Moss Icon Announces Reunion Gig

NYC Show on October
25th w/ Bitch Magnet; New “Complete Discography” Out Now on Temporary
Residence.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

In support of their newly released Complete Discography out now on Temporary Residence – and reviewed
in the latest issue of BLURT (Spiritualized cover) – post-punk band Moss Icon
have announced their upcoming New York reunion show taking place October 25th
at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. Appearing with the band, and also reuniting
for this special event, are label-mates Bitch Magnet, marking the first time
both bands have performed in New York
in over 20 years.

The backstory: Moss Icon were a band
founded in Annapolis, Maryland in 1987. They disbanded four years
later, having pioneered a progressive, highly emotive sound that stood in stark
contrast to just about everything even remotely considered punk at the time. In
retrospect, they more resembled an inspired marriage of the bleak post-punk
leanings of Joy Division with the raucous riffage of the Wipers, albeit
considerably less accessible thanks to Moss Icon’s more sinister tone, Tonie
Joy’s exploratory arrangements, and frontman Jonathan Vance’s almost stream-of-conscious
sociopolitical rampages. Many of their lyrical themes – the diminishing
separation of Church and State, and the United States’ military occupation of
foreign countries, for instance – are even more relevant now than they were
when originally committed to tape.

 

Moss Icon reformed to take part in select live appearances
in 2012, including their previously announced appearance at this year’s Chaos
in Tejas festival in Austin,
Texas.

 

 

 

 

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