"Cave music—like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw."
We're switching things up a little today. We teamed up with our friends at Play Too Much to bring you an exclusive live session from an artist you may not have heard of, but definitely should be listening to. Moon Hooch is a Brooklyn-based jazz trio that makes percussion and sax music you can dance to. Or as they describe it, "cave music". If you like what you hear, share it for a chance to win a copy of "This is Cave Music" on vinyl!
Check out the live session for their track "Low 2":
About Moon Hooch
Brooklyn-based sax-and-drums dance music trio, Moon Hooch, is comprised of horn players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen and drummer James Muschler. The band has seen their fanbase grow exponentially since they first burst on the scene as subway buskers, mesmerizing onlookers with their frenetic, impassioned sound that turned subway platforms into impromptu dance parties. They caught the attention of Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty, who invited them on tour to open for him and launched their career internationally. Moon Hooch's self-titled debut album reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart in 2013. They are preparing to release a third studio album in early 2016.
Moon Hooch’s approach to performance, uniting elements of jazz, rock and electronic dance music, is described by the band as “cave music—like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw.” They have sold out shows coast to coast in the US, while receiving praise from the likes of NPR, New York Magazine and Village Voice, among others. Last.fm declared, Moon Hooch is “...an unexpected and unintended alliance of two saxophones and drums who at their core have pureed a house, dance, drum and bass, jazz and world music into something seamless, fresh and new.”
We love the band's sophomore album, This is Cave Music. Looking for more Moon Hooch live? Check out their NPR Tiny Desk Concert to hear what it sounds like when you stick a traffic cone in a saxophone (seriously, check it out).
HUGE thanks to Play Too Much, who put together and produced this awesome live session. Take a look at the PTM YouTube channel for more sessions like this.