Sharing = Molehill Media
We are touring this Fall in support of ‘Equinox’ and we could use some help getting the word out there. Here are some ways you can spread the word and get some free Molehill media and schwag!
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Download either the Facebook Timeline image (above) or profile image (below) and use them for your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media account and we will send you a link to a 3-song download from ‘Equinox’
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If you tag Molehill on Facebook and let your friends and followers know about our tour and/or music we’ll send you a link to a free download from ‘Equinox’ … For a free song tag us us on Twitter use #molehilltour in addition to @molehillmusic … while you’re at it tag @rollingstone, @nme, @pitchforkmedia or some other music entity that you think should know about us.
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If you do any of the above and then attend a show on this tour we will give you a signed poster (below) as a thank you from us. Just come up and say hi at the merch table and let us know that you helped us promote this tour. Greg will be giving away kisses as well.
Here’s a taste of what we do live:
“Do not be fooled by the name. Molehill is more like a mountain. Combining elements of progressive rock with pop sensibilities and emotionally charged lyrics, this band delivers a symphonic listening experience.” - Jesse Menendez, Vocalo, 89.5FM Chicago
The first time Peter and I strapped in and felt Devin hit the groove, we knew we had something. We didn’t know if it was any good but it felt right. We met ‘the sunshine’ Greg. Since then, we’ve driven all over the country and experienced dirty motels, great people, missed exits, and the freedom of it all. It’s therapy, I really don’t know what we’d do without it.
So here we are, releasing our third set of songs. It’s just as exciting as it ever was to release music into the wild. ‘Hearts on Fire’ seems to be an appropriate song to put out there. I don’t think we’ll ever get over writing songs that feel good in large spaces. Greg came in with the searing lead synth, Peter wrote lyrics inspired by the Euromaidan, and Dev and I banged out a rhythm track. It’s simple and straight to the point, except for those lava rocks J threw into the mix...That’s the charm of writing a simple song. Some of them just come easily.
Some songs, or should I say arrangements, don’t come so easily. ‘Reverie’ started off as a three chord bridge in one of Greg’s songs. What followed was ridiculous in some ways. I think we have somewhere around 300+ emails dedicated to this song and its direction. Dozens of recorded versions later, we got to Nashville and threw a bunch of it away. Get away from your computer and interact, suddenly everything is more visceral and real. The process was worth it.
‘Old Soldier’ started in late November 2014 after I learned that my grandfather wasn’t doing so well. His reflections on his experience in WWII and remarkable life stay with me every day. It only seemed appropriate to use the last voicemail he left me during the outro. When I sent the music over to Pete and he returned the ‘option 5’ melody idea for the verse, I cried. This song is meditative to me. It combines Pete’s ethereal vocal with that West Coast hip hop beat we love so much.
I think we made something that’s honest. We hope you enjoy it.
Chicago, IL | January 2017