The Cedars of Lebanon
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The Cedars of Lebanon

Iowa City, Iowa, United States | SELF

Iowa City, Iowa, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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Ashes and Dust EP

All tracks are open for streaming on Itunes, Spotify, and Google Music. You can purchase the EP at any major online music distributor.

here are some videos if you want to get to know us!!

1) mitch fooling around on bass

2) rachel recording vocals



Hailing from Iowa City, Iowa The Cedars of Lebanon pack a unique fusion of lyrical ballad and alternative rock meant to engage the listener on an existential level. Mitch Moylan's EP Ashes and Dust is brought to new life behind the backdrop of driving drums and over-driven, ethereal guitar conjuring up intimations of U2, Dave Matthews, and Tom Delonge. One writer has described the songs as "acoustic guitar driven parables of redemption and destruction."

The focal point of The Cedars is to bring to life the lyrical images of Mitch Moylan and create an intimate setting where the listener can understand Moylan's message. Moylan is known to tell stories during the breakdown of songs and at times use the practice of slam poetry in order to engage the listener on a different plane.

The band was formed by Moylan in August 2009 to add depth to live performances of some demos he had recorded. After several months of shows, The Cedars decided to lay down a definitive EP. Combining the intensity of Arcade Fire and the solid rock of The Kings of Leon, The Cedars are now fresh out of the studio with their first EP entitled "Ashes and Dust." Recorded at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa, working with Tom Tatman, a producer whose credentials include a gold record with Stone Sour, the EP's title track offers great potential for distribution on account of its quality sound, unique style, radio friendly length, and thought-provoking lyrics. The ethereal, over-driven electric guitars of Adam Thomas highlight the character of The Cedars and the pulse of Oliver Molina's drums walks in step with the paralleled urgency of Moylan's lyrics, The song messages have a directness that can be abrasive, but is tempered by a refreshing honesty and raw emotion.

The Cedars are regulars on the Iowa City circuit. Venues include The Blue Moose Taphouse, The Mill, Yacht Club, Gabes and M.C. Ginsberg's Friday Afernoon music series. The band has played everything from intimate acoustic settings at coffee shops to CD release parties to packed bars. We have played churches and retreats as well.