Alicia Grodecki // Vocals, Rhodes, Synthesizer
Aaron Hardy // Bass, Samples, Synthesizer
Patrick Hague // Drums, Samples
After a year of extensive demoing and handcrafted sampling, the Cincinnati, Ohio dream-pop trio, Moira, has finally released their much anticipated debut EP, Asleep/Repeat/Awake. Having spent the last year dialing in and perfecting their sound, the layered soundscapes and rhythms that Moira has crafted on their debut release will instantly reveal to listeners their meticulous writing process.
Formerly of the nationally-touring synth pop band, Vanity Theft, lead vocalist and pianist, Alicia Grodecki, has honed in on her pop sensibilities while taking them to a new realm of haunting melodies and ethereal Rhodes
compositions. Backed by an unrivaled rhythm section consisting of Aaron Hardy and Patrick Hague, Moira’s blend of modern electronic and old-school analog instruments gives Asleep/Repeat/Awake a sound that is eerily familiar, yet wholly unique.
Their first single, “Midwestern Waste,” is a perfect example of their hybrid methods. Opening with hypnotic piano over top of calculated samples, this track organically builds into a whirlwind of quick witted drums and subtle refrain that encapsulates the EP in its entirety.
On their debut release, Moira has seamlessly forged a modest collection of songs with the ingenuity of a band that has been writing densely layered music for well over a year. For those seeking infectious pop that has been laced with a dose of wistful despair, Asleep/Repeat/Awake is not to be missed.
Asleep/Repeat/Awake is available via all major music outlets and has nationally gained positive attention since it's release in the fall of 2015. Since then, Moira has been touring full with a live show that confirms this is one band to watch out for.