Moon Tooth share ‘Goodfellas’ inspired “Alpha Howl” music video

Posted by on April 14, 2022

Photo credit: Anthony Lopardo


Long Island metal outfit Moon Tooth are gearing up for their new album, Phototroph, out May 13th via Pure Noise Records. Today (14th), the group has shared a Goodfellas-inspired music video for the song “Alpha Howl.”


Vocalist John Carbone comments on the track:

“There’s nothing more precious in life than finding your true purpose. It’s a miracle in and of itself. Equally impacting is the misery of finding it and then being kept from it. When I’m home, sleeping in a comfy bed in my comfy apartment, I toss and turn furiously feeling in every sense of the word, restless. But touring all these years, sleeping on filthy hardwood floors in punk houses, wearing the same sweat-drenched show clothes from days ago, I sleep like a baby because my heart, mind and spirit are nourished. Of course it’s important to remember my privilege: I have an apartment, a bed, and I am grateful, but I have worked to put food on the table doing things I hate and having found true purpose, I think it’s reasonable to want to work my ass off at that for survival. ‘Alpha Howl’ is about emotionally, philosophically, and spiritually starving to death.”


Guitarist Nick Lee discusses the Tom Flynn-directed clip: 

“We had been working through a few more ‘serious’ video concepts for ‘Alpha Howl’ but once the ‘Goodfellas’ idea happened we just couldn’t stop laughing and knew it was the winner. We’re four Italian-Americans from Long Island so that movie is just essential and over the years we’ve fielded plenty of jokes around having a ‘Carbone’ and a ‘Romanelli’ in the band. I remember one interviewer making a joke about reading the names and thinking ‘what is this, the Long Island mafia?’ It’s obviously not meant to be tied to the lyrics or anything but it was incredibly fun to make and we hope people will get some laughs out of it!”


Watch the video below and pre-order the album here:



Tour dates:

04/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground

04/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats

04/19 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

04/21 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

04/23 Sacramento, CA @ Heart Health Park (SwanFest)

04/24 Portland, OR @ Mano Oculta

04/25 Seattle, WA @ Substation

05/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

05/22 Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium

05/23 Huntington, WV @ The Loud

05/24 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

05/27 Ridgewood, NY @ TV Eye

05/29 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall (album release show)


w/Dance Gavin Dance, Memphis May Fire, Volumes:

04/26 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

04/27 Boise, ID @ Revolution

04/29 Wichita, KS @ Cotillion

04/30 Omaha, NE @ The Admiral

05/01 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air

05/03 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s

05/04 Cleveland, OH @ Agora

05/06 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

05/07 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater

05/09 Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory

05/10 Albany, NY @ Empire Live

05/11 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

05/13 Richmond, VA @ The National

05/14 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

05/15 Columbia, SC @ The Senate

05/17 Ponte Verde, FL @ Concert Hall

05/18 Daytona Beach, FL @ Daytona International Speedway

05/19 Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Auditorium

05/20 Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnace





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