Helluva day here at Big Med. Brick Fields in the morning and Moonlight Social in the afternoon. Amazing musicians all around. I’m adding the rock-country end-of-relationship-chronicled guitar-backed harmonies of Moonlight Social’s ‘Neither Are You’ to the Big Med Playlist for The Big One.
Every song I’ve heard by Moonlight Social is worthy of addition to the Playlist for The Big One however ‘Neither Are You’ is the one that has really stuck. This tune is pretty damned close to perfect. Great vocals, great lyrics, great harmonies, great guitar – pretty much explains why I haven’t heard it on the radio. Add this one to your personal playlist and get out ahead of the wave that’s sure to envelope this band.
Out of Austin (TX) Midnight Social was founded in early 2011. The band played a SXSW showcase after being selected by 9-time Grammy-winning frontman Ray Benson and won a Grammy-sponsored showcase after being selected by the board of governors for the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy. The band was named winners of the 2011 Austin Chronicle Sound Wars after beating out nearly 100 other Austin bands.
Jeremy Burchard and Jennica Scott are the tandem behind Midnight Social. The duo met as peers in The University of Texas Longhorn Band — Scott as a member of the trumpet section, and Burchard as a member of the drumline. What started as a spontaneous jam session and a few cover recordings in Burchard’s tiny apartment bedroom quickly developed into a full-time musical collaboration. Scott’s rich vocals and harmonious country sensibilities married with Burchard’s eclectic guitar style and expansive rock roots create the signature sound of Moonlight Social.
They released their debut self-produced EP in May 2011. The band is due to release their debut album in 2012 with Blue October bassist and producer Matt Noveskey (IAmDynamite, Language Room, Courrier).
You can follow Moonlight Social online at http://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/
You can buy their music at iTunes