August 1, 2007

!Mobius Band In Signing To Misra Shocker!

Mobius BandWell, not really much of a shock. We pretty much told you a couple weeks ago here, and someone told us a couple months before that. But today notable independent rock label Misra made it official, announcing here that it will release cyborg pop heroes Mobius Band's sophomore full length Heaven Oct. 2. You can already pre-order the set from Misra here. Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the whole thing is that Misra has posted the first preview MP3, the electropop track "Hallie," which we've linked for you below. The lyric is surprisingly direct for Mobius Band guitarist and singer Ben Sterling. The trio's updated bio notes some of the personal stuff the band has had to collectively weather during the time Heaven was being written and recorded and it is hard not to hear some of that here. The instrumentation is heavy on sampled strings, synth tones and the band's now familiar coterie of electronics, and there is some guitar in the chorus. Mobius Band will support the release of the new set via a tour with old friend Matthew Dear, and we've posted all the dates at the bottom of this item. Sadly, there's no Boston date currently, but we expect we'll be seeing the likes of the Mobius Band around here sometime. In the mean time, check out the new tune and peruse some of our more recent coverage linked below. For a kick, you can read our first Blogspot blog (as opposed to our prior blog, the archives of which are largely lost to the sands of time -- remember when people had blogs that weren't hosted by someone else?) mention of Mobius Band here in Oct. 2003.

Mobius Band -- "Hallie" -- Heaven
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[pre-order Heaven from Misra here]

Previous Mobius Band coverage:

Show Us Yours #4: Mobius Band
That Was The Show That Was: Mobius Band

10/01 -- Mercury Lounge -- New York, NY
10/02 -- Johnny Brenda’s -- Philadelphia, PA
10/03 -- Satellite Ballroom -- Charlottesville, VA
10/04 -- Rock n’ Roll Hotel -- Washington DC
10/05 -- Local 506 -- Chapel Hill, NC
10/06 -- Drunken Unicorn -- Atlanta, GA
10/08 -- Emo’s -- Austin, Tx
10/09 -- Granada -- Dallas, TX
10/12 -- Hi-Dive -- Denver, CO
10/13 -- Blind Pig -- Ann Arbor, MI
10/16 -- Echo -- Los Angeles, CA
10/18 -- Mezzanine -- San Francisco, CA
10/19 -- Holocene -- Portland, OR
10/20 -- Crocodile -- Seattle, WA
10/21 -- Media Club -- Vancouver, BC Canada
10/24 -- Triple Rock -- Minneapolis, MN
10/25 -- Cafe Montemarte -- Madison, WI
10/26 -- Smart Bar -- Chicago, IL
10/27 -- Grog Shop -- Cleveland, OH

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