Almost four years have passed since Night Moves kicked up a modest international buzz and toured with the likes of Father John Misty and Lord Huron behind “Colored Emotions,” its sweetly psychedelic debut album for the London-reared Domino Recording Co. (also home to Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective). In that time, Minneapolis' atmospheric twang-pop trio lost co-founding member Mark Ritsema, who now fronts Suzie. Frontman John Pelant and bassist Micky Alfano carried on as the core unit and steadily wrote and demoing the whole time.
Night Moves finally announced details of the follow-up record today, “Pennied Days,” which will arrive via Domino on March 25. Pelant and Alfano recorded the album with producer John Agnello, the veteran New York studio wiz who also captained last year’s excellent Motion City Soundtrack album and previously worked with Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and the Hold Steady.
In a press release for the record, Pelant said, “A lot of the songs are about trying to find yourself and what your future will look like and who you are – life overall,”
The roll-out of "Pennied Days" starts today with the release of a single/video, “Denise, Don’t Want to See You Cry” (posted below), which falls somewhere between Empire of the Sun and the Waterboys sonically. Domino is taking pre-orders on a limited vinyl edition of the record (500 copies) featuring a three-song bonus EP. Stay tuned for hometown release show info and more details of what the band has lined up for its comeback year.