The Houston trifecta makes its major festival debut performing singles off their new EP “Desert Son,” available to the public on June 7
HOUSTON—Making their major festival debut, Houston indie-rock/jazz trio MOJI will release their newest EP “Desert Son” during their performance at Free Press Summer Festival on June 7th (www.fpsf.com). The band takes the Mars Stage at 12pm on Sunday June 7th with an expanded ensemble of seven members to perform their first two singles Ceasefire and Free as well as new and previously unheard tracks. Founded in 2014 and led by powerhouse front woman Moji Abiola, who has garnered attention from her international performances with legends Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard as well as an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the group has developed a unique and vibrant sound rooted in blues and jazz. The past year has seen MOJI perform at events and clubs throughout Houston, gaining recognition as one of the hottest new acts to follow in the city.
Recorded at the famous Sugarhill Studios with acclaimed recording engineer Josh Applebee, “Desert Son” features five tracks including the title “Desert Son,” as well as “Constellations,” “I.O.U.,” “Ceasefire,” and “Free,” showcasing the group’s tight-knit instrumentations, narrative power, vocal resonance and uniquely intricate rhythms and melodies. With David Garcia on drums and Troy Creagh on guitar, the trio’s genre-bending format expresses their musical influences in hip-hop, rock, soul, and samba, melding them with driving rhythms and twisting melodies.
MOJI’s performance at this year’s Free Press Summer Fest will see them opening up for national acts including Tove Lo, Flume, Major Lazer and Skrillex on the same stage. Additional shows continue through the summer at Houston Beer Fest on June 14, 2015 and at The Summit in Houston, TX for Big Heart Sound on June 20, 2015.
For more information, photos, and music: www.mojitheband.com
For a full EPK: www.mojitheband.com/band-1
Video for the single Cease Fire: https://vimeo.com/12050092
Cease Fire on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ceasefire/id962102409?i=962102410
Free on Great Day Houston: http://www.khou.com/media/cinematic/video/25576535/moji/
June 6 – June 7, 2015
Free Press Summer Fest
Eleanor Tinsley Park
June 14, 2015
Houston Beer Festival
June 20, 2015
Big Heart Sound