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"The Black Sky E.P."

Moller - Featured Artist

Production quality on this release is very good. Every musical element (vocals, percussion, etc.) comes together so well, drawing your ears to each part individually, and as a whole. Awesome lyrics! If we had a star rating system, these guys would blow it out of the water!! We have not stopped listening to this EP since we opened it. Franz Ferdinand, The Zombies, The Strokes, Stray Cats, Kinks, and so much more. - Indie Productions

"Outlet Best Band Award"

Moller is something for everyone: Danceable, melodic, sad, and happy at the same time. The sound of these three young men hits you in the chest and forces you to move, even if its only the slightest bit. Moller should be in heavy rotation. Moller is the future. Watch them closely, they'll go far. - Outlet Magazine

"Nic Armstrong Thrashes"

...One of the opening bands, Moller, played a smart set of angular rock songs. The trio from Monson, Mass., rotated through bass, guitar, keyboards and drums to achieve a sound that was catchy and modern without being overly derivative.

-Eric R. Danton - Hartford Courant


Very flippin' cool band! True to the independant nature of modern day punk rock, Moller displays the necessary components of what good hard working bands should encompass. Melodic musical riffs have us floating right into the music with ease. These gentleman have got 4 various albums under their belts and show the potential to do much more with their familiar yet unique niche sound. Moller is the real deal and once you have a listen you'll understand exactly what I mean... - Catsask Music

"Unsung Heroes and Zeros, Vol. 1"

Now, if I were to sum up the ambitions and yearnings of Boston’s suburban satellite rock scene into one word, that word would be "Moller." Their signature brand of indie/garage rock swagger infused with 60’s-era psychedelic insanity has enough groove and grind to knock even your sweet ass off that barstool and onto the dance floor. A big fan of its early ’05 The Black Sky EP, I was lucky enough to catch Moller at a rare Boston engagement at P.A.’s Lounge a while back, and was completely satiated by frontman Eric Amerman’s bloozy, fuzzed-out baritone crooning and Moog-funk antics, channeling everything from The Kinks, to Gang of Four, to Interpol, to the strung-out groans and thrusts of the Lizard King himself...

-James Therrien -

"Moller, Black Sky EP"

...Honestly, Moller is a psychedelic/garage-rock firestorm waiting to happen. Of the 4-song EP, 3 tracks are instant classics. The opening track “Black Sky” is a teenage apocalypse song on par with Soundgarden’s Superunknown squeezed through the mangled brain of the Mars Volta (“Red Sun I know you’re not gonna rise / Black Sky you know you’re a sight for sore eyes”). Vocalist/keyboardist Eric Amerman’s breathy, distorted baritone sounds so like the second coming of Jim Morrison that you can almost hear the vacant stare. “A Mistake," with its twisted moog n’ bass groove intro is straight up spooky “96 Tears”-style vintage freak out (it even features tambourine), and demands to be listened to while driving at high speeds. The one filler track, “Suitcase,” is not necessarily bad, just something that has been frequently done (the inevitable ballsy break-up swagger seems kind of canned), and occasionally done better. However, it is certainly not un-listenable. The final track “One in a Million” is true future Pop gold, embodying all of the yearning and naïveté that we depend on from upcoming rock outfits, coupled with an uncanny depth usually unseen until a band is on its 4th or 5th drummer (and 3rd or 4th stint in rehab), all wrapped up in workable relationship allegory angst: “How could I be one in a million / if you’ve had a million just like me before”. Don’t worry Moller; there has never been one just like you before...

-James Therrien -

"The Black Sky EP"

The Boys from Moller have all the makings of the next indie "it" band. A couple of hipster-ish guys with a few days' stubble and an earnest desire to play some rock and roll. Oh, and I think they might use the same effect on their vocals as that dude from The Strokes.
But looks, effects, and good intentions aside, the songs on their new release, The Black Sky EP, are really quite good.
With only four tunes, it's a short but sweet sampling of the bands talent, and should serve as a nice demo for a group that seems to have the talent to go places.
My personal favorite is "A Mistake," which sounds like the lovechild of your favorite Nintendo soundtrack and Foreigner's "Cold as Ice." The result is suprisingly tasteful...and dance-able too.
And the band knows how to pick a good closer. The final track, "One in a Million," is a good old-fashioned rock banger with a good old-fashioned rock hook: "How could I be one in a million/When you've had a million just like me before?" Mick Jagger would be proud.

-Casey Hayman - The Local Buzz


The Black Sky EP (2005)
Work and Death (2006)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Moller is an inspired young indie-rock band from western Massachusetts. Their sound is influenced by the bold experimental qualities of 1960's pop/psychedelia (The Pretty Things, The Zombies, early Pink Floyd, The Kinks) and at the same time by the abrasive, visceral honesty of late 70's post-punk acts like Television, Gang of Four, Wire, and Elvis Costello. Although the band finds it difficult to describe their specific niche in the modern scene, they feel most comparable to contemporaries such as The Strokes, Spoon, and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. In short, Moller’s goal is to create music that is distantly familiar - but ultimately remains innovative, distinctive and unique.

The band’s history stems back to 1998 when high school friends Eric Amerman and Jeff Moller formed the pop/rock group Second To Mecca with singer Matt Charest and drummer Bryan Kelly. During their time together, Second To Mecca recorded three full-length albums, Two Hour Delay (2000) Mecca Sampler (2001), and What It Is (2004) at Rotary Records in East Longmeadow, MA, each selling over 500 copies locally. They played out on a consistent basis at clubs and colleges throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

After Second To Mecca’s disbandment in the summer of 2004, Eric, Jeff and Bryan quickly reformed as Moller. Inspired by a new-found creative freedom, they began tirelessly experimenting and writing new music. Since then, they have played many of the top venues in the Boston area and shared bills with The French Kicks, Bettie Serveert, and Ted Leo/Pharmacists. They also toured the US from coast to coast in the fall of 2005.

"The Black Sky EP" is the band’s self-released debut and was recorded in January, 2005. It is a mixture of swaggering rock and roll, fuzzy dissonance, and carnival-like baroque pop. Black Sky was followed by the full length "Work and Death" in March 2006, expanding on the band's sound both texturally and compositionally.

Moller is currently in pre-production for a new album to be recorded in the winter of 2006.