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THE BLACK MOODS Reveal “Saturday Night” Video Teaser; VIP Upgrade Added for 2/19 Headlining Show @ Talking Stick (Scottsdale)

DT: JANUARY 12, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

ARIZONA’S
THE BLACK MOODS
TEASE NEW TRACK “SATURDAY NIGHT”
IN ADVANCE OF VIDEO PREMIERE
@ TALKING STICK RESORT (SCOTTSDALE) SHOW
FEBRUARY 19

LISTEN TO A PREVIEW HERE


VIP TICKET UPGRADES INCLUDING PRIVATE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE NOW AVAILABLE
TICKETS & UPGRADES ON-SALE HERE

 

Tempe, AZ modern classic rockers THE BLACK MOODS are excited to hit the stage on Saturday, February 19 for a headlining hometown show at Talking Stick Resort where the band will premiere the music video for their anthemic new track “Saturday Night” in advance of its February 25 digital release. The song is the second sampling of new music from their anticipated third full-length album due out this spring via Wit Hustle / The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment following its debut track “She Gets Out” which premiered via Loudwire last November. Listen to a teaser clip of “Saturday NightHERE.

THE BLACK MOODS have also announced a limited run of VIP upgrades for the 2/19 show which are on-sale today and include:

  • A private acoustic performance from the band following soundcheck
  • Invite-only screening of the “Saturday Night” music video with the band
  • Socially distanced meet & greet and photo opp + exclusive VIP laminate
  • An exclusive VIP merch item
  • Priority entry into the venue
  • Early access to merchandise before general admission doors open.

For tickets, please visit: https://www.talkingstickresort.com/phoenix-scottsdale-concerts-entertainment/entertainment-listing/the-showroom/the-black-moods, for VIP upgrades, please visit the band’s website: www.theblackmoods.com.

Vocalist/guitarist Josh Kennedy, drummer Chico Diaz and bassist/backing vocalist Jordan Hoffman have continued to “lead(ing) the charge in bringing back melodic rock here in the 21st Century” (Loudwire) despite the onset of a global pandemic attempting to halt their momentum. The trio released their critically acclaimed sophomore album SUNSHINE in 2020 which saw them grace the cover of their hometown weekly paper Phoenix New Times (May 7, 2020) and achieve radio success with their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock single, title track “Sunshine,” as well as land four of the records previous singles in the Top 30.

Unable to tour due to the halt of the live entertainment industry, THE BLACK MOODS, kept writing new material and temporarily moved their makeshift home studio from AZ to Kennedy’s hometown of Wheaton, MO (population 690) to remotely record the new songs with Sunshine’s Grammy award-nominated producer Johnny K. (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Pop Evil). They also enlisted legendary Grammy award-winning producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who worked with the band completely virtually as he was based in Canada using new, state-of-the-art computer technology. Stay tuned for details on the new album in coming weeks.

A picture containing text, person, net Description automatically generatedLineup (l-r): Josh Kennedy, Jordan Hoffman, Chico Diaz
Photo Credit: Jim Louvau

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Arizona Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Announce Hometown Show Feb. 19 at Showroom @ Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale

DT: DECEMBER 8, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

THE BLACK MOODS
ANNOUNCE HEADLINING HOMETOWN SHOW
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
AT
SHOWROOM @ TALKING STICK RESORT
IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ

TICKETS ON-SALE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 @ 10:00 AM MST

“SHE GETS OUT”
–DEBUT TRACK FROM ANTICIPATED SPRING 2022 ALBUM–
OUT NOW

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Born in the Arizona desert and reared on stages across North America, rock and roll trio THE BLACK MOODS “are currently leading the charge in bringing back melodic rock here in the 21st Century” (Loudwire) which they will prove as they bring their blazing live show to the Showroom at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, February 19. The concert will see the band perform hit tracks from their critically acclaimed 2020 release SUNSHINE and preview material from their forthcoming album due out via Wit Hustle / The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment in spring 2022. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday, December 10 at 10:00 A.M. MST HERE. See a video message from the band below.

THE BLACK MOODS were last seen on tour this fall across the U.S. with The Dead Daisies along with a few one-off shows with hard rockers Royal Bliss and an appearance at Aftershock Festival. Scholastic Perspectives praised their performance in Cedar Rapids, IA stating, “Chico Diaz is so sleek behind the kit, Jordan Hoffman grooves the audience into submission on bass and Josh Kennedy wails on vocals and makes his guitar talk.” (9/4/21).

The first track from their as-yet-untitled third album, “She Gets Out,” was released across digital platforms on November 26 in conjunction with the release of its music video via Loudwire. The song acts as a sequel to their Top 20 Active Rock radio single/title track “Sunshine” continuing the storyline of the video’s troubled main character. Watch/stream “She Gets Out” here: https://orcd.co/shegetsout.

THE BLACK MOODS’ upcoming album was recorded at a makeshift home studio in the Ozarks (hometown of KENNEDY) with SUNSHINE’s Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down) and includes a remotely recorded track with legendary Grammy award-winning producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who was based in Canada. Stay tuned for further details in the coming months.

A picture containing text, person, net Description automatically generatedLineup (l-r): Josh Kennedy, Jordan Hoffman, Chico Diaz
Photo Credit: Jim Louvau

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Modern Classic Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Debut New Track “She Gets Out” from Third Album Due Spring 2022

DT: NOVEMBER 30, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

MODERN CLASSIC ROCK TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
REVEAL DEBUT TRACK
“SHE GETS OUT”
FROM UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM DUE SPRING 2022
WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO

WATCH HERE

THE BLACK MOODS—Tempe, Arizona-based modern classic rock trailblazers—are excitingly building on their success with “She Gets Out,” the newly released first track from their as-yet-untitled third full-length album due in spring 2022 (exact release TBA).

The song, with its mix of ringing electric and warm acoustic guitars, delivers a fresh, fiery update of a timeless sound and lyrically continues the storyline of the troubled character from the band’s Top 20 Billboard Active Rock single Sunshine” (also the title track from their most recent album released in 2020).

Watch the “She Gets Out” music video below or directly on YouTube HERE. Directed by Jeremy Simmons, it features concept scenes shot in Los Angeles with live and behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s return to the stage with a sold-out hometown show at The Marquee in Tempe this past May.

She Gets Out” was released last Friday, November 26 via Wit Hustle / The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment with an exclusive feature via Loudwire where the band also shared a list of their “Top 10 Best Sequel Songs.” Stream or download the single on all digital platforms here: https://orcd.co/shegetsout.

“‘She Gets Out,’ our newest song, is meant to be a continuation of the character from our last record ‘Sunshine,’” shares THE BLACK MOODS vocalist and guitarist JOSH KENNEDY. “In its title track, ‘Sunshine,’ she’s someone that’s struggling to deal with finding a way to change her life. With ‘She Gets Out,” she makes the decision to take a stand and make her life her own, no matter how scary or what the consequences might be.”

THE BLACK MOODS’ upcoming album was recorded at a makeshift home studio in the Ozarks (hometown of KENNEDY) with Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down)—who also produced their 2020 album SUNSHINE–and includes a remotely recorded track with legendary Grammy award-winning producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who was based in Canada.

SUNSHINE marked several career highlights for the trio despite being released amidst a global pandemic. It saw the band achieve a career highlight by achieving their first-ever Top 20 single, title track “Sunshine” (#16) as well as land three additional Top 30 singles (“Bad News” [#24], “Bella Donna” [#29] and “Whatcha Got[#30]). The band also released a fiery cover of one of their most esteemed musical icons–Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—with the 1978 single, “I Need To Know,” which has received airplay on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio show.

Known for their engaging live performance, which AZ Central praised stating, They’re absolutely on fire when it comes to their brand of pure and unadulterated hard rock… you get a dynamic show whether its 5 people or 5,000,” THE BLACK MOODS have been seen on stages across the nation with acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, The Dead Daisies, Collective Soul and The Gin Blossoms as well as recently being featured at this year’s Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA.

Lineup (l-r): Jordan Hoffman (bass, backing vocals), Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Chico Diaz (drums)
Photo Credit: Jim Louvau

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New Wave of Classic Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Announce Fall U.S. Tour with THE DEAD DAISIES

DT: JULY 22, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

ROCK’N’ROLL TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
ANNOUNCE FALL U.S.TOUR WITH THE DEAD DAISIES
SEPT. 10–OCT.15

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

(Lineup [l-r]: Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitars), Jordan Hoffman (bass, backing vocals), Chico Diaz (drums, backing vocals);Photo Credit: Jim Louvau)

Born in the Arizona desert and reared on stages across North America, THE BLACK MOODS have been trailblazers for the ‘new wave of classic rock’ movement with their guitar-driven rock that delivers a fresh, fiery update of a timeless sound. The trio—vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY, drummer CHICO DIAZ and bassist/backing vocalist JORDAN HOFFMAN–are excited to announce they will embark on their first tour pegged to their critically acclaimed 2020 sophomore album SUNSHINE–recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down)–due to the halt of live music last year as a result of the pandemic.

The band will join Australian-American rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES across the U.S. on their “Like No Other” tour this fall alongside rock & roll comedian Don Jamieson (VH1’s That Metal Show). It kicks off September 10 in Rockford, IL and stretches to the West Coast, wrapping in Seattle, WA October 15. The trek includes a stop for THE BLACK MOODS at Aftershock Festival October 9 in Sacramento, CA. Full dates are listed below and tickets are on sale now at www.theblackmoods.com.

In addition to performing hits from SUNSHINE, THE BLACK MOODS will give fans a first listen to new music taken from its much-anticipated follow-up expected to be released later this year. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded over the past year while the band was off the road due to the covid pandemic.

“We’re thrilled to be back on the road again and getting back to what we do best,” shared the band collectively. “Playing with our rock & roll heroes in The Dead Daisies is icing on the cake, and we can’t wait to trade jokes with Don Jamieson as well! We’re happy to finally be able to perform ‘Sunshine’ live and even more excited to share a sneak peek of new material from our upcoming album too. We will see you all on the road!”

SUNSHINE, released last May via Steelhorse Entertainment, marked several career highlights for THE BLACK MOODS including their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock charting single, title track “Sunshine” (which peaked at #16), a cover feature with their hometown local weekly newspaper, Phoenix New Times (May 7, 2020) and three additional Top 30 singles (“Bad News” [#24], “Bella Donna” [#29] and “Whatcha Got[#30]). The band also released a stirring music video for the album’s ballad “Home” which featured footage of the band and their families which captured the world’s feeling of struggling being unable to be with loved ones.

With touring at a halt, THE BLACK MOODS temporarily relocated their home studio from Phoenix to the Ozarks (where Kennedy was born and raised) and recorded their next album in the house of their label owner, once again with Karkazis, in addition to recording a track remotely using advanced virtual software with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who was based in Canada. Stay tuned for further details on their third album–due out later this year–in the coming months.

Come experience THE BLACK MOODS riveting live show at one of their upcoming dates:

8/3 Scottsdale, AZ @ Frasher’s Tavern
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal (w/ Royal Bliss, Smile Empty Soul)
8/7 Lewiston, ID @ Snake River Rock Fest ^
9/5 Charlotte, NC @ Hops & Hogs Festival ^
9/10 Rockford, IL @ The Apollo Theater AC #
9/11 Joliet, IL @ The Forge #
9/13 Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s #
9/14 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater #
9/17 Buffalo, NY @ The Showplace Theater #
9/18 Vineland, NJ @ The Landis #
9/20 New York, NY @ Sony Hall #
9/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #
9/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room #
9/25 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live #
9/27 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s #
9/29 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #
9/30 San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box #
10/2 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
10/3 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live #
10/7 San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage #
10/9 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival ^
10/10 Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post (Placer) #
10/12 Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theater #
10/15 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater #
# with The Dead Daisies, Don Jamieson
^ festival appearance

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THE BLACK MOODS Reveal Stirring Music Video for “Home”

DT: FEBRUARY 8, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

THE BLACK MOODS
REVEAL STIRRING VIDEO FOR BALLAD
“HOME”

SONG IS FEATURED ON BAND’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM
‘SUNSHINE’

WATCH HERE

Modern classic rock trio THE BLACK MOODS tug at listeners’ heart strings with the touching music video for the ballad “Home” featured on their recent sophomore album SUNSHINE. The video for “Home” (as seen streaming above) shares the emotional struggle of being apart from loved ones due to rigorous touring and recording schedules bands endure with personal private footage from vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY, drummer CHICO DIAZ and bassist JORDAN HOFFMAN.

“I wrote ‘Home’ about being on the road, away from the ones you love and hoping they don’t grow up too fast or grow away from you before you get back,” shares KENNEDY. “We love touring and being in the studio, but there is a definite sacrifice you make when you do what we do.  That is exactly what ‘Home’ is about.”

THE BLACK MOODS are a story of success and growth despite a pandemic amidst all odds working against them. Refusing to postpone the release of SUNSHINE–which was recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis–the band went full steam ahead, marking several career highlights along the way including their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock charting single, title track “Sunshine” at #16 and a cover feature with their hometown local weekly newspaper, Phoenix New Times (May 7, 2020). Three additional album singles made the Top 30 including “Bad News(#24), “Bella Donna” (#29) and “Whatcha Got (#30).

In the months following SUNSHINE’s release, the band moved their home studio from Phoenix to the Ozarks (where Kennedy was raised) and began working again with Karkazis on their next album in addition to remotely recording a forthcoming single with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles). THE BLACK MOODS also recorded a fiery cover of “I Need To Know,” originally released in 1978 by one of their most esteemed musical idols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. THE BLACK MOODS shared their version of the song October 23 across all digital platforms. Listen HERE.

Known for their galvanizing live performances—which have seen them appear alongside acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Collective Soul and The Gin BlossomsTHE BLACK MOODS will take the stage at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento this October.

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Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Share Tribute To Tom Petty on “I Need To Know” Cover; Announced for Aftershock 2021

DT: OCTOBER 26, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

CLASSIC MODERN ROCK TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
SHARE TRIBUTE TO LATE TOM PETTY ON
“I NEED TO KNOW”
COVER

BAND ADDED TO AFTERSHOCK 2021 LINEUP
+ ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL UPCOMING LIVE APPEARANCES

Arizona-based rock and roll trio THE BLACK MOODS pay tribute to one of their most esteemed musical idols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with a fiery cover of their 1978 single “I Need To Know” from the band’s second album You’re Gonna Get It!. A trailer clip with THE BLACK MOODS performing the track during soundcheck for a recent live appearance can be seen via YouTube HERE. Out October 23, stream/download “I Need To Know” across all digital platforms here: https://slinky.to/TBMINeedToKnow. The trio were recently announced on the lineup for Aftershock Festival 2021 in Sacramento, CA on October 9. See a full list of upcoming live appearances below.

“We love Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers,” shares THE BLACK MOODS vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY. “They have affected every part of what we are as a band and as songwriters.  I’m hard-pressed to find a song in their catalog I don’t like, but for some reason ‘I Need To Know’ sticks out for me.  That song is a BAND song.  You can hear that it takes each one of them to make it come alive.  That’s why I love playing it so much–it really brings the band together.  We’ve played it as part of our live shows for quite a while and had an absolute blast recording it in the studio.  There will never be another band like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.”

The Black Moods - I Need to Know by Tom Petty (Trailer)

Following the release of their sophomore full-length album SUNSHINE in May via Steelhorse Entertainment/The Fuel, THE BLACK MOODS made career history by landing their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock radio charting single with its catchy, effervescent title track “Sunshine” peaking at #16. The album’s three previously released singles debuted in the Top 30 Active Rock charts: “Bad News” [#24], “Bella Donna” [#29] and “Whatcha Got [#30]. The band also landed a cover feature on their hometown weekly news outlet Phoenix New Times.

THE BLACK MOODS continued to keep the gears grinding during the pandemic by packing up their home studio and temporarily going to the Ozarks (Kennedy’s hometown) to isolate and begin writing and recording their next album with Sunshine’s Grammy-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis. The band also remotely recorded a new track with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles), the release of which is TBA.

Known for their galvanizing live performances—which have seen them perform alongside acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Adelitas Way and OtherwiseTHE BLACK MOODS will continue to safely bring their showmanship to the stage with appearances at the below listed shows and festivals:

11/14-15 Lake Pleasant, AZ – Volstock @ Pleasant Harbor
11/20 Puerto Penasco, MX – RCPM en Vivo @ Rocky Point
4/10/2021 Orlando, FL – Hops & Hogs Festival @ Orlando Amphitheater
9/4-5/2021 Charlotte, NC – Hops & Hogs Festival @ Park Expo Center
10/9/2021 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival @ Discovery Park

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THE BLACK MOODS Announce “August Isolation” Livestream Concert Supporting “Music For Rocky Point” Covid Relief Fund; “Sunshine” Lands at #16 in Active Rock Radio Charts

DT: AUGUST 4, 2020
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

AZ-BASED ROCK TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
ANNOUNCE “AUGUST ISOLATION” LIVESTREAM SHOW
SUPPORTING
“MUSIC FOR ROCKY POINT” COVID RELIEF FUND
ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 @ 7:00 PM PT
 
LAND THEIR FIRST-EVER TOP 20 BILLBOARD ACTIVE ROCK RADIO SINGLE
WITH TITLE TRACK OF NEW ALBUM,
‘SUNSHINE’
 

BAND SHARE DETAILS ON RECORDING NEW SONG WITH LEGENDARY PRODUCER EDDIE KRAMER,
BEGIN TRACKING NEW ALBUM WITH JOHNNY “K” KARKAZIS

 


Arizona-based guitar-driven rock’n’roll trio THE BLACK MOODS have refused to let a pandemic slow down their momentum following the release of their sophomore album SUNSHINE on May 8 via Steelhorse Entertainment/The Fuel Music. Instead, they landed their first-ever Billboard’s Top 20 Active Rock hit with the album’s title track, currently at #16 and marking a career highlight for them. The success of the “Sunshine” track follows three previous singles from the album that debuted in the Active Rock chart’s Top 30: “Bad News” (#24), “Bella Donna” (#29) and “Whatcha Got at (#30).

THE BLACK MOODS have announced a livestream concert, “AUGUST ISOLATION,” to benefit the “MUSIC FOR ROCKY POINT” Covid Relief fund which supports the community of Puerto Peñasco, MX (aka Rocky Point) whose livelihood is dependent on tourism and has been drastically affected due to border closures and government restrictions on account of the pandemic. The livestream will be free to the public with an optional tip jar with all funds raised going to “MUSIC FOR ROCKY POINT.” The band will also donate 20% of all merch sales generated during the stream, which will include an exclusive signed event poster, limited to 100 copies.
 
“Rocky Point has become our second home over the years and where a lot of our early success began,” shares THE BLACK MOODS. “We have been playing shows there for almost a decade and our drummer Chico’s grandparents lived there during his childhood. With the pandemic, the city–which already had financial issues–is really suffering. We are proud and honored to be able to help support the ‘Music for Rocky Point’ fund through our music.”

THE BLACK MOODS have spent the past few months of quarantine in the Ozarks, hometown of vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY, where they transferred equipment from their home studio in Arizona to write and record material for their next album. The band have re-enlisted SUNSHINE‘s Grammy-Award nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis for the new album and recently completed the first recording session. The trio are also excited to share they have collaborated with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones) on a new track which was remotely recorded using software programs such as Zoom and Audio Movers. Stay tuned for updates and details on new music in the near future.

SUNSHINE bridges the gap between hard-rock’s past and present by merging guitar crunch and tight songcraft with urgent, blunt lyrics about romantic desire and conflict. Itwas lauded as “a fun, refreshingly simple record-the kind that will have critics talking about a return to a bygone era of rock ‘n’ roll” by Phoenix New Times who featured the band on their May cover issue.

Stream/download SUNSHINE online at http://hyperurl.co/TBM_Sunshine and/or get it on CD or Vinyl (available in standard black or limited-edition, hand-numbered and signed blue variant) at https://the-black-moods-shop.myshopify.com/.


(Lineup [l-r] Chico Diaz (drums),Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitars), Jordan Hoffman (bass); Photo Credit: Jim Louvau)
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THE BLACK MOODS Drop New Album ‘Sunshine,’ Announce Virtual Record Release Show (Sat., May 9)

 
DT: MAY 8, 2020
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR
 
 
 
THE BLACK MOODS
TITLE TRACK “SUNSHINE”
MARKS FOURTH SINGLE TO DEBUT ON
BILLBOARD TOP 40 ACTIVE ROCK CHARTS,
SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT TODAY (MAY 8)

 

BAND TO LIVESTREAM RECORD RELEASE SHOW ON SATURDAY, MAY 9 AT 8:00 PM PT VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
 
AZ-BASED ROCK AND ROLL TRIO FEATURED ON COVER OF
PHOENIX NEW TIMES
 
 
Rock and roll trio THE BLACK MOODS today (May 8) release their highly anticipated sophomore album SUNSHINE via Steelhorse Entertainment/The Fuel following the news of its title track becoming the fourth single to debut in the Top 40 of Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock charts at #37 earlier this week. “Sunshine“-the band’s most recent single which premiered in April with an animated music video seen here-follows the previous Billboard charting singles “Bad News” (#24), “Bella Donna” (#29) and “Whatcha Got (#30).
 
Order SUNSHINE on CD now at https://the-black-moods-shop.myshopify.com/.

 

Stream/download SUNSHINE now at:
The Arizona-based band received hometown support with a cover feature (seen below) for the current weekly print issue of Phoenix New Times who praised the album saying, “Sunshine is a fun, refreshingly simple record-the kind that will have critics talking about a return to a bygone era of rock ‘n’ roll.” They further share: “‘Bad News’ is one of those bangers you would expect to hear during the end credits of a ’90s Jerry Bruckheimer action blockbuster, while ‘Bella Donna,’ inspired by The Doors, is a perfect summer single, its bluesy riff practically begging you to break out your air guitar.”
 
 
THE BLACK MOODS recorded SUNSHINE with Grammy Award-winning producer Johnny Karkazis who turned their rehearsal space into a makeshift studio in order to capture the energy of their live performance which has seen the band tour alongside acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Adelitas Way, and Otherwise. Its 10 tracks are “mostly chugging, big-chorused tunes with at least one foot in classic rock” (Houston Press, 4/30/20).
 
While unable to tour or perform live due to coronavirus restrictions, THE BLACK MOODS have been hosting weekly live stream concerts from their studio and have announced they will be performing a virtual record release show tomorrow, Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 PM PT via Facebook Live. RSVP and find further details at:
 
(Lineup [l-r] Jordan Hoffman (bass), Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitars), Chico Diaz (drums); Photo Credit: Jim Louvau)
 
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Rock and Roll Trio THE BLACK MOODS Share “Sunshine” In Animated Music Video

 

DT: APRIL 10, 2020
FM: KELLY WALSH
ROCK AND ROLL TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
SHARE NEW SINGLE “SUNSHINE”

WITH ANIMATED STOP-MOTION MUSIC VIDEO
 
ALBUM OF THE SAME NAME OUT MAY 8

With only one month left until the release of their sophomore album SUNSHINE on May 8 via Steelhorse Entertainment/The Fuel, Arizona-based rock and roll trio THE BLACK MOODS–whom the Arizona Republic describe as “the very definition of ‘swagger'”–lighten the mood with a fun, stop-motion/paper-animated music video for its melodic title track. Directed by Stefano Bertelli (lovelytheband, Alter Bridge), the video and single are out today, April 10, across all digital platforms. Watch “Sunshinehere or streaming below.

 

Sunshine” was co-written by THE BLACK MOODS vocalist/guitarist Josh Kennedy and Grammy Award-winning producer Johnny KarkazisIt follows four previously shared singles: “Throwing Shade,” “Bella Donna” and two Billboard Top 30 Active Mainstream Rock-charting hits “Bad News” and “Whatcha Got.” 
The band further enlisted Karkazis to record and produce SUNSHINE using their Phoenix rehearsal space as a makeshift studio to capture the spirit of their zealous live show across its eight tracks filled with electric guitar, percussive stomp and anthemic hooks.

THE BLACK MOODS have shared their passion and strong work ethic with relentless tours alongside acts including Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Adelitas Way, and Otherwise, earning them a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. Having originally been scheduled to appear on tour this summer with Otherwise and at Epicenter Festival, all of which have been postponed due to coronavirus, THE BLACK MOODS have continued to bring their show to fans worldwide with their virtual “Shelter in Place” live-streaming performance series and a special ‘Happy Hour’ Q&A session where fans can have a drink with the band, perhaps even the band’s own ‘Bella Donnared blend wine made with Arizona’s Su Vino Winery. Bottles are currently available for purchase online (21+ only) at https://www.suvinowineryaz.com/red-wines/bella-donna.

(Lineup [l-r] Jordan Hoffman (bass), Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitars), Chico Diaz (drums); Photo Credit: Jim Louvau)

 

For more information on THE BLACK MOODS, please visit:
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE
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THE BLACK MOODS Drop New Single “Throwing Shade”

DT: MARCH 23, 2020
FM: KELLY WALSH
 
THE BLACK MOODS
DROP NEW SINGLE “THROWING SHADE”
SOPHOMORE ALBUM
‘SUNSHINE’
DUE MAY 8 VIA STEELHORSE ENTERTAINMENT
 
THE BLACK MOODS Lineup {L-R}: Jordan Hoffman (bass), Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Chico Diaz (drums); Photo credit: Jim Louvau)

 

“Woke up with my boots still on
Saw the cruel sunshine and that she was gone, It was a long night
It was a long night
Took a sip and I burnt my tongue
Scanned the dial there’s nothing but EDM on the radio
On the radio
With my back to the wall, I feel a smile coming on”

–from “Throwing Shade

 

Arizona-based trio THE BLACK MOODS are a “straight up, loud and proud rock and roll band” as noted by Houston Press (4/17/19) who deliver a fresh take on ageless guitar-driven rock & roll on their sophomore album SUNSHINE due May 8 via Steelhorse Entertainment. The band released a new anthemic track “Throwing Shade” across all digital platforms on Friday, March 20, which follows three previously shared singles all of which debuted in the Mainstream Rock charts including “Bella Donna” and “Whatcha Got” in the Top 40 and “Bad News” in the Top 30.

 

Stream “Throwing Shade” at one of the below platforms:
Apple Music – https://apple.co/2WC9uGx
Amazon Music – https://amzn.to/2Jlu9XT
 

 
SUNSHINE was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Johnny Karkazis and features eight tracks filled with electric guitar, percussive stomp, and anthemic hooks. Karkazis travelled to THE BLACK MOODSPhoenix rehearsal space to set up a makeshift studio in order to capture the spirit of their zealous live show which Arizona Republic lauds as “the very definition of ‘swagger’.” (4/20/2016)

 

Following the release of their 2016 debut album Medicine (Another Century), THE BLACK MOODS won over fans across the U.S. with relentless touring alongside acts including Doors Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Adelitas Way, Otherwise and many more. The band were scheduled to be on tour this Spring with Otherwise, but due to the spread of coronavirus all dates have been postponed. Their next scheduled appearance will be at Epicenter Festival in May, unless otherwise noted.

 

 

For more information on THE BLACK MOODS, please visit:
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE

 

 
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For press opportunities or to request an advance stream, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
585-765-5162

 


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