Hailed for pioneering post-punk, indie-dance music – a sound often reflected by today’s contemporaries, Los Angeles’ Moving Units, now ten years into their career, are set to release a new EP, Tension War. Tension War references the existential personal struggles we experience when we attempt to harmonize the dualities in everyday life. From the push and pull that ensues during an unspoken attraction, to the dynamic of living in Los Angeles - a city of symbolism and paraphernalia of glamour, versus the desperation and disillusionment of the people who aspire to such entrapments…tension is everywhere.
Well-known for exciting live shows, Moving Units combine reckless abandon, raw primal energy, and underlying sexuality. They strive to engage and connect with their avid fans and have even been known to share tequila and cookies with them during their sets.
Valuing such strong relationships, Moving Units chose to self-release the new EP in conjunction with their management firm, Post Modern. This gives them the freedom and flexibility they desire to exploit their evolving talent, without being confined to the traditional label structure.
The highly anticipated Tension War is Moving Unit’s first release since 2007’s Hexes for Exes, which followed 2004’s acclaimed debut LP, Dangerous Dreams. Tension War will be, appropriately, released on Valentine’s Day, 2011.
Background: From the then stale LA music scene, Moving Units burst on the scene in 2001. Formed by Blake Miller, Chris Hathwell, and Johan Boegli, the band quickly created a buzz with its high energy shows and post punk EP.
Their debut album Dangerous Dreams was released in 2004.
Continuing their grass-roots path, the band continued to tour, and released their second full length, Hexes for Exes in 2007.