Moog Music Teams Up With Rolling Stone to Premiere New Video in Moog Sound Lab

Last week, Moog Music teamed up with Rolling Stone to premiere the latest video in the Moog Sound Lab Series. The Moog Sound Lab is an original content media channel produced by Moog Music.

The lab invites artists and bands to perform in the Moog Music factory, located in Asheville, North Carolina. In the lab are a ton of electronic instruments from Moog.

Artists and musicians have the opportunity to create unique interpretations of their own original material and recordings. In early 2013, the first Moog Sound Lab Series featured the talented artists Toro y Moi, Washed Out and Zola Jesus.

The Black Angels, a quintet based in Austin, are featured in the video release of "Don't Play With Guns". The group consists of Alex Maas on vocals, bass, organ and drone machine, Robert Mustachio on drums and percussion (standing in for band member Stephanie Bailey), Kyle Hunt on keyboards percussion, bass and guitar, Christian Bland on guitar, drone machine and organ, and Jake Garcia on guitar and bass.

The band stopped by to perform "Don't Play With Guns" at the Moog Sound Lab, the newest single off their 'Indigo Meadow' LP. This LP is the fourth studio album for the band, and the most profound collection of songs to date.

The Black Angels had a great experience in the Moog Sound Lab. Kyle Hunt of the band recently stated, "So glad we had the time to swing by the Moog Sound Lab to record with nothing but Moog synthesizers.

We doubled some bass lines in the studio with a vintage Moog Prodigy.

After playing though the Sub Phatty that day, I realized that I could pull off some of the doubled bass lines with my left hand while playing the organ parts on my right hand.

It was fun to strip away our "go-to" guitars, organs and fuzz pedals and see what can happen when you explore analog synthesis with modern stability and patching."

To view the video of The Black Angels at the Moog Sound Lab, visit Rolling Stone at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/black-angels-reinvent-dont-play-with-guns-on-moogs-premiere-20131219. Be sure to stay tuned for even more video releases from the Moog Sound Lab Series!