They’ve worked hard gigging up and down the east coast of the US for the past few years and now Red Matter have dropped their genre-bending debut single and music video, titled “Light of the Moon”. They are gearing up to release their debut full-length studio album, very soon, and if this track is anything to go by, the album is set to make an impact.
Red Matter are a seven-piece jam band consisting of Paul Dunay, Doug Knight, Geoff Schneider, Milo Barer, Ric Lubell, Aaron Hagele, and JP Geoghegan. They were formerly known as Terrapin and have performed nearly over 250 shows across the east coast, from Virginia to Vermont. They are known for getting the crowd going at shows with their genre-bending atmospheric vibe adding unique twists to hit tracks that they cover, as well as adding in original tracks, such as their debut single “Light of the Moon”. Their clear performance experience continues to showcase the band in a bright positive light as they continue to build their fanbase, and their joyful jamming is sure to attract followers.
Watch the official music video to “Light of the Moon” by Red Matter here:
Written by Geoff Schneider and John Patrick Geoghegan, whilst it was produced by Vic Steffens, Geoff Schneider, and Michael Caplan, “Light of the Moon” is a groovy rock’n’roll jam-style song that has various genre vibes going for it including blues, jazz, psychedelic rock, and Americana. Geoff Schneider initially takes lead vocals with Milo Barer also taking the reins later on in the song, with both vocalists shining with gorgeous harmonies during the chorus. Rhythmically groovy throughout, Red Matter effortlessly showcases their gig experience with the lively melody of the track. Lyrically, the song is full of positivity of living life to the fullest under the light of the moon, the uplifting and encouraging lyrics wrap around the joyful tune of the track, creating a pleasing atmosphere. The band also impresses with the tuneful mid-track instrumental that allows all the band members to showcase their skills, and in doing so, the band make sure the listeners remember the track.
Alongside the release of their debut single, Red Matter have also dropped an accompanying music video, which has been directed by Edwin Escobar. The opening scene sees the band pile into a car, ready to go on a road trip – linking perfectly with the lyrics. We also see Geoff Schneider and Milo Barer performing the track in a dark room which spotlights them, while we also watch the band jamming to the song in a lounge with various instruments around, as well as bottles. Intercut throughout are clips of the band in the car, switching places, as well as people in the street riding a bicycle, a skateboard, and rollerskates.
Stream the band’s debut single on Spotify here:
“Light of the Moon”, by Red Matter, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms, via Mighty Quinn Records.