MOTHXR have revealed brand new track ‘Touch’, their first since signing a deal with Razor & Tie Records. The dark and brooding track contains elements of old school R&B and modern electro pop. Listen here!
The four-piece band from Brooklyn, NY features actor/artist Penn Badgley (Greetings From Tim Buckley, Margin Call, Gossip Girl), bassist/producer Jimmy Giannopoulos (LOLAWOLF, Reputante), guitarist Simon Oscroft, and keyboardist Darren Will.
MOTHXR will be heading to Mexico City to play Corona Capital Festival before hitting Europe later this month, and will be performing in London at the Borderline on November 23rd before heading to Paris for a show at Badaboum.
Nov. 21 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
Nov. 23 – London, United Kingdom – Borderline
Nov. 24 – Paris, France – Badaboum
Penn Badgley says the band’s music lies “somewhere between DIY punk production aesthetic, new wave and R&B,” naming influences like LCD Soundsystem, the Beastie Boys and Arthur Russell. He called their improvised songwriting “meticulous, but totally spontaneous.”
In the last year, MOTHXR quietly released a number of songs that generated support online. “Easy,” was a top ten track on the Hype Machine and the song sat at #1 on the Billboard and Twitter Emerging Artist charts in May. MTV reported that “within a week the sultry, sophisticated, genre-defying track had accumulated tens of thousands of listens and smashed the top 10 of bloggers’ favorite, Hype Machine… the band’s reign of cool is set to be unstoppable.” Nylon describes the band’s sound as having a “dark, brooding aesthetic” resulting in “hazy, bass-heavy infectious bedroom jams.”
Traveling with minimal analog recording gear, MOTHXR spent four weeks recording their album between Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. The band recorded five songs in five days on their way to completing an eleven track record which will be released next year.
Watch the videos for MOTHXR’s songs ‘Easy’ and ‘Victim’ here.