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Moon Tooth Release New Song “Nymphaeaceae”

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Long Island progressive genre-benders Moon Tooth have released a rip-roarin’ new tune and music video, “Nymphaeaceae.” The track sounds a bit like Coheed & Cambria on steroids. I give it a thumbs up.

Explains guitarist/songwriter Nick Lee of the Tom Flynn-directed video:

“The ‘Nymphaeaceae’ music video concept grew directly from John’s lyrics. The title is the scientific name for water lilies. They grow from the murky bottom of a pond up to the surface of the water and then continue to flower up towards the sun. That journey is represented by the main character’s struggle in the video. You can compare it to different struggles in life but the idea in this video and in the lyrics speak more specifically to growing through hardships, bettering yourself and finding a true partner. Sticking it out with them through any kind of hardship.”

Adds singer/lyricist John Carbone:

“If you’ve found a purpose in life, there’s no greater peace than immersing yourself in that purpose. That’s what I felt the morning I wrote this song, when I took a kayak out to a tiny island on an Orlando lake. There, self-marooned with the freedom to be as loud and strange as I like, I wrote words and melodies to Nick’s demo. I saw my feelings in the water lilies that surrounded the island. How the beauty of a flower isn’t just in how it looks, but also in the idea of it. A living thing that grows through darkness, towards the light to bloom, pollinate and create more life. The light in my case, being my purpose with my brothers and our work. Like any artist, the pursuit of that work is the only thing I need. But writing on the island that day gave me hope to find the only thing I want: a true partner, a true home.”

Check out the video below.

“Nymphaeaceae” was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Trivium, Korn) and Moon Tooth with Wilbur also handling mixing duties. It will appear on the follow-up to 2019’s Crux, which I imagine will be released sometime next year.

The band recently announced a trio of year-end shows. Here are the dates:

December 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy [tickets]
December 16 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (hosted by Sirius XM’s Shawn The Butcher) [tickets]
December 17 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House [tickets]

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