It’s the triumphant return of Austin, TX’s Moving Panoramas! Spacey but not alienating, loud yet still light, painting panoramic sound against a moving melodic backdrop, the new single “Baby Blues”
Moving Panoramas‘ 2015 debut LP “One”, conjured a wave of dream gaze and international acclaim, but unexpected roadblocks arose during production of this sophomore album, with health hiccups and timing twists causing release detours. Fortunately, the finish line has been crossed and the new LP, “In Two”, which takes flight 2/22/19 on Modern Outsider Records!
Moving Panoramas break the shell of “One” veritably “In Two” with the new record, expanding room for more diversity, rhythm, volume, instrumentation such as the swimmy pedal steel, plus special guests Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog/Sweet Spirit, and past Panoramas Karen Skloss, Jolie Flink, and Laura Colwell. Over the years, the band’s lineup featured a moving cast of magical busy talent, but has luckily landed on the incredibly solid current “Baby Blues” crew with Cara Tillman, Jordan Rivell, Jody Suarez, and Phil McJunkins.
The Austin Chronicle describes MP as, “Conjuring a big yet intimate sound reminiscent of Nineties output from Brit indie 4AD.” Pop Matters compares the music to Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, and The Aislers Set saying, “Austin-based band Moving Panoramas waste no time creating a niche for themselves within that style…” NPR’s Songs We Love says, “The ingredients and the sentiment might be simple, but the outcome is disarmingly complex.” KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune says, “Moving Panoramas have been honing an expansive sound that is rooted in slithering guitar-work and crisp vocals.” Brooklyn Vegan says, “Austin’s Moving Panoramas make hazy psych pop with the kind of intricate harmonies that instantly elevate things a couple inches off the ground.” The Guardian (UK) New Band of the Week says, “They’re in Warpaint’s ballpark, or Best Coast’s hazy dream pop territory, and are most likely to make Theresa Wayman and co jealous.”