The Moth & The Flame are thrilled to share the music video for their single “The New Great Depression”, from the forthcoming album Ruthless, out February 1st via Robot Farming/Thirty Tigers. “For the video,” says the band, “we wanted to find a way to personify various inner struggles that we carry with us every day – the hidden parts of ourselves that can bring us both weakness and strength throughout our lives. Director Will Kindrick is a visionary – he started from that simple idea and turned it into something more beautiful and moving than we could have imagined.” Fitting with the themes on their new album and single, The Moth & The Flame are honored to be performing at Hi, How Are You Day on January 22nd alongside The Flaming Lips, Doug Martsch, and Yo La Tengo, a benefit to support the Hi, How Are You Day Project to end the stigma around mental health conversations.
Produced by Grammy award winner Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Middle Kids) and Grammy nominated Producer Nate Pyfer (Kaskade), Ruthless follows the Los Angeles by way of Provo, UT band’s 2016 release Young & Unafraid, of which NPR Music wrote that in “channeling a pop sound, the group shows its resilience” while maintaining “a wonderful moodiness to the music that always lands right in the sweet spot.”
Hailed by The Guardian for achieving “moments of transcendence and transplendence,” The Moth & The Flame was poised for the next level, earning acclaim and a swiftly increasing audience with their distinctive approach towards skyscraping, emotive alternative rock. But when a friend’s life was in danger, the Provo, UT-by-way-of-Los Angeles-based band put everything to one side and helped resolve a potential tragedy. Now, with their long-awaited new LP, Ruthless, The Moth & The Flame deliver on their promise with a song cycle that casts a sonic light on depression and anxiety with their own distinctive, defiantly humanist sound.