Official press release:
Washington riff rockers Mos Generator have just finished mastering their brand new album, Abyssinia, which is slated for release in July via Listenable Records.
Hyper creative main man and composer of more than one-thousand songs Tony Reed comments:
“Abyssinia is the continuation of an open relationship with many musical styles. This kind of exploration has always been a part of my writing but now I’m letting the flood gates open and I’m welcoming all of my musical influences to flow through the songs. ‘Strangest Times’ and ‘Red Canyons’ are very typical Mos Generator style heavy rock songs but tunes like ‘Outlander’, which takes a lot from the soundtrack era Pink Floyd, or ‘Catspaw’, which sounds like something I would have written at age twenty under the influence of Husker Du and Voivod, move the band into a whole new area that I’m very excited to be moving towards.”
Mos Generator formed during the Winter of 2000 in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a decade-long on-again-off-again collaboration between its three members, all of which are long time veterans of the road and studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for the band’s recent material. Mos Generator has released six studio albums, a retrospective album, a live album and a plethora of split 7″ and 12″ singles.
Mos Generator is:
Tony Reed – guitar, vocals, keyboards, assorted instruments
Sean Booth – bass
Jon Garrett – drums