After a foray into exotic psychedelia with his ‘Keramas / Harpanet EP,’ producer / DJ / keyboardist Moon Boots returns to his jazzy house foundations with ‘Tied Up’, an ode to the bonds of love and/or bondage (depending on your perspective). Boots and his friend, Brooklyn nightlife fixture Steven Klavier, channel their appreciation for barbershop harmonies and early Pharrell to create a sweet and unforgettable summer jam.
‘Tied Up’ is the first single from Moon Boots’ newly announced second LP Bimini Road. Inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas, ‘Bimini Road’ is a joyous listen that combines elements of soulful & melodic house, disco, and R&B.
Moon Boots’ debut album First Landing was a rare slow burn in today’s disposable music culture, steadily amassing a broad international following and an impressive 35 million streams since its release in August 2017. Personally, First Landing landed itself (see what I did there?) in my top 3 albums of 2017 overall, I even have myself a signed vinyl on my wall in honor of the masterpiece.
With Bimini Road, Moon Boots has brought back collaborators from both his debut album and his ambitious 7-person live show. Black Gatsby, Nic Hanson (‘Keep The Faith’) and KONA (‘Fortune Teller’) all make appearances that help to make Bimini Road Moon Boots’ most compelling musical statement to date. Ross Clark (St Lucia) contributes guitar to three of the album’s hookiest and most affecting tracks. Moon Boots’ eagerness to bring melody and songcraft to unpredictable-but-accessible club grooves make him stand out in a crowded field of beatmakers and careerists.
The album also features new collaborators, including Little Boots, whose song ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ carries echoes of Blondie, ABBA and Giorgio Moroder. LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, next-generation house diva Kaleena Zanders and Gary Saxby of the Harlem Gospel Choir round out the list of guest vocalists.
‘Bimini Road’ is out September 6 on Anjunadeep, as well as an album tour that starts this weekend in Milwaukee. Check the dates below, and click the presave for what is sure to be an Album of the Year contender.
MOON BOOTS BIMINI ROAD TOUR DATES
07/12 – Brew City Boat – Milwaukee, WI*
07/12 – Site 1A – Milwaukee, WI*
07/14 – Shady Park – Tempe, AZ*
07/20 – Pinknic – New York, NY^
07/21 – The Rooftop @ Vine – Greenville, SC*
07/28 – Phoenix Hotel & Pool – San Francisco, CA*
08/03 – Smart Bar – Chicago, IL*
08/04 – Academy – Los Angeles, CA*
08/04 – HARD Summer – Fontana, CA*
09/27 – TBA^
09/28 – TBA^
09/29 – TBA^
10/01 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO^
10/03 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM^
10/04 – Tree’s – Dallas, TX^
10/05 – Cedar Street Courtyard – Austin, TX^
10/09 – TBA^
10/10 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI^
10/11 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CAN^
10/12 – Le Belmont – Montreal, CAN^
10/15 – TBA^
10/16 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.^
10/17 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY^
10/19 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA^
10/25 – Omeara – London, UK^
All shows on sale 10 am (local), Friday, July 12 via anjunadeep.com/moonboots