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Premiere: Moniker Announce New EP, Share New Song “Tidal Wave”

Private Prophet Due Out March 1 via Good Eye

Feb 07, 2019 Moniker
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Moniker, the indie-pop project of Virginia-based singer/songwriter Jordan Scott that also features Ro-Derrick Branch, have announced a new EP, Private Prophet, and we’re pleased to premiere its first single, “Tidal Wave.” “I won’t be told what to do/I won’t take my cues from you/I would fight throughout my life to avoid/Turning into you,” Scott croons liltingly over a wall of guitars and a martial stomp. The track is a righteously defiant staking out of personal ground that evokes the muted rebelliousness and playfulness of Britpop. Check out the song and EP cover art along with a pre-order link below.

Scott had this to say about the track: “‘Tidal Wave’ is like an argument with an older, meaner person who you’re worried you resemble more than you’d like to believe. Although I don’t think it sounds like an Oasis or a Smashing Pumpkins song, from what I’ve seen Noel Gallagher and Billy Corgan seem like generally unpleasant people who maybe fit that description in some ways: so, I took a production technique I associate with both of them and stacked a ton of guitar tracks on top of each other to create a big wall of guitar, so to speak.”

The upcoming EP, Private Prophet, will follow 2017’s Good Bye Waste Land, which was written to help Scott process the death of a close friend. Most of the songs on this release were written after Scott moved to France to begin teaching English. When Scott came back to his native Virginia he enlisted Richmond heavyweights Ro-Derrick Branch and Christian Weber to more fully develop the sound and bring it to a live audience. Preorder the EP here.

Private Prophet EP tracklist:

01: Tidal Wave
02: Inside Out
03: Kicking And Screaming
04: A Mess At Best
05: Turn Out the Lights

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