The Ex-Optimists Announce Drowned In Moonlight  Out September 28th on Shifting Sounds Records

September 2, 2018

Kylie Kinsolving


The Ex-Optimists Announce Drowned In Moonlight 
Out September 28th on Shifting Sounds Records

Premiere Single “The Joe Jackson Self-Destruct” via New Noise Magazine


The Ex-Optimists have just announced their new record Drowned In Moonlight, set to be released on September 28th via Shifting Sounds Records. The band is now premiering the first single for the record “The Joe Jackson Self-Destruct” via New Noise Magazine. A quote from singer . Pre-orders for Drowned In Moonlight are available now via Shifting In Sound.

Bryan, TX rock band The Ex-Optimists has been playing pop songs too loud with guitars cranked up to get over the hulk-fisted drummer struggling to drown out the singer since 2008.  Discography includes four full length albums, three EP’s, two singles, and two split singles.  The most recent release LP, Drowned In Moonlight, is due September 2018 on Shifting Sounds Records out of Austin.  The album was mixed and mastered by Kevin Butler (Blue October, Quiet Company, Honeyrude, Magnet School).

The Ex-Optimists consists of Katie Keller, Kelly Minnis, Michael Scarborough, and Colin Witucki.  The band describes its sound as “college radio 1992”, with elements of classic indie rock, shoegaze, dream pop, and grunge.  The songs combine pop smarts with dynamic heavy late ‘80s / early ‘90s alternative rock.  Critics have compared the band to Husker Du, Ride, Swervedriver, The Posies, Superchunk, Sebadoh, and Dinosaur Jr.

Drowned In Moonlight Tracklisting:
1. Nights and Days of Rain
2. My New Normal
3. The Joe Jackson Self-Destruct
4. Make It Through The Night
5. 42 & Blustery
6. I Drowned In Moonlight
7. Swept Away

Tour Dates:

9/21-  KBTX New Music Friday – Bryan, TX
9/22 – Curious Collectibles – College Station, TX (afternoon in-store)
9/22 – Revolution – Bryan, TX (record release)
9/28 – Hole In the Wall – Austin, TX (record release)
10/6 – Spruce Goose – Houston, TX (record release)


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