Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based Heavy Space Rock band Mothman and The Thunderbirds published the official visualizer for the track “All Star” from upcoming album “Gazer” set to release on June 23, 2023. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
Mothman and The Thunderbirds have returned once again, this time with the space-themed EP “Gazer.” The EP features the band’s original track “Gazer,” a space rockin’ song that is equal parts adrenaline and psychedelia. The new song is accompanied by two covers that keep with the cosmic theme: a mystifying version of Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and a totally tripped out take on The Byrds’ “Mr. Spaceman.”
The band welcomes back Joe Sobieski, who previously sang on their 2021 track “Cloud Giant.” Joe penned the lyrics to “Gazer” and sings on the verses for that track and “All Star.” His clean yet animated vocals provide a potent contrast to project leader Alex Parkinson‘s explosive choruses. Egor Lappo also returns at the helm of production duties, having previously elevated the band’s sound on their 2021 CKY cover and 2022 split EP with World Eaters. Egor‘s mixing and mastering skills shine through once again, tripling down on the cosmic sound Mothman and The Thunderbirds peddle throughout this EP.
When asked for comment on the “Gazer” EP, Alex had this to say: “this EP is very trippy, and very, very fun!” Pressed for something more insightful to say, he added: “we’ve been hard at work on the next album, so this EP was a nice break. “Gazer” was a song Joe and I wrote in 2018 that we unearthed and recorded earlier this year – I’m super proud of how it turned out! We had a great time putting our own strange spin on those covers too. This EP is a fun pitstop for the band as we prepare to embark on our next big sonic adventure!“
Pre-Order the album on Bandcamp: https://mothmanandthethunderbirds.bandcamp.com/album/gazer
Alex Parkinson / Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Mandolin, Synths
Joe Sobieski / Lead Vocals, Whistle Solo
Egor Lappo / Mixing, Mastering, Production, Drum Programming