As displayed on "Between the Noise and You," Mossbreaker makes heavy, dreamy rock, descended from '90s alternative icons like Failure and Hum. A driving beat and fuzzed-out guitars set up vivid hooks that absolutely enthrall – melancholy yet electrifying.
In a perfect match-up, none other than Failure frontman Ken Andrews, a true pioneer of the '90s scene, provides the guest vocals heard on the song. Rolling Stone called Failure, "one of the great unsung alterna-metal bands of the Nineties... Muscular, rhythmic, beautifully spacey rock."
Mossbreaker frontman Gabe VanBenschoten says this about collaborating with Andrews:
"It was a dream come true to have my mentor and one of our biggest influences take part in a piece of music we've created. I began working for Ken in 2012, starting out as an intern at his home studio then eventually becoming Failure's touring guitar tech. I've been through a lot with Ken and the guys over the past five years and I consider them family. It's still pretty surreal to have Ken Andrews sing on our record and appear in the video."
Andrews himself adds:
"I've known Gabe and Mossbreaker for a while now. I've always liked his band but when I heard this song I was really impressed. I had a great time singing on it."
The "Between the Noise and You" video was directed by Chris Wolford and shot and edited by Chad Hill. The projections seen in the video were created by artist Ryan Converse.
The song, and the album it comes from, were recorded and mixed by frontman VanBenschoten who has helped engineer and mix recordings for M83, Youth Code, Ancestors, and more. It was mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell).
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Mossbreaker embarks on a West Coast tour this week, with Sheer on most dates:
Sep 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lot 1 w/ Sheer
Sep 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Neck of the Woods w/ Sheer
Sep 9 - Portland, OR @ The Alleyway Bar w/ Sheer
Sep 10 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Sheer
Sep 11 - Medford, OR @ Johnny B's
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