[The following is from the official press release.]
Modern retro rockers Coral Moons, whom the Boston Herald anointed an ‘Indie Rock Band to Watch,’ and whose debut album (Fieldcrest) landed on The Boston Globe’s ‘Top Albums of 2021,’ have announced a spring/summer tour canvassing the Northeast with two major festival appearances.
Kicking off May 5 in Winooski, VT, the band will play some warm-up shows in preparation for their debut appearance at the 11th Boston Calling festival, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29) at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA. Notable acts for the 3-day fest include The Strokes, Run the Jewels, Japanese Breakfast, Black Pumas, Haim, Goose, Avril Lavigne, Glass Animals, Nine Inch Nails and a closing night set by Metallica. Coral Moons play the Tivoli Audio Orange Stage on Saturday, May 28, at 4:05pm EST.
In June, the group, which features vocalist/guitarist Carly Kraft, guitarist Justin Bartlett and bassist Manuel Camacho, will take part in 617 day, an annual show that renowned radio station WERS, 88.9FM, hosts each June 17. Presented in conjunction with Citizens and Live Nation, WERS, which has been broadcasting from Emerson College for nearly 75 years, will simulcast the action from Brighton Music Hall, featuring sets from Coral Moons, Mint Green and The Q-Tip Bandits. Tix are available now.
From there, the band makes a return engagement to the Levitate Music & Arts Festival, which they played for the first time last year. Talking place July 8-10 in Marshfield, MA, Coral Moons joins a lineup that includes Jack Johnson, Vulpeck, Stephen Marley, Dirty Heads, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Phil Lesh and Friends. Further fall dates to be announced soon.
With an acclaimed EP (2019’s Quarter Life Crisis) and 2021’s full-length, Fieldcrest, which Boston’s NPR affiliate WGBH dubbed “soul with a catchy hook, brilliant, unpretentiously poetic lyricism that conjures up poignancy with every listen,” Coral Moons is a play on words for colorful & textured shapes that make up their music.
“The name sparked from a backpacking trip Kraft did into the depths of the Grand Canyon where she spent a few days at a place called Mooney Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls she had ever seen. “My nickname throughout my life was always Coral, a variation of sorts of my first name, Carly. On my hike out of the Grand Canyon, I just kind of knew that the name had left me inspired and I put two and two together,” recalls Kraft.
With a string of nominations for the Boston Music Awards the past two years, “Video of the Year” (“Winnebago”) and “Alt/Indie Artist of the Year,” their moon beams are shining bright. Illuminating, beguiling, the airwaves piled high with a lush mix of rock, jazz, pop, soul and blues.
From “I Feel Alive” and “Other People” to “Fall in Love” and “Like We Used To,” Boston’s calling. A field of gold, a feeling to fill your soul. Time to catch the crest of the wave and levitate.
May 28 – Allston, MA – Boston Calling (Harvard Athletic Complex)
June 11 – Naples, NY – Hollerhorn
June 12 – Buffalo, NY – TBA
June 16 – West Stockbridge, MA – The Foundry
June 17 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (WERS 617 Day)
July 09 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music & Arts Fest
Aug 27 – Bristol, CT – Acousticool