Dead Moon called it quits a little over a year ago, after two decades spent churning out raw garage punk from the wooded plains of Clackamas, Oregon. Not that anybody expected Fred and Toody Cole to stay quiet for long. They've returned, louder than ever, under the name Pierced Arrows. Rounding out the new group is drummer Kelly Halliburton, whose father played in Albatross, one of Fred's pre-Dead Moon projects.
Pierced Arrows' fierce, battle-scarred anthems more than live up to the Dead Moon legacy. Fred gave us permission to post a few previews, which you are hereby encouraged to test drive:
We've been spinning the excellent In My Brain b/w Caroline 7'' for a few months. Now there's a full-length CD, titled Straight From the Heart, which will also be out on LP with unique artwork (pictured above). Everything's available from the group's label Tombstone Records, and Pierced Arrows will be touring Europe through May.
For some classic Dead Moon, check out this classic live performance from the 9/27/01 episode of Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock:
Dead Moon - live on WFMU, engineered by Diane Kamikaze 09/23/2001:
Down the Road (mp3)
40 Miles of Bad Road (mp3)
Johnny's Got a Gun (mp3)
These Times With You (mp3)
Dead Moon Night (mp3)
The recordings in this post are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License