Moon Taxi began work on their latest album, Mountains Beaches Cities, in a similar way they started their second, Cabaret. It was a gradual process, built with a handful of raw demos and some ideas tossed around, but it soon became evident that this album would tell the story of a far more personal journey, reflecting the experiences of each band member and how it helped them evolve collectively.
They had done quite a bit of touring in support of Cabaret, playing major music festivals and opening for big acts. As one could imagine, it was roller coaster existence with plenty of ups and downs, but it all fueled their inspiration. The common thread throughout Mountains Beaches Cities is the driven feeling of a never-ending search, exploring new places, moving forward despite an uncertainty of what lies ahead.
All the hard work has been paying off – including a recent performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Their current tour includes a stop in Austin for a show tonight at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Austin-based band Quiet Company will start the evening off right. Doors open at 8 p.m.