy named Walter. He was from Wichita, Kansas, and his interests included camping and beef flied lice. Walter had a condition. He had to pee on every woman he met. He simply had to. It was uncontrollable; like a philanderer's unconscious faint smile to any young, beautiful woman he passes, like an alcoholic's invariable after-work wandering to a nearby pub. He just had to pee on every woman he met. His mother-in-law wasn't even spared. He saw every woman as an unwatered, beautiful flower, and his member was the only hose that could satisfy their never-ending thirst - for Walter one time blew his dick up with a balloon pump, and it grew so big that it popped high above the clouds, and rained down onto a thousand of the children. And so, after lengthy meditation involving heavy liquor drinking and chai tea, not necessarily at the same time, he came to the conclusion that it was all up to him to create a "master" race. So he found the perfect woman to water with his golden elixir; she was round but not fat, long but not skinny, robust but not manly. Her wide hips to him were the pinnacle of womanhood, her brown, thick forearms were strong and beautiful. The rich colors in her face and the contours of her smile tempted, fulfilled, and enriched him all at the same time. Her name was Bloaqua. She was Samoan and she was living in Wichita on a work-exchange program as a concept designer at the local Nissan plant. She had spent 7 years living in the Caribbean fighting undead pirates in the Cold War.
Walter and Bloaqua were at their first concert: Walk the Moon at Victor's Good n' Easy Funtime Bar in Flaubert, Ohio. At first, things went, to be frank, poorly - First, Bloaqua spilled her martini all over Walter's shirtfront; which created tension on the extremely rigid, s fractal, nuclear, and malleable bombshell which is the brain of a man on his first date. Then, Walk the Moon began to play. Music poured from the speakers and dancing seemed to rise from the floor into the audience members. "Oh, Anna Sun!" Walter cried out. "Oh, Anna Sun!" Bloaqua responded with glee.
yes. They would be married, and yes. It is thanks to the crunk power of Walk, Walk, Walk the Moon.
We got this message today and it made me feel really good, so I wanted to share. This is exactly why we make music:
"Tonight one of my best friends and I had a really shitty night, and after talking about some really tough stuff we stood in the parking lot of the movie theater, turned your music on the car stereo and danced. It's impossible to listen to your music and not be happy. So just wanted to say thanks for providing us with uplifted spirits through your music."
Sarah and best friend, you rock. We'll keep churning out the music, if you promise to keep dancing!
just FYI, our first rough cut of Anna Sun is up on our myspace. give it a listen and let us know what you think - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. it's bound to change a lot in the next couple weeks, but here it is with all the pieces there.
We are at Shepherd's Pie Recording with Chris Schmidt. We are working on Blue Dress!
So there's something I've been wanting to talk to you about. Camera phones. Adrian is making a big fun with my very high falutin motothingy camera pheon. It's called a camera pheon because "phone" is not the correct word, nor is "telephone." Oh yeah, it is. My phone has these great things called fun frames, where you can surround any photo you take with the pheon with any one of several fun, fun, borders, such as a lucky shamrocks, or party balloons, or ANYTHING.
So, yeah. Has anyone seen Wild, Wild West? I just watched some of it. There is Kevin Kline and Kevin Klne, and famous actor/rapper Will Smith along with famous actress/model/celebrity chef Salma Hayek.
I really like York peppermint patties, but sometimes I don't like them that much because the mintiness really crunks me out.
So how are You Guys? I'm grawl. That's a mix between great, awesome, and cool.
Nick Petricca just tried to TXT someone and call them "sista," but T9 thought he was trying to type the word "shrub." awesome. I think it can tell when a white person is trying to type "sista." I feel like white people deal with shrubs more than sistas. ][
we're living in a time when/where time is not an object.
ALSO WE WATCHED KIDS GO TO THE WOODS KIDS GET DEAD IT WAS GREAT!
Ello there! Adam here. Reporting to you direct from Shepherd's Pie Studio with Nick P. and Chris, our engineer.
We're currently listening to "Jenny was a friend of mine" off the Killers' first album, Hot Fuss, to get some sonic ideas for Anna Sun, which is nearing completion.
Hey, if you guys aren't aware yet, we're sending out free songs of ours if you message us on myspace.com/walkthemoonband and tell us which song you want and your email address. if you don't have myspace you can send us an email request to email@example.com.
Also, im getting pumped for Kids Go to Woods...Kids Get Dead on sept. 10th. spread the word, its gonna be awesome.
Finally, this thing is the best thing ever. I may have posted this before but it deserves another one.
nick p at your service, internetting as one is want to do.
had a wonderful time at Newport/Levee today, made some new friends! among them, Sarah and Kate! these two chose us over penguins, and that made us very happy. mostly because i don't think i would even choose us over penguins.
(you see, we played next to an aquarium)
we also made some friends at our Northside Tavern gig, including Tim, Tim, and Brandon... while facebook chatting (oh yes, definitely) i discovered Brandon is a WORKING ACTOR at age 22 and "20Something" goes up in Dayton, OH in September. check out the encore theater company.
that's Brandon, second from the right.
RECORDING UPDATE: we are nearly finished with Anna Sun and Blue Dress Song and are moving on to complete I Want! I Want!, The Liftaway, and a new version of Red Light which no one has really heard yet. we hope to have the i want! i want! EP ready to cast into the music ocean in a couple weeks.
well i have a sunburn shaped like a big fat wife-beater "U" on my chest and i'm going to go rub Noxzema all over myself. sexy, i know.
today we played from 1 to 5 at newport on the levee - and it was the bomb diggs. we met a lot of new people and made some new fans, and debuted our new version of "Red Light". i don't have that much to add cuz we've all be exhausted since we finished the show.
also, in the off chance that anyone from newport's Habanera restaurant is reading this - thanks for your support!! the awesome peeps at habanera gave us free food and are publicizing our sept. 10th show cuz they liked our show so much. thanks!!!
anywho, a good day was had by all.
also, thanks to the weather gods for not raining on our show and destroying our equipment.
On September 10th we're playing a show as part of a film screening at the 20th Century Theater in Hyde Park. The movie is called Kids Go to the Woods...Kids Get Dead. It's an awesome spoof of 80's horror films and it's getting really good reviews. It's made by some cool peeps from NYC.
8:00 PM - Kids Get Dead 10:00 PM - Walk the Moon!
Admission is $10 and you get a free copy of the movie on DVD, FREE food, and get to see us!! After us there will be a show by Chick Pimp or Coke Dealer at a Bar, a local Cincy band who is awesome. There's also a cash bar all night.
as adam said, we're due to report on the ryan cabrera experience....
the most important thing i can say is that his hair did not flinch the entire night, not a follicle. it was so resilient, so steadfast, so silent and calm. also his shoes were shiny enough as to be visible from orbit.
in any case, cabrera is no joke a really talented guitarist. i was really impressed, and once i forgot about the whole ashlee simpson thing i was just excited to hear what he would play next. in between his crispy, breathy Howie-Day-meets-LFO singsongs he'd throw in a musical shout-out to Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson (R.I.P.). our favorite part by far was his rendition of "You Can Call Me Al" by PAUL SIMON! yes he actually did that. if you don't know that song..... well. here's a moderately funny, largely unremarkable music video with Paul and Chevy Chase.
throughout the night we had become friends with his merch guy, Steve, and Clayton Senne, his touring opener (myspace.com/musicbyclayton), and we joined them for drinks at Mainstay down on 5th and Plum. i didn't talk much with Ryan, but as we left, Nick L and he shared a very boisterous hug, so maybe you should twit him about it ;).
anyway, adrian's back in town soon, and we've got our acoustic show at the Northside Tavern tomorrow night with Molly the bear. see you around....
Yo. Im babysitting tonight, and I'm chillin with Marcus and Brian listening to tunes. The show was surprisingly sweet - met some cool peeps, gave out some CDs, listened to some good bands, especially Clayton Senne. Unfortunately I had to bone out before Cabrera took the stage but I know the Nicks will report about it soon.
I realized tonight that I haven't posted our setlist from a show in a looong time so tonight's set list was....
Red Lite, or Theme and Variations on a Dance Floor The Damn is About 2 Brake Stone Cold Focks Blew Dress Jumpsoot Anna Son The Liftaweigh
her myspace page is called "Ana Sun" (yes only one N but i assume its a conscious choice not a typo), and on it her default song is Anna Sun (Lofi Demo) and she's got the acoustic video up there. well Liberame, you rock.
This was a comment posted by a friend/fan of ours on myspace and we loved it so much we had to put it up here.
"okay so once upon a time, there was a band called walk the moon, and they realized their main goal in life is to create some pretty fantanstic songs to everyone and anyone who would listen. but they wouldnt be just songs about anything, theyd be songs about real stuff that inspires people to do thing they never thought they could, and they wanted their music to feel like medicine. to ease away a broken heart, a sad day. the end.
This is Nicholas James deVaron Lerangis writing to you from the past. That's right. The Past. I'm there. I'm not in the present, I'm in The Past. I ate a tangerine and had a bowl of Cheerios in the past, and I'm working on a glass of water here in The Past. I'm listening to Charles Mingus presents Charles Mingus and mulling over life possibilities. I'm looking at craigslist jobs, and feeling like applying for a nanny position near Columbus Circle, but it's all a little meaningless, seeing as this is The Past. What are you doing in The Present? I wonder what I'll be doing in The Present. I might be listening to other music, chilling at the Petriccas' empty house, or maybe writing some music. Who knows?
At any rate, I've been digging a lot of new and old cool music, namely Dirty Projectors' new album, Bitte Orca, Van Morrison's album Common One, the best of Lord Kitchener, and a band called Coal Mine Fires. Look 'em up.
so yeah, I miss you guys. It's been far too long. I hope you like my p0st, and I encourage you to read the next time we post a post on this blog. I hope you listen to our music, too. That's the main reason we post on this thing anyway. We have a new EP coming out this schoolyear--did you know that? well, at any rate, The Past is really cool, and it was/is a great place to be. I'll be in The Present for the rest of the day, I believe.
i'm sitting in the arizzma radio studio offices awaiting my boys to arrive from the new york furnace. there's a beautifully out-of-tune upright behind me that i've been banging on for awhile....meanwhile i can't feel my skin because it's so motherflipping cold in here i might fall asleep and never wake up. they might find me in sixty years, perfectly preserved in a block of ice. i'm a rare tool for science.
So we are opening for someone special. Someone super famous. Someone who has changed the face of music as we know it. Below is the poster for the gig.
And no, this is not a joke.
Also, we had a bomb diggz gig last night at Arlene's Grocery in NYC. Thanks to everyone who came! We now have a new demo which we are really happy with called "i want! i want!" up on myspace.com/walkthemoonband Check it!
Staying in NYC for the week, and we're playing an acoustic set on an indie online radio show on wednesday at 4:15. you can stream it by going to: