Landing On The Moon will bring their orchestral take on American rock to the Maha Festival in Omaha, NE this Saturday where they are booked to play alongside other burgeoning American rock luminaries such as Superchunk, Old 97s, Spoon, Ben Kweller (OK, he from Australia) and more.
The band will be support their new album We Make History Now, to be released on August 10th via Young Love Records / Red Eye Distribution.
With odds stacked against its existence as a band since day one, Omaha, Nebraska’s Landing On The Moon has risen above the circumstances. This quintet could easily be perceived as unlikely suspects to thrive in the current era of rock 'n roll, but the band carries itself with the confidence of an underdog.
The bond is tight with this outfit, consisting of a set of siblings, a pair of spouses, and two friends that are like brothers to the rest. The writing and composition is shared. The sound is thick and detailed, from the soaring guitars, to the prominence the rhythm section, to the mesmerizing piano work, to the cap of shared male/female harmonies that always deliver a heartfelt message.
With a completely working-class and honest approach, the members of Landing On The Moon combine decades of musical experience and education and true friendship. The resulting chemistry of which produces love and loss, humor and contempt, melancholy and triumph, despair and hope, joy and fear. But the most important things they possess are soul and a passion backed with an immortal desire to share it. Landing On The Moon has opened for such international acts as Cursive, Say Anything, The Fray, Portugal. The Man, and Vampire Weekend. Drummer, Oliver Morgan, is also the drummer of national act Little Brazil (Anodyne Records.) Keyboardist, Megan Morgan, also moonlights as a guest vocalist for Saddle Creek Records band, Ladyfinger.
07/22 Rochester, MN @ Kathy's Pub
07/23 Sioux City, IA @ The Syd
07/24 Omaha, NE @ The Lewis and Clark Landing Maha Music Festival w/ Ben Kweller, The Old 97's, Superchunk, The Faint, Spoon
07/25 Chicago, IL @ Phyllis' Musical Inn
07/28 New York, NY @ Piano's
07/29 Wilkes Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis
07/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski's
08/01 Peoria, IL @ The Whammy Bar
08/02 Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon Folkcore Fest 2010
08/03 Dubuque, IA @ Monk's Kaffee Pub