Drowned in Moonlight

by The Ex-Optimists

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    Top Notch 12" Classic Black Vinyl pressed in The Czech Republic - includes Hi Res digital download card w/ bonus tracks and Ex-Ops logo sticker.

    Catalog# SHIFTUS014V

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Swept Away 10:43


Video single - "I Drowned in Moonlight" (Official Music Video)

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Album review by Space City Rock:

Album Premiere & Track-by-Track Interview of "Drowned in Moonlight" by Punk Rock Theory:

Premiere of the single "I Drowned in Moonlight" by The Bad Copy:

Circuit Sweet (UK):

World Premiere of the single "The Joe Jackson Self-Destruct" by New Noise Magazine:

“The indie rockers take your ears on a journey for those first moments where they add shoegaze, Britpop, and psych elements to their signature sound. Pop heavy hooks, catchy lyrics, and a fuzzy guitar with snappy drums are all over. The way in which this band mixes multiple hooks with pop melodies without coming off soft, is pretty damn magical.” - David Garrick - Free Press Houston


released September 28, 2018

Produced by the band. Additional vocal production by Nathan Parsons. Mixed and mastered at Test Tube Audio (Austin, TX) by Kevin Butler. Assistant mixing by Brandon Tucker. Artwork by Scott McDermott & Wonko the sane. Publishing 2018 Shifting Sounds.

the ex-optimists are:
katie keller—bass / kelly minnis—singing, guitars, synths
michael scarborough—more guitars / colin witucki—drums

Lyrics by Minnis, music by xops. 2018 redchapterjubilee music ascap. RECORDED SEPTEMBER 2017—MARCH 2018 AT ZOOT STUDIOS (BRYAN, Tx) & DRAGONMOUNT (CS, TX) by Michael Scarborough & Kelly Minnis.

publicity: Emily Hakes // emily@letsgopublicity.com

management: shiftingsoundsuk@gmail.com


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Shifting Sounds Austin, Texas

Shifting Sounds was started in London in 2009 and now has offices in Austin Texas USA, and Melbourne, Australia. Set up by musicians with industry knowledge with the aim of being a launching pad for talented musicians and bands, the goal of the label is to provide an ethical platform for bands to get off the ground. ... more

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