Ten years ago in the woodsy city of Everett, Washington, five friends banded together to form The Moondoggies, a beloved Northwest Americana band whose 2008 debut full-length Don’t Be A Stranger was one of the first releases in Hardly Art’s history. On October 7th, the record will finally be made available on vinyl for the first time. The double LP will also include five b-sides from The Moondoggies’ early days, including the raw, rollicking “Oh Now Honey,” which you can stream below.
Pre-orders for the vinyl edition and digital edition (incl. bonus tracks) of Don’t Be A Stranger are available now.
Everett is a small city in northern Washington state, perhaps best known as the birthplace of Kenny Loggins, Carol Kaye, and, as of 2006, The Moondoggies. The Moondoggies are a four-piece band that plays timeless American music. The Moondoggies’ inaugural full-length release, Don’t Be a Stranger, was first released in 2008 and contains shades of gospel, blues, rock, and country.
As of 2016, The Moondoggies as a band will have existed for a full decade. To commemorate, Hardly Art will issue Don’t Be a Stranger on vinyl for the very first time. In addition to the original album, five previously unreleased bonus tracks have been tacked onto the release, all recorded during the same Don’t Be a Stranger sessions with producer Erik Blood in Seattle.
The Moondoggies are pleased to re-present this album and its new-old songs to you, dear listener, in lieu of new material that has been brewing since 2013.
09.23.16 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *
09.24.16 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern ^
10.01.16 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios $
10.27.16 – Boise, ID – The Olympic %
10.28.16 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
* – 10th Anniversary Show w/ Lonely Mountain Lovers, Pampa
^ – 10th Anniversary Show w/ The Jackalope Saints, Great Spiders
$ – w/ The Banditos, Jackalope Saints
% – w/ Evening Bell