Thank You Scientist

Thank You Scientist

Moon Tooth, Tea Club

Fri, December 2, 2016

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:15 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$13 advance / $16 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Thank You Scientist
Thank You Scientist
We are a 7-headed monster.
Moon Tooth
Moon Tooth
February 5th, 2016 marked the release of Chromaparagon, the debut full-length album by Long Island, New York band Moon Tooth.

Stream or purchase the album, here:
http://moontoothny.bandcamp.com/

A fireworks display of melody and rhythm, Chromaparagon is more than that too – its progressive, aggressive sound is brimming with soul, riddled with hairpin turns, and delivered with the grace and swing of real virtuosos. Over the course of twelve songs, Moon Tooth mashes together rock, metal, and blues, into a fusion that bursts with color. There are few limits here. Moon Tooth possesses the imagination and skill to swerve into whatever musical direction it wants. But this band wanders without getting lost; it channels its wild dreaming and black-belt chops into an album that drives forward with purpose.

Frontman John Carbone carries forth the tradition of singers with the range and the courage to go for it. Like Jeff Buckley, Into Another's Richie Birkenhead or Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren, Carbone belts it out with a soaring voice that can command quiet subtlety as well as arena-rocking operatics. In poetic, modern-mythic phrases, his lyrics address themes of, in his own words, "trials, perseverance, victory... answering the call of adventure, following what you know to be your true purpose even in the face of danger, uncertainty and fear."

"I made love to my ordeals / By light of holy fire / A lion rearing under ash / All the beasts of un-days loomed / And I saw Mars stand," Carbone sings on the song "Igneous."

Guitarist Nick Lee (also the newest member of veteran heavy metal act Riot, now known as Riot V) extracts entire worlds out of his instrument. His dexterity is matched only by his soulfulness. Backing him are bassist Vincent Romanelli and drummer Ray Marte who glide swiftly from tasty grooves and rhythmic illusions to full-on metal muscularity.

Loosely speaking, some modern-day reference points include The Mars Volta, Mastodon, and Between The Buried And Me. But Moon Tooth is its own, unique, "undeniably strange, totally kick-ass beast" as one MetalSucks editor put it.

Chromaparagon was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Moon Tooth drummer Ray Marte. The vivid cover art was created by Jon Contino. It is preceded by the band's 2013 debut EP, Freaks.
Tea Club
Tea Club
The Tea Club is a band from New Jersey consisting of Patrick McGowan, Dan McGowan, Jamie Wolff, Joe Dorsey
and Dan Monda.

The band has recorded and released 4 full length records. They have toured with Beardfish and Thank You Scientist and shared the stage with notable groups Trioscapes, The Flower Kings, John Wetton, Jimmy Gnecco, Consider the Source, and Tom Brislin to name a few.

In 2008 the band was discovered by producer Tim Gilles (Anthrax, Taking Back Sunday, Hades, Bear vs Shark, Thursday) who recorded produced, and mixed their first album at Big Blue Meenie Studios. General Winter’s Secret Museum was released in July of 2008.

Following a brief east coast tour, The Tea Club returned to Tim Gilles and Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their second album entitled Rabbit which released October 9th, 2010.

The band spent the rest of 2010 and 2011 touring the east coast, including performances at the Progday Music Festival in North Carolina, the Philly Film and Music Festival, and the NJ Proghouse Music Series.

The Tea Club again returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their third album.Quickly Quickly Quickly released on November 15th, 2012 to overwhelmingly positive reviews and made several “Top Albums of 2012” lists.

In 2013, the band traveled to Canada to play at the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec City, and booked a summer tour which included a performance at the IMR Music Festival 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

The Tea Club spent 2014 writing and recording at Big Blue Meenie Studios.

These recordings became The Tea Club's fourth album, "Grappling", which was released on November 17, 2015. Grappling was met with critical acclaim, with many reviewers calling it the band's greatest achievement, solidifying the band as a major presence in progressive rock.

All four of The Tea Club’s records have garnered critical acclaim with features in multiple U.S. magazines including Prog Magazine, Metro Philly, Indie Music Reviewer, Orgivation, Progression Magazine, and Jump as well as publications in the U.K. including IO Pages, Big Bang Magazine, and Harmonie Magazine.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/