Music from the Moog

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SPIN Staff

Sure, they share their name with a synthesizer, but the Moog are making sonic waves in their own right. The Budapest quintet is the first Hungarian rock band to land on an American label, and MuSick Recordings will begin selling their upcoming debut, Sold for Tomorrow, April 10. The album boasts rough-around-the-edges garage pop tunes, and that album's "Everybody Wants" is a particularly catchy three-chord gem. "It's about friends, friends' friends, girlfriends, girlfriends' friends and how sometimes I hate them," vocalist/keyboardist Tonyo Szabo told SPIN.com.

If that sounds like an ambitious amount of subject matter to tackle in one song, consider the fact they first recorded the song with everything from synths to organs to other instrumental whatsis. "We tried to make the chorus big [but] in the end it came out sounding a bit ridiculous, so we ended up going back to the basics," Szabo said.

Now Hear This:
The Moog - "Everybody Wants" STREAMING MP3

Talk: Are you mooning over the Moog?

On the Web:
The Moog at myspace.com

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