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On October 4th Monkeytown Records released ‘Gita’, the second single of Moderat ‘II’.
Compared to Moderat’s first single ‘Bad Kingdom’, the second single ‘Gita’ takes a much more
introverted approach and reflects the gentle and melancholic but yet powerful side of the project.

http://www.monkeytownrecords.com/releases/view/99/moderat/monkeytown037-gita

QUOTES

XLR8R
: ‘a lush and instrospective, but still heavy-hitting tune.’

Pitchfork
: ‘Their sonic sensibilities have grown more refined and compelling…and the world has just about caught up to them.’

Resident Advisor: ‘It’s a record of real emotional gravitas, where beautifully crafted songs and moments of cutting-edge pop emerge naturally from the trio’s default grimy techno.’

INTERVIEW Magazine
: ‘Moderat II, presents a more refined sound that expresses the band members’ individual influences with warmth and space.’

Electronic Beats:
‘II is their best, most assured work to date and looks set to mark them out as a force as powerful as their respective parts.’

Exclaim!:
‘On II, Moderat have created an evolving piece of art that manages to both reference and reinvent their respective musical blueprints.’

Under The Radar:
‘II is the perfect 21st-century escape from so much banal guitar music.” “8.5/100” “genuinely beautiful, atmospheric record.’


PURCHASE

‘Gita’ Vinyl @ Monkeytown Records

http://www.monkeytownrecords.com/products/view/226/moderat-gita-limited-10-vinyl

Gita’ @ iTunes & Amazon

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/gita-single/id704629463

https://itunes.apple.com/album/gita-single/id704629463
(WW -US –CA)

Amazon:
DE:
http://www.amazon.de/Gita/dp/B00FA1UWY8/
UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gita/dp/B00FA4VPXW/
FR:
http://www.amazon.fr/Gita/dp/B00FA26CMS/

GITA’ x UNICEF VIDEO
This video is a collaborative effort with UNICEF, focusing on the ground breaking #ENDViolence initiative,
a global movement to raise awareness and spark action to combat violence against children by ‘making the invisible, visible.’
When UNICEF approached the Monkeytown HQ and Moderat regarding a possible support, the band did not hesitate
and immediately agreed to contribute to this initiative.

What you’ll see is a video directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori, two internationally recognized and award-winning Paraguayan filmmakers,
that puts the spotlight on breaking the cycle of abuse, telling a story of domestic violence through the eyes of a child experiencing it in his own home.
With the help of caring adults, the boy finds the courage to speak out, and in doing so, puts an end to the violence and helps his family to heal.

Link Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rS6ffHrJwQ

‘When UNICEF asked us if they could use ‘Gita’ for a video for their campaign against domesteic violence, we agreed immediately.
Working together with UNICEF means being part of something for the greater good.
We are very happy to be involved and hope that we can help to make a change.’
(
Gernot, Sebastian, Sascha aka Moderat)

For more information on UNICEF’s #ENDViolence Initiative please visit: http://uni.cf/endviolence


MODERAT IN CONCERT

MODERAT ‘II’ TOUR DATES 2014 – UPDATE

26.01.2014 München (DE), Kesselhaus
27.01.2014 Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso / SOLD OUT
30.01.2014 Köln (DE), Live Music Hall
31.01.2014 Wiesbaden (DE), Schlachthof
01.02.2014 Erfurt (DE), Stadtgarten
02.02.2014 Warsaw (PL), Basen
08.02.2014 Edinburgh (G, Picture House
09.02.2014 Dublin (IE), Button Factory
11.02.2014 London (G, Koko / SOLD OUT
14.02.2014 Aarhus (DK), Train
15.02.2014 Copenhagen (DK), Studie 1
17.02.2014 Paris (FR), Trianon / SOLD OUT
19.02.2014 Fribourg (CH), Fri-Son
20.02.2014 Zürich (CH), Komplex457
21.02.2014 Lyon (FR), Le Transbordeur
22.02.2014 Milan (IT), Magazzini Generali & Dude Club
23.02.2014 Stuttgart (DE), LKA
24.02.2014 Vienna (AT), Arena
25.02.2014 Berlin (DE), Columbiahalle / SOLD OUT

…to be continued.

MODERAT HAVE ADDED EXTRA AMSTERDAM, LONDON, PARIS AND BERLIN DATES TO THEIR 2014 TOUR AFTER TICKETS WERE SOLD OUT

28.01.2014 Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso
12.02.2014 London (G, Koko
18.02.2014 Paris (FR), Trianon
27.02.2014 Berlin (DE), Columbiahalle

For further information visit: http://moderat.fm/tour-dates-2014/

Tickets for the concerts in Germany available at Monkeytown Records: http://www.monkeytownrecords.com/products/index/tickets

This Traktor Remix Pack contains the 4 main club tracks of the album (“Versions”, “Milk”, “Therapy”, “This Time”) all as individual Traktor Remix Sets.
As a digital DJ using Traktor you can now perform your very own version of these Moderat songs at your next gig.

*Moderat ‘II’ Traktor Remix Set*
*Release Date: September 30, 2013*
* Partnering Store: Beatport ( 8 weeks exclusive| bundle only)*

Available here: http://www.beatport.com/release/ii-traktor-remix-sets/1162146

MERCH

The following products are available at our webshop www.monkeytownrecords.com/products.

This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.

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