Analog Moon

Analog Moon

 Asheville, North Carolina, USA
BandAlternativeRock

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Analog Moon's approach to creation is mercurial with instrumentation grounded in the gritty palette of the 70s, pop sensibilities of the 80s, and alternative attitude of the 90s. And they may just change the way you think about music today.

Biography

Analog Moon is the creative vehicle of musician/composer/producer, Todd Britton of Asheville, NC. Britton started the project in 2005 while living in Columbia, SC. The band went through multiple line-up changes before Britton relocated to Asheville, NC, in 2008. While working on a follow-up to the bands 2007 release, A.M. Radio, Britton teamed up with Asheville producer/musician Jon Ashley to begin recording the tracks that would later become Analog Moons second full-length album, Ascent and The Secret There Below. The sessions employed the talents of several local and regional musicians, such as Band of Horses keyboardist Ryan Monroe and Asheville jazz/bluegrass bassist and guitarist Barrett Smith. Britton and Ashley have assembled a live ensemble to perform tracks from the new album, as well as staples from the bands existing catalog. The current live lineup consists of Todd Britton on guitar, Jon Ashley on drums, former Archers of Loaf/Band of Horses bassist Matt Gentling on bass, and local music scene newcomer Josh Sullivan on keys with each member contributing vocals.

Analog Moon regularly tours the southeast and has played in some of the regions most popular music festivals such as Columbias 2006 St. Pattys In 5 Points Celebration, The 2006 Three Rivers Music Festival, and the 2005, 2006, and 2007 Free Times Music Crawl. Their live show has come to be known as an audio-visual adventure. Their music has enjoyed FM radio airplay regionally in the southeastern US as well as in Europe and on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Analog Moon will be featured in the June 2011 issue of Relix Magazine in the "On the Rise" section. Soda City, the leading single from Ascent and The Secret There Below, will be featured in the CD compilation accompanying that issue.

Lyrics

Soda City

Written By: Todd Britton

ashes falling all around in the concrete jungle where the dogs are found
i picked her up in the middle of the day in the center of the sun so the old folks say
where oh where could my sasha be; she was standing right here right next to me
i could have sworn i saw her melting down to the drain in the middle of this hell-bent town

oh, won't you carry me; my feet have turned to stone you see
why, when we need some sweet relief, can't we fly to the trees

calling calling number nine; we were all in the belly of the diamond mine
we hit bottom and we crawled to the top; but it's a wonder if we'll ever stop
be very careful mr. green and watch for my sake where you swing that thing
the tree you see will soon be gone and carmen too will sing his song

oh, won't you carry me; my feet have turned to stone you see
why, when we need some sweet relief, can't we fly to the trees

oh, won't you carry me; my feet have turned to stone you see
why, when we need some sweet relief, can't we fly to the trees
oh, won't you carry me; my feet have turned to stone you see
why, when we need some sweet relief, can't we fly to the trees

Discography

Analog Moon (EP) (2005)

Live at Headliners (2006)

AM Radio (2007)
Features Timmy's Got a Grudge, The Bronze Age (co-written by Band of Horses keyboardist, Ryan Monroe), World After Dark, and Flashes, all of which enjoyed regional radio airplay or Satellite radio airplay.

Ascent and The Secret There Below (2010)
Features Soda City and True Secrets of the Wiser, both currently playing on regional radio, and charting on internet streams such as Last.FM and Pandora.