Melbourne’s fierce post-punk and grunge trio Moody Beaches have unveiled their new record Acid Ocean, out now via Poison City Records / Beast Records (France).

Recorded by Andrew Hehir at Soundpark and mixed by Sam Lowe, Acid Ocean is a potent 10-track serve of harmony-driven and brooding, fuzzed-out anthems, with cutting lyrical themes touching on social and economic injustices, invisibility as we age, and the numbing from modern life. Simultaneously, the album leans into joy, celebrating the strange delights of everyday life, and finding simple pleasures in imperfect moments.

Moody Beaches have already shared three singles from Acid Ocean – the thunderous album icebreaker Crowded World, the inherently introspective portrait of self-doubt and criticism, Counting Reasons, and the subdued slow burner, Golden Days. To celebrate the new release, Moody Beaches are embarking on a national tour across May and June before jetting over to Europe in July for a string of shows, and have enlisted a suite of stand-out special guests for the tour, including The Dacios, Porpoise Spit, Second Idol, The Belair Lip Bombs, K5 and plenty more.

Moody Beaches’ Acid Ocean National Tour started on 28 April at The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine. Their following stops included Wollongong on 12 May, Union Hotel in Sydney on 13 May, and they will be at The Nightcat in Melbourne on 20 May, Trash Cult in Bendigo on 27 May, Vinnies Dive Bar in Gold Coast on 9 June, Bearded Lady in Brisbane on 10 June, Sonic Sherpa in Brisbane on 11 June, and the Binic Festival in France from 28-30 June.

Stream Acid Ocean here.

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