Earlier this year, Toronto-based alt-rock group, Moist, announced their return with their forthcoming full-length End of The Ocean due October 1 via Known Accomplice, their first album since 2014’s Glory Under Dangerous Skies. Now, they shared another glimpse into the album with the heavy single “Put The Devil On It.”
Building on the themes of past tracks “Tarantino” and the album’s title track “End Of The Ocean”, “Put The Devil On It” continues to take a close look at the forces that have consumed our attention of late with a critical look at modern life.
Lead singer David Usher discusses his inspiration for the song saying:
“What a tragic comedy the last 4 years have been. He who shall not be named has wiped away that thin layer of civility. The mirage. Out in the light, the ugly truth. They aren’t hiding anymore, so neither can we. Go team science! Put the devil on it.”
“Put The Devil On It” follows’ previously released album singles “End Of The Ocean” and “Tarantino,” both accompanied by incredible cinematic videos.
Produced and mixed by lead guitarist Mark Makoway, “End Of The Ocean” also features original members; lead singer Davis Usher, Keyboardist Kevin Young, Bassist Jeff Pearce as well as rhythm guitarist Jonathan Gallivan and drummer Francis Fillion.
Founded in 1993, Moist was propelled to prominence on the strength of their debut album, Silver, and the uniquely powerful alt-rock anthems “Push”, “Silver”, and “Believe Me”. Like Silver, the band’s follow up records – Creature (1996) and Mercedes Five and Dime (1999) – went on to achieve multi-platinum sales (over 1.3 million albums worldwide) and yielded more chart-topping hits including “Resurrection”, “Tangerine”, “Gasoline”, “Breathe”, and “Underground”.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.