Artist Of The Day: Moon Hooch

posted by Shane German on 01/22/2020

Moon Hooch make a genre-mashing blend of saxophone- and percussion-based music they dubbed "cave music."

Based around saxophonists Wenzl McGowen and Mike Wilbur, Moon Hooch initially honed their sound in public as Brooklyn street buskers.

It was while busking that they caught the ear of Soul Coughing's Mike Doughty, who took them on tour. The band subsequently garnered even wider acclaim touring with They Might Be Giants and opening for  Galactic.

In 2013, they released their debut album, Moon Hooch, and debuted on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.

2014's This Is Cave Music and 2016's Red Sky, soon followed.

The group has evolved even further, incorporating vocals and synths, and transforming into a lauded, arty rock outfit.

Their new album “Life On Other Planets” was recently added to the WYCE Music Library.

 

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