Suzi Moon Announces New EP, Releases Video For Single

Suzi Moon - Animal EP

Punk songstress SUZI MOON has announced her brand new EP “Animal,” a follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut EP “Call The Shots.” In addition, Moon has released the first single “Gold Record Autograph” with an accompanying music video. The EP is now available on Pirates Press Records’ webstore.

“Animal” was produced by Kurt Reil (credits include: The Grip Weeds, The Smithereens) and showcases Moon’s sharp-tongued lyrics with catchy hooks and melodies while incorporating Moon’s vast influences. “This was also our first time working with producer/engineer Kurt Riel, who really became that cliched “5th member” of the group. Kurt is an incredibly talented artist in his own right, and his 60’s pop rock n’ roll roots perfectly merged with our classic ‘77 punk rock spirit,” says Moon.

Not even Covid could stop Moon and her unrelenting work ethic. During the pandemic, Moon still stayed the course to make sure the EP got done. “Drew Champion, Sean Peterson, and Patti Bo have become my family and they are the players that my music needed to really come alive,” remarks Moon. She adds: “When it came time to record with Kurt (Riel) we all made the decision to mask up during our recording sessions and keep our outside interactions to a minimum. It totally worked! Nobody caught Covid during any of these sessions, and we succeeded in making a really rad EP in 4 days.”

Suzi Moon

For Moon, “Animal” is more than just an EP title or an homage to Lou Reed – it’s a mindset that Moon embodies in her music. One night Moon was fantasizing about playing a large festival and began writing the song when she saw her cat, Savage, sleeping on the couch. “One second they are purring as you pet them, the next they flip over and give you a playful (and sometimes painful!) bite to let you know they don’t want to be touched anymore. They always follow their instincts and are fiercely independent. As the song developed, it became clear to me that I wasn’t writing about cats anymore, but using it as a metaphor about being a woman,” Moon remarks.

“Call The Shots” was just the starting point for Moon which gained her acclaim within the punk scene and beyond, including support from Iggy Pop, Rodney Bingenheimer, and more. Metal Riot says “Moon radiates the essence of punk attitude and makes the balance of sweet and sour seem effortless in glam gutter songs like “I’m Not A Man” or the rollicking “Nuthin’ To Me” that you can snarl or sing-a-long with like nobodies business.”

Suzi Moon got her musical start by joining her older sisters in the all-female band CIVET, releasing 2 albums on Hellcat Records and touring the world for 8 years. Moon then stepped front and center for TURBULENT HEARTS, a DIY group that saw themselves landing spots at Punk Rock Bowling, the Vans Warped Tour, plus self-booking three consecutive Europe & UK summer tours.

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