Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters

Surrounded by an ever-changing cast of musicians that make up The Whispering Drifters, it is apparent that Damon Moon is not afraid of change. This shows up in his songwriting just as much as it has in his touring lineups in the past 3+ years.

The whole thing began as a recording project when Damon Moon left another Atlanta band, and didn’t know where to put his energy. He started writing a few songs and recording at a close friend’s home studio. It wasn’t until a few months later, and 5 or 6 songs in, that it became apparent that a full length record was in the works, unintentionally, until then.

Moon spent several more months writing and recording what would become “Meridian Road”, Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters first full length record. Once the record was nearing completion, Moon recruited several close friends from other area bands to form The Whispering Drifters.

After a stint of local shows, and with the record still not released, Moon decided to record a quick EP to release in a limited quantity, to help maintain interest among local followers. That EP was titled “BURLAP”, and consisted of 8 acoustic tracks recorded on Christmas Eve, in 2009, in a bathroom.

“Meridian Road” was released in March of 2010, and since then, Moon has gone through extensive over-hauls in his touring lineups, and released two more EPs (The Holy Noise EP, and Snowed In Sessions, which was comprised of 4 cover tunes, recorded in the Snowy December of 2010).

Most of Moon’s songs up until this point have shared rather dark themes, and seemingly have been about a feeling of restlessness, maybe the finding of a home, or at least the pursuit of one.

Now, 6 US tours later, with the release of 3 EPs, one full length, and another on the horizon, it appears Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters has found their home, on the road, spreading their brand of noisy and experimental Americana, one city and one show at a time. The band’s 2nd LP will be released in 2012 on Adair Park Recordings.


Genre
Texture

Members
Damon Moon – Vocals/Guitar
Jacob Smith – Lap Steel
Chris Cooke – Guitar
Adam Laidlaw – Bass
Jonathan Sanders – Drums

Whispering Drifters Alumni
Jonathan Sanders – Guitar
Kyle Heard – Guitar
Daniel Moll – Drums
Dru Edmonson – Drums
Chris Thiessen – Organ
Penny Croft – Keys/Vocals
Jake Suarez – Guitar
Shawn Jacoby – Drums
Charlie Bennett – Bass/Keys
Marlon Rhine – Drums

Hometown
Hills of GA

Record Label
Adair Park Recordings

Current Location
ATL, GA

On the web:
Website: http://www.lungsdirtanddreams.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DMATWD
Bandcamp: http://dmatwd.bandcamp.com
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dmatwd

http://twitter.com/DMATWD

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