MOIRA is Aaron Hardy, Alicia Grodecki, and Patrick Hague, if you list them alphabetically by first name. These are three musicians whose relative youth belies their experience. Punk, metal, pop, extensive touring... these are the things you'll find as you look into their past. All of that experience combines to produce art that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Inventive rhythms from Patrick behind the drum kit, including the occasional drum pad being triggered. Thick synth and sturdy bass lines from Aaron, on the audience's right. More synth, Rhodes, and vocals that oscillate between delicate and strong from Alicia, over there on the left. Songs that are carefully constructed and given time and space to develop, to breathe, to surround you.
MOIRA is one of my favorite artists around these parts right now, and the only thing I would ask of them is to get us more records. Please.
Their first EP, Asleep/Repeat/Awake, came out in 2015. They have a brand new release that just came out a couple of weeks ago.
You can catch them playing shows around Dayton, and also around the Midwest. If you haven't gotten a chance to see them yet, and wonder what they are like live, well, I recommend their excellent performance at the Paste Magazine studios in New York. Watch it here.