“I feel like we’re all trying to outdrink each other,” said the Mosers’ Mikey Pellegrino as he reminisced on their tour with Young Rising Sons. “Nine bloody marys is too many bloody marys,” he informed me. His bandmates agreed with a knowing laugh.
The Mosers, who prefer Bullet, Templeton Rye, and “Jack, if necessary,” like to drink. But amidst their cautionary tales – like the dangers of drinking 9 bloody marys while driving through the Mojave desert – there’s an intense focus on their music and production. And whether they’re playing something from their addictive new album, Ticonderoga, or, as they put it, “digging through our graveyard of old songs,” that focus is absolutely sober.
“We recorded it ourselves. We all worked on it. We all did it together,” they said of Ticonderoga. “As much as we can, we want to keep doing that. We love the way it came out.”
So did the crowd. As the Mosers demolished Brooklyn Bowl with slick riffs and deep, gritty vocals, there wasn’t a body that wasn’t thrashing to the beat. And while the memorable “Jeepers Creepers” contrasted champagne on Sundays with a whiskey binge, there was, as always, a deeper battle underneath it all.
“Basically I know that I’m gonna fight for everything I believe in in the studio,” said guitarist Dave Ryan. With such a badass sound in the studio and on the stage, we’re dying to see them keep fighting.
Article: Olivia Isenhart
Photos: Shayne Hanley