Moon Tooth is gearing up to drop their new acoustic EP, Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections tomorrow (31) and have dropped a brand new video for “Six of Swords.” The EP consists of 4 songs from Crux reworked into acoustic renditions and 1 brand new song, “Six of Swords.” Vocalist John Carbone spoke with BrooklynVegan and talked about the EP:
“The EP was a good chance for us to show our versatility. We love playing heavy rock n roll but as artists, our goal is always to explore without limits. ‘Six of Swords’ speaks to the stage of grief when a person must choose to heal. Suffering is necessary and beneficial, but a time comes when one has to leave old wounds behind. It’s something that can be just as difficult as the initial trauma itself.”
Guitarist Nick Lee added,
“I originally thought this acoustic EP was just going to be an fun, easy experiment but it ended up being a much more gratifying experience and consuming challenge to find the best way to translate these songs to an acoustic guitar. I think that it highlights the strengths of the songs from Crux in a new light and the new song ‘Six of Swords’ is a complete departure from anything we have released before. It is minimalist, patient, and musing whereas everything we have released thus far is immediate and intense. We are stoked to stretch out and show what else we can do with ‘Six of Swords.'”
Watch “Six of Swords” below and pre-order Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections here!