Just this week, MOSSOM, the local hard rock band singer-bassist David Moss formed three years ago, released The Making of Mahalo, a short film directed by Cleveland-based Rob Montague of Latemorning Films. Filmed on location at Somewhere Recording with producer Michael Seifert, the movie features behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the band's new single, a tune that sounds like a Tool number, albeit without vocals.
The band, which performs on June 21 at the Mentor Civic Amphitheater and on June 30 at the Waterloo Arts Fest, has made the song available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
"'Mahalo' is an instrumental anthem, born out of the waves of MOSSOM'S improvisational writing undertow,” says Moss in a press relase about the short film and the new single. “This fast-moving, high-energy rip curl of a single is already a crowd favorite at our live performances. A sky high totem, the song draws inspiration from surf rock icon Dick Dale, the playful instrumentals of prog heavyweights Rush and percussive influences of the Police. It's our thank you and call to arms – all in one tenacious track.”
Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]