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The Black Moods Premiere Video for Single BAD NEWS on Pure Grain Audio


The Black Moods Premiere Video for Single BAD NEWS on Pure Grain Audio

Tempe, Arizona's The Black Moods have released the video for their single titled "Bad News" to all digital outlets. The band released their live footage video for the single today on

The video can be seen here!

"After releasing "Bad News", we felt we should do an alternative radio mix that has a bit more energy and pushes a little bit harder. A stalker song you could fight or F@ck too. The first edit of "Bad News" we mixed a little more "garage rock-esque". When we decided to go to radio with it, we wanted it to be a little more punchy and aggressive, which I think we pulled off." says Josh Kennedy.

He adds, "We put out the video for "Bad News" with live footage from some of our past and current shows and from our 2019 NYE show in Tempe AZ. That being the bands home town, we wanted to show not only how much fun we have, but just how great our fans are. I think the energy from the night shows in it and that a good time was had by all."

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Born in the Arizona desert and reared on stages across North America, the band delivers a modern update of a timeless sound, breathing fresh life into a familiar mix of electric guitars, anthemic hooks, and percussive stomp. The Black Moods' three members - frontman/guitarist Josh Kennedy, drummer Daniel "Chico" Diaz and bassist Jordan Hoffman - aren't looking to reinvent the wheel. Instead, they're piling into a vehicle that's existed for decades, souping up the engine to suit their contemporary needs, and steering those wheels toward their own rock & roll horizon.

The band was inspired by local heroes like the Gin Blossoms and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers - both of whom have become champions of The Black Moods, often tapping the group as a high-profile opening act - The Black Moods began building their audience the old-school way: by hitting the road. They toured heavily, promoting albums like their 2012 self-titled debut and 2016's Medicine with gigs across the country. By the time "Bella Donna" hit the radio airwaves during the summer of 2018, The Black Moods' fanbase had grown exponentially. The song became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, paving the way for the band's biggest shows to date.

Modern-day torchbearers of ageless rock & roll, The Black Moods aren't shy about nodding to their influences. "Bella Donna" was partially inspired by the Doors'slinky strut, while the climatic chorus of "Bad News" points to alt-rock mainstays like the Foo Fighters. With one boot planted in the same ground as their influences and the other pointed toward unexplored territory, The Black Moods blaze their own path while still paying tribute to those who came before them.

Both "Bella Donna" and "Bad News" were recorded with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny Karkazis, who flew to Phoenix and set up a makeshift studio in the band's own rehearsal space. There, in the same practice facility once shared by hometown heroes like the Refreshments, the band funneled the spirit and swagger of their live show into their most dynamic recordings to date. That live show - which The Black Moods sharpened with cross-country tours alongside the Doors' Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane's Addiction, Eve 6, Cracker, and numerous other headliners - has always been one of the band's strongest selling points. Now, thanks to singles like "Bella Donna" (which also lends its name to the first wine in The Black Moods' wine series), The Black Moods' fury and fire onstage is matched by their electricity on record.

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The Black Moods Tour Dates:

3/4/2019 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Verda, FL
3/7/2019 Scoot Inn Austin, TX
3/9/2019 House Of Blues Houston, TX
3/16/2019 Rockbar Scottsdale, AZ
4/15/2019 The Bomb Factory Dallas, TX
4/17/2019 The Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX
4/19/2019 IP Casino Resort Spa Biloxi, MS
4/20/2019 State Bank Ampitheatre Atlanta, GA
4/22/2019 Hard Rock Café Orlando, FL
4/23/2019 Ruth Eckherd Hall Clearwater, FL
4/25/2019 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL
4/26/2019 Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne, FL
4/28/2019 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC
4/29/2019 Rose Music Center at The Heights Huber Heights, OH
5/1/2019 The National Richmond, VA
5/5/2019 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
5/7/2019 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
5/8/2019 The Paramount Huntington, NY
5/10/2019 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton, NH
5/14/2019 Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA
7/20/ 2019 OskKosh, WI - RockUSA

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