Mood Rings (band)

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Mood Rings
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Alternative rock, shoegazing, post-punk
Years active 2009-present[1]
Labels Mexican Summer
Website moodringsmusic.com
Members William Fussell
Tymb Gratz
Christopher Alley
Peter Cauthorn
Seth Bolton

Mood Rings (alternatively, Moodrings) are an Alternative Rock band based in Atlanta. Debuting in 2011 with the EP Sweater Weather Forever,[2] they have since been recognised nationally for their sound, which has been called "engaging" by The Guardian,[3] "lush and ethereal" by BrooklynVegan,[4] "dreamy post-punk" by Stereogum,[5] and "lush, neon hued" by Spin Magazine.[6] Their second single, "Pathos y Lagrimas" was featured in Converse's "Ready, Set: Get Lost" music series.[7] Converse recorded and released a music video for the song on YouTube in October 2012.[8] They released a limited edition silk-screened 7" of "Pathos y Lagrimas" and "333" for Record Store Day 2013, and performed an instore at Atlanta's Criminal Records.[9] Their first album, VPI Harmony, was released on Mexican Summer on 25 June 2013.[10] Heather Phares of Allmusic praised the album, saying "Held together by its oddly luxurious feel, VPI Harmony blends its many sounds and moods into a remarkable debut."[11] When playing in Loring Park in Minneapolis, MN the band was rumored to play naked, when in fact they wore socks.

William Fussell relocated to London, England, in 2015 and set up a solo-project titled, Promise Keeper. He is set to release his debut mini-album on May 16, 2017.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title
2013 VPI Harmony

Singles + EPs[edit]

Year Title
2011 Sweater Weather Forever
  • Release date: 2011
  • Label: Double Phantom
Promise Me Eternity b/w Exorcised Painting[13]
  • Release date: September 2011
  • Label: Double Phantom
2013 Pathos y Lagrimas b/w 333[14]
The Line[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "mood rings music — bio". Mood Rings Official Website.
  2. ^ "Sweater Weather Forever | Mood Rings". bandcamp. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ Cragg, Michael (11 June 2013). "New Music With Michael Cragg — Mood Rings: The Line". The Guardian. London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  4. ^ Pearls, Bill. "Mood Rings releasing debut LP on Mexican Summer, touring this summer (dates, streams)". Brooklyn Vegan. Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ Lobenfeld, Claire. "Mood Rings – "Hollow Dye (Defected Crystal)" (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  6. ^ McGovern, Kyle. "Stream Mood Rings' Lush, Neon Hued 'VPI Harmony' album". Spin Magazine. SPIN. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  7. ^ Radford, Chad. "20 People To Watch in 2013: Mood Rings: The rock band". Creative Loafing Atlanta. Creative Loafing Atlanta.
  8. ^ "Converse Ready, Set Get Lost: Mood Rings "Pathos Y Lagrimas" Live". Converse. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Mood Rings RSD In-Store". Mexican Summer. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Mood Rings — VPI Harmony". Mexican Summer. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  11. ^ Phares, Heather. "VPI Harmony - Mood Rings: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Promise Keeper (ex-Mood Rings) shares 'Endless Motion' from self-titled debut mini-album". Vaunter. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  13. ^ "New 7" : Mood Rings : Promise Me Eternity". My Old Kentucky Blog. Retrieved 16 June 2013. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  14. ^ "Mood Rings — "Pathos y Lagrimas" b/w "333"". Mexican Summer. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Mood Rings — "The Line"". Mexican Summer. Retrieved 14 June 2013.