Listen to "Deep Ecology" by Young Moon 16 May 2023
On June 30, Orindal Records will release Triggered by Sunsets, the third full-length album by New Zealand-based dream pop/shoegaze DIY recording artist Young Moon.
Trevor Montgomery (formerly of Tarentel & Lazarus) has been writing & recording brooding ballads & blissful psychedelia as Young Moon for over a decade, programming vintage drum machines & atmospheric synths to accompany his mournful baritone. In an album review for music blog Consequence, music journalist describes Montgomery as "a singer/songwriter with a talent for lo-fi tracks, electronic
synthesizers, and genuine lyrics that explore love, life, and– fittingly
for his well-traveled voice– death."
I've been a fan of Young Moon since 2013, when I caught a live set at a little bar in Oakland, CA & picked up a vinyl copy of Navigated Like the Swan, the debut Young Moon album on Western Vinyl. That album lived on my turntable all through that winter. The music seemed to exist on a different plane, coming to me from both the future & the past. The songs were achingly beautiful, full of grief & hope, & I've carried them in my head ever since. Trevor & I kept in touch & we would occasionally run into each other in San Francisco until Trevor & his family relocated to Nelson, New Zealand in 2019. I was thrilled when Trevor emailed me some excellent new Young Moon recordings & I jumped at the chance to collaborate on a release.
Triggered by Sunsets is Montgomery's first Young Moon full length recording since relocating to New Zealand, & it's the Young Moon first release for Orindal Records. First single "Deep Ecology" is out now. Find "Deep Ecology" on your preferred streaming service HERE.
Triggered by Sunsets will be released on 160 gram "sea glass" color vinyl, classic black vinyl & digital formats on June 30. The album's cover was created by collage artist Rachel Anne Duffy. Pre-order your copy & read the album's bio by Matt Hellriegel & introductory poem by Jason Morris HERE.
Young Moon will return to the U.S. in July for a solo show at the Ivy Room in Oakland, CA, followed by a two week tour of the eastern U.S. with Advance Base. Catch Young Moon live & pick up your copy of Triggered by Sunsets from the merch table!
YOUNG MOON LIVE DATES
July 06, 2023- Oakland, CA @ Ivy Room
July 09, 2023- Chicago, IL @ Color Club (w/ Advance Base)
July 10, 2023- Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar (w/ Blithe Field & Advance Base)
July 11, 2023- Pittsburgh, PA @ Government Center (w/ Advance Base)
July 12, 2023- Norfolk, VA @ Kobros Coffee (w/ Seamonster & Advance Base)
July 13, 2023- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (w/ Kristin Daelyn & Advance Base)
July 14, 2023- Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville (w/ Matt Bachmann & Advance Base)
July 15, 2023- Boston, MA @ Exit Galleries (w/ Advance Base)
July 16, 2023- Bath, ME @ The Grant Building (w/ Tiger Saw & Advance Base)
July 17, 2023- Brattleboro, VT @ Epsilon Spires (w/ Bobbie & Advance Base)
July 18, 2023- Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar (w/ Advance Base)
July 19, 2023- Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's (w/ Advance Base)
July 20, 2023- Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (w/ Advance Base)