This week’s feature: Landing on the Moon

Category: Blog — @ 6:49 pm January 25, 2006

The Landing on the Moon piece went online this morning (read it here). The band is playing a star-soaked show this Saturday night at Sokol Underground with Clair de Lune, Ghosty and Eagle*Seagull. All six of us talked for a couple hours at Blue Line last Sunday morning. It’s remarkable how long these guys have been playing together in various projects dating back to Blenny, Revilo and Reset. Topics that really didn’t get covered thoroughly enough included how Oliver Morgan will coordinate his time between LotM and his other band, Little Brazil. Their schedules appear to be in sync, though, with LB going back into the studio in March and then going out to SXSW as part of the Mt. Fuji showcase. There should be plenty of time this summer for a LotM tour. That said, LotM’s trial by fire will take place next month when they play O’Leaver’s on the 24th, either Denver or Boulder on the 25th and then Duffy’s on the 26th (They also have a March 13 gig at O’Leaver’s with Mt. Fuji band Slender Means). Though he didn’t come out and say it, Oliver indicated that Little Brazil is Landon Hedges’ project — Landon, after all, writes the music, Landon is the frontman. LotM is “five members each with a 20 percent stake.” That said, guitarist John Klemmensen was quick to say that Oliver was the band’s leader, while Oliver said he loves both bands equally for different reasons, adding that he’s learned a lot being in Little Brazil. It’ll be interesting to watch the two bands evolve and see how he juggles the responsibilities. If anyone can do it, it’s Oliver. So far, Landing on the Moon has sent their EP to Deep Elm Records with plans to send it to the usual suspects (Creek, Mt. Fuji, etc.). Only labels with distro are being considered, and in return, LotM will essentially guarantee touring. Stay tuned.

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