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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Canadian roots/ electronic duo Moontricks and their friends Dirtwire have teamed up to deliver a unique genre-bending and soulful track, "The Edge," out today, via Westwood Recordings. This song is a preview of what's to come on Moontricks' forthcoming album Currents due out this September. Stream "The Edge" below:
"'The Edge' is a gritty anthem for change, moving from walking the fine line of a precipice and ascending out the other side," Moontricks' Sean Rodman explains. "Heavy driven guitars and soulful vocals meander through the lush soundscape on the journey through the song."
Dirtwire adds, "This song was born in the Costa Rican jungle during the last Envision Festival to happen in 2019. Mark [Revely] came up with this riff playing through a mini portable amp while the bands were hanging out together. The riff was recorded to somebody's phone and that's the guitar you hear in the recording. The Moontricks boys picked up the baton and ran with it, and now we have this down-home swung out BC mountain anthem from the equator!"
Written and produced by Moontricks--Nathan Gurley at the production helm and Sean Rodman on songwriting and vocals--and Dirtwire--Mark Revely, Evan Fraser, and David Satori--the collaboration proved to be magic with both bands bonding over experimenting with new sounds and pushing boundaries musically. "The Edge" features background vocals by Sarah Orton, mixed by Davey Badiuk and mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound.
In addition to "The Edge," Moontricks has been unveiling a series of singles leading up to the release of Currents, the duo's first full-length album release. Most recently, "Embers," and its corresponding ethereal animation video by Jesse Stasiuk at Kuro Cabra Studios, the hypnotic "Forest Of My Soul," (with an acoustic version of the track released via video) and "Parting Ways," a track featuring multi-instrumentalist/producer KR3TURE. The band's releases have been featured in some of Spotify's top editorial playlists including: wanderlust, Boho + Chill, New Music Friday, Canada Run Wild, Nu-Blue and Roots Rising.
Additionally, Moontricks--who had been establishing themselves on the festival circuit before the pandemic--are returning to the road to support their new music. Look for Gurley and Rodman to appear at many major and boutique Canadian festivals as well as select U.S. gatherings this summer and into the fall. Confirmed dates thus far are:
Moontricks 2022 Summer Tour Dates:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 -- Joussard, AB -- North Country Fair
Sun Jun 19, 2022 -- Hummingbird Ranch, CO -- Sonic Bloom Festival
Sat Jun 25, 2022 -- Billings, MT -- Oxbird Festival
Sat Jul 9, 2022 -- Winnipeg, MB -- Winnipeg Folk Festival
Thu Jul 14, 2022 -- Ness Creek, SK -- Ness Creek Music Festival
Sat Jul 16, 2022 -- Pachena Bay, BC -- Pachena Bay Festival
Fri Jul 22, 2022 -- Squamish, BC -- Constellation Festival
Sun Jul 24, 2022 -- Salmo, BC -- Shambhala Music Festival
Thu Jul 28, 2022 -- Haines, AL -- Alaska State Fair
Sat Jul 30, 2022 -- Mulhurst Bay, AB -- Pigeon Lake Festival
Sun Jul 31, 2022 -- Kaslo, BC -- Kaslo Jazz Festival
Fri Aug 12, 2022 -- Lake Country, BC -- Kelowna Outdoor Summer Series
Sat Aug 13, 2022 -- High Prairie, AB -- Intersect Festival
Sat Aug 20, 2022 -- Thornville, OH -- Secret Dreams Festival
Fri Sep 2, 2022 -- Harmony Park, MN -- Shangrila Festival
Sun Sep 4, 2022 -- Sandpoint, ID -- Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Fri Sep 9, 2022 -- Vancouver, BC -- TBA
Wed Sep 14, 2022 -- Eugene, OR -- The Big Dirty
Fri Sep 16, 2022 -- Seattle, WA -- Nectar Lounge
Sat Sep 17, 2022 -- Bellingham, WA -- Wild Buffalo House of Music
Sun Sep 18, 2022 -- Victoria, BC -- Rifflandia Festival
Nestled deep in the beautiful Kootenay mountains of Western Canada lies the home of Moontricks, a duo whose timeless sound captures the essence of their rugged roots. Combining their love of folk, blues, and electronic music, Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman are blazing their own trail, merging musical worlds previously unacquainted and capturing audiences along the way. With Gurley at the production helm and Rodman on songwriting and vocals, they've birthed an authentically raw and seductive sound infusing grassroots blues, wistful soul, and gritty, bootstomping bass. Their breakout organic hit "Home" has surpassed five million streams and their music is frequently licensed for film and television.
Once a best kept secret in Canada's festival circuit, Moontricks is now taking their sound worldwide. Feeling just as at home on an electronic festival stage one weekend and a folk festival the next, their spirited live performances feature an assemblage of guitar, keys, banjo, and vocals atop stunning original productions. Their touring schedule has seen them play across North America and Australia with stops at major festivals like Lightning In A Bottle, Rainbow Serpent, and Shambhala Music Festival where they've become fan favorites, playing every year since their debut in 2013. From rural beginnings to global festival stages, this humble duo is now taking on the world. Dazzling audiences with their infectious vibe and unmistakable rhythm, Moontricks are clear proof that originality and passion can spark a creative odyssey.