Moonchy & Tobias

Moonchy & Tobias

Brace yourself when entering the disorienting world of Moonchy & Tobias, where churning rock textures created by Todd Tobias are the landscape within which vocalist Pat Moonchy runs riot, warping her voice into every recess and shape available. Skirting the boundary between fairytale and nightmare, the angular architecture of the music is softened and stretched at every juncture. Moonchy & Tobias create a transformative musical experience in which giddy tangents abound.


Discography

 

Moonchy & Tobias


2nd November 2018

Brace yourself when entering the disorienting world of Moonchy & Tobias, where churning rock textures created by Todd Tobias are the landscape within which vocalist Pat Moonchy runs riot, warping her voice into every recess and shape available. Whether the pounding bass of ‘Juu Ichi’, the bubbling submarine atmospheres of ‘Vertigo Trail’, or the percussion and fuzz carnival of single ‘Une Saison En Enfer’, Moonchy and Tobias create a transformative musical experience in which giddy tangents abound. Skirting the boundary between fairytale and nightmare, the angular architecture of the music is softened and stretched at every juncture.

Biography

Moonchy & Tobias pairs Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy with American instrumentalist Todd Tobias. Moonchy is one-half of the experimental band Sothiac, plays in duos alongside trombonist Angelo Contini and jazz drummer Lino Liguori, in the Tai-No Orchestra, and with German krautrock pioneers Faust. Ohio native Tobias is a long-time collaborator with Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), and provided the musical backing to Pollard’s vocals in the freak-rock trio Circus Devils. Tobias has also released a series of themed instrumental albums under his own name, and has released a duo album with Hidden Shoal labelmate Chloe March.

News

  • New Moonchy & Tobias Music Video

    Moonchy & TobiasCheck out this wild and wonderful music video by Alice Murace for the Moonchy & Tobias track ‘Bon Bon’. Taken from Moonchy & Tobias, an electrifying collaboration between Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy and American instrumentalist Todd Tobias. The album is available now through Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records.

    Brace yourself when entering the disorienting world of Moonchy & Tobias, where churning rock textures created by Todd Tobias are the landscape within which vocalist Pat Moonchy runs riot, warping her voice into every recess and shape available. Skirting the boundary between fairytale and nightmare, the angular architecture of the music is softened and stretched at every juncture. Whether the pounding bass of ‘Juu Ichi’, the bubbling submarine atmospheres of ‘Vertigo Trail’, or the percussion and fuzz carnival of single ‘Une Saison En Enfer’, Moonchy and Tobias create a transformative musical experience in which giddy tangents abound.

    Moonchy & Tobias pairs Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy with American instrumentalist Todd Tobias. Moonchy is one-half of the experimental band Sothiac, in duos alongside trombonist Angelo Contini and jazz drummer Lino Liguori, in the Tai-No Orchestra, and with German krautrock pioneers Faust. Ohio native Tobias is a long-time collaborator with Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), and provided the musical backing to Pollard’s vocals in the freak-rock trio Circus Devils. Tobias has also released a series of themed instrumental albums under his own name.

    This music is available for licensing.

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  • Moonchy & Tobias s/t Debut Out Now!

    Moonchy & TobiasThe time has come to release the beast! Moonchy & Tobias, an electrifying collaboration between Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy (Faust, Sothiac) and American instrumentalist Todd Tobias (Circus Devils, Robert Pollard), is out now. The album sees release through Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records and is available via Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and the other usual suspects. Be sure to also check out the wild new video by Budano Lino for the album track ‘Vertigo Trail’. More on Moonchy & Tobias here.

    Brace yourself when entering the disorienting world of Moonchy & Tobias, where churning rock textures created by Todd Tobias are the landscape within which vocalist Pat Moonchy runs riot, warping her voice into every recess and shape available. Skirting the boundary between fairytale and nightmare, the angular architecture of the music is softened and stretched at every juncture. Whether the pounding bass of ‘Juu Ichi’, the bubbling submarine atmospheres of ‘Vertigo Trail’, or the percussion and fuzz carnival of single ‘Une Saison En Enfer’, Moonchy and Tobias create a transformative musical experience in which giddy tangents abound.

    Moonchy & Tobias pairs Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy with American instrumentalist Todd Tobias. Moonchy is one-half of the experimental band Sothiac, in duos alongside trombonist Angelo Contini and jazz drummer Lino Liguori, in the Tai-No Orchestra, and with German krautrock pioneers Faust. Ohio native Tobias is a long-time collaborator with Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), and provided the musical backing to Pollard’s vocals in the freak-rock trio Circus Devils. Tobias has also released a series of themed instrumental albums under his own name.

    All tracks from Moonchy & Tobias are available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Hit us up for more details.

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  • New Moonchy & Tobias Single & Video

    Moonchy & TobiasWe’re very excited to present the first taste of Moonchy & Tobias, an electrifying collaboration between Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy (Faust, Sothiac) and American instrumentalist Todd Tobias (Circus Devils, Robert Pollard). Check the wonderfully chaotic music for ‘Une Saison En Enfer’ via Youtube, stream the track via SoundCloud or download via Bandcamp. Moonchy & Tobias will see release on November 2nd 2018 through Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records. More on Moonchy & Tobias here.

    Brace yourself when entering the disorienting world of Moonchy & Tobias, where churning rock textures created by Todd Tobias are the landscape within which vocalist Pat Moonchy runs riot, warping her voice into every recess and shape available. Skirting the boundary between fairytale and nightmare, the angular architecture of the music is softened and stretched at every juncture. Whether the pounding bass of ‘Juu Ichi’, the bubbling submarine atmospheres of ‘Vertigo Trail’, or the percussion and fuzz carnival of single ‘Une Saison En Enfer’, Moonchy and Tobias create a transformative musical experience in which giddy tangents abound.

    Moonchy & Tobias pairs Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy with American instrumentalist Todd Tobias. Moonchy is one-half of the experimental band Sothiac, in duos alongside trombonist Angelo Contini and jazz drummer Lino Liguori, in the Tai-No Orchestra, and with German krautrock pioneers Faust. Ohio native Tobias is a long-time collaborator with Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), and provided the musical backing to Pollard’s vocals in the freak-rock trio Circus Devils. Tobias has also released a series of themed instrumental albums under his own name.

    All tracks from Moonchy & Tobias are available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Hit us up for more details.

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Reviews

  • Moonchy & Tobias ‘Vertigo Trail’ Reviewed at Left Bank

    “Italian-American duo Moonchy & Tobias craft a slow, drifting mechanical soundscape with a wide variety of musical texture. The song starts off with avant-garde samples, ripping, soft-tapping on wood, and a little tape hiss. As the song begins it’s march, fuzzy guitar squelches under the mix adding a chunky crackle. Soft organs play a stagnant, clean drone of chord change. A dilapidated slot machine-like sample slips quietly in every now and then. On the left channel lies most of the slinky and memorable rhythms. The clean bass, coupled with hollow, bouncy synths join together to play the songs most dominant riff. Moonchy’s ethereal vocals are a nice, melodic high-end to the mucky, sharp instrumentation. The production is focused and tight, clearly showing a producer who is not only inspired but precise.

    The song crafts a pungent atmosphere, but does not wish to necessarily make the listener comfortable, and right when Moonchy starts to piece together melody that is contained and rhythmic, it trails further off into peculiarity. And I like that. The whole piece gives me the feeling as though I’m being led wistfully through a sort of haunted, abandoned industrial plant by the ghost of a young girl. And in that sense, every little part in the song feels like a piece of old, dead machinery, coming back alive, only briefly, to welcome me. It’s the vast imagination-in-a-bottle sort of stuff that is an understated testament to music’s magic.”

    Left Bank

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Music Videos

Licensing

The music of Moonchy & Tobias is available for licensing (master & sync cleared) through Hidden Shoal. Please contact us with some basic details about your project and the track(s) you wish to use and we’ll be sure to get back to you straight away.

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