Today is the day!
The new pressings have arrived and it feels like Spring already!
– Source Code (Fruits de Mer Records, 2019, 2xLP, turquoise, x250)
– The Wax Monster Lives Behind the First Row of Trees (Fruits de Mer Records, 2020, 1xLP, transparent blue, x200)
We’ll very soon send all the pre-orders for both vinyls and they will be accompanied by a piece of the “Sibley Investigation” (an interactive multiplayer investigation you can be a part of to try and unveil the mysteries surrounding the South Popular Guy and The Wax Monster)(more on that very soon)
Thanks to all those who pre-ordered for your patience! We still have plenty of both (for once!) So you can still order now while it lasts. 😊
Stay safe and cosy! (Who needs to travel when you have a good sound system anyway?)
The amazing Hey Colossus have had a wonderful idea and we’re joining in! It’s the least we can do.
Sunday is Valentine’s Day.
We’ve had an idea – we’re going to set our whole digital back catalogue to “Pay What You Want” on Bandcamp and donate the day’s takings (midnight to midnight GMT) to The Trussell Trust to help support local food banks across the UK: https://www.trusselltrust.org
If you’re in a band or run a label then please consider doing the same if you can spare the income.
Full statement below.
Help if you can, buys, share, spread the message.
Moon Goose 🌝
“There’ll be nine witches from the bottom of Orcop to the end of Garway Hill as long as water flows.”
If you’ve never been to Garway Hill you should.
After a visit to Garway in 1917, M. R. James wrote the following note:
‘We must have offended somebody or something at Garway, I think. Probably we took it too much for granted, in speaking of it, that we should be able to do exactly as we pleased. Next time we shall know better. There is no doubt that it is a very rum place and needs careful handling.’
It is not so much the Garway church itself or its dovecote featuring 666 holes, but the sacred well next to it (as it is often the case) and the hill, connected to the Knights Templars as well as local witchcraft tales. The stones you’ll find there have been dropped by the Devil when his apron broke as he was carrying them to Orcop. The rooster crew and he had to go home, leaving the boulders on the Garway Hill.
Garway Witch Trial is the opening track of the last side of Source Code. It’s a seven minutes long trip to dark places from a distant past when some people didn’t know any better and would punish those who knew.
Source Code is getting a new pressing on Turquoise double vinyl (2xLP, 200) and we should get them soon!
Preorder available on Bandcamp: https://moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/merch
We’re revisiting every track of Source Code on social media before the release of the new pressings by the end of the month.
Joey Gets A Candle [Swayze Meld] is the first track on the second vinyl of Source Code. It is a very moody track, perfect for a soundtrack of a film that never existed. As it is often the case, the interesting things happen at random times during rehearsals. If you go for a wee outside (freezing cold but the stars are amazing on a clear night), the rest of the band usually starts something else and you often end up running back to take part into what could become our next song.
For Joey Gets A Candle [Swayze Meld] it was the night of our first photoshoot. I was laying skulls and feathers to get a picture to put on social media. And Joey came round and suggested a few candles. While we were setting up the scene, the rest of the band started playing a little theme over and over until it finally became this song. The [Swayze Meld] in the title is something else…
Our debut album Source Code was released in 2019 on Fruits de Mer Records. It is now being repressed on Turquoise vinyls (2xLP, 200), to be released on 25th February and available for preorder on Bandcamp: https://moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/merch
#psych #giallo #space #soundtrack #moody #dark #joey #patrickswayze
Following the announcement of the new pressing for the Wax Monster on transparent blue, available on 25th February, we have pushed further and decided to repress Source Code our debut album, on beautiful Turquoise vinyl. Both are now available for presale as a bundle or separately, and we can’t wait to see them in our hands! Production delays are a bit insane right now because lots of big labels pushed back big releases during lockdown and now everything needs to be done as quickly as possible… Both available on Bandcamp
We want to thank you again Gideon Coe for playing 10,000 đồng (BBC radio bot calls it 10,000 Bongs :D) quite a few times, it has allowed more people to find out about Moon Goose. We also want to thank Stuart Maconie for playing Edible Druid in the Freakzone on BBC Radio 6 Music even though that track is insane! Stuart Maconie said about The Wax Monster that it was a great album and it means a lot coming from him.