Mobius Band Free Covers EP


Mobius Band
Brooklyn/Massachusetts-based trio Mobius Band is giving listeners a free digital goodie tomorrow. Love Will Reign Supreme is a free covers EP of love songs recorded in Massachusetts, and just in time for you and your sweetie (or perhaps your ex) to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Whether sending a recent Neil Young ballad on a drunken Krautrock binge or turning Daft Punk's electro "Digital Love" into something far more analog, the plan from the start was performance. Mobius' Ben Sterling comments, "In some ways, working on a record the traditional way can be kind of a drag. There's a lot of sitting around and obsessing about nothing. We were on tour all fall and playing together live every night. It was an appealing idea to lock ourselves in a small room and just play at each other and base things on that instead of making everything perfect and debating silly details."

The "studio" was a tiny, unfinished room at Noam Schatz's hundred-year-old house in Hatfield, Massachusetts. "The wallpaper had just been scraped off so you can see all these old layers of paint. There's a big hole in the ceiling. The floorboards are coming up. It was great," says Mobius' Peter Sax.

The tracklist is:

1. Razor Love (Neil Young)
2. Baby We'll Be Fine (The National)
3. True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)
4. Mobius Band In A Green Cotton Sweater (Casiotone For The Painfully Alone)
5. I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan)
6. Digital Love (Daft Punk)

Visit on Thursday, February 14th for your free download plus album art.

Next week, the band begins its first tour of the UK and Europe, a seven week jaunt opening for their friends Editors. Mobius Band is currently touring behind their excellent October 2007 release, Heaven.

Feb 21 - IRELAND, DUBLIN @ Olympia Theatre
Feb 22 - UK, BELFAST @ Mandela Hall
Feb 27 - UK, Glasgow @ Carling Academy
Feb 28 - UK, Blackpool @ Empress Ballroom
Feb 29 - UK, Birmingham @ NIA
Mar 02 - UK, Doncaster @ Dome
Mar 03 - UK, Manchester @ Apollo
Mar 05 - UK, London @ Alexandra Palace
Mar 07 - UK, Plymouth @ Pavilions
Mar 09 - BELGIUM, Antwerp @ Hof ter Lo
Mar 10 - BELGIUM, Vooruit @ Gent Mar 11 - BELGIUM, Brussels @ AB
Mar 12 - NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam @ Heineken Music Hall
Mar 14 - GERMANY, Krefeld @ Kulturfabrik
Mar 15 - DENMARK, Aarhaus @ Train
Mar 16 - GERMANY, Hamburg @ GF36
Mar 18 - GERMANY, Bielefeld @ Ringlokschup
Mar 19 - GERMANY, Leipzig @ Conne Island
Mar 20 - GERMANY, Erlangen @ E-Werk
Mar 21 - GERMANY, Darmstadt @ Centralstation
Mar 23 - GERMANY, Stuttgart @ Longhorn
Mar 24 - AUSTRIA, Vienna @ Arena
Mar 25 - SWITZERLAND, Lausanne @ Les Docks
Mar 26 - SWITZERLAND, Zurich @ Volkshaus
Mar 28 - ITALY, Milan @ Rolling Stone
Mar 29 - ITALY, Rimini @ Velvet
Mar 31 - SPAIN, Barcelona @ Razmattazz
Apr 01 - SPAIN, Madrid @ Riviera
Apr 02 - PORTUGAL, Lisbon @ Campo Pequeno
Apr 03 - PORTUGAL, Porto @ Coliseum
Apr 05 - FRANCE, Clermont @ La Cooperative de Mai
Apr 06 - FRANCE, Lyon @ Transbordeur
Apr 07 - FRANCE, Paris @ Bataclan
Apr 08 - UK, London @ Barfly (headline performance)

[Published on: 2/13/08]

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Muffinman1 Thu 2/14/2008 04:31AM
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minutes Thu 2/14/2008 05:49AM
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Mobius Band are great. They have been kicking around New England for years. Glad to see they are now taking over Europe. Ill make sure to download the goodies. happy valentines day.

snappy Thu 2/14/2008 09:37AM
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Just downloaded it and 'tis sweet (as the kids say). The Neil tune is like his Trans album meets Secret Machines, and the Daft Punk cover is like a 4-track recording of the Everly Brothers produced by Robert Pollard. Nice V-Day present.