The lore of Viking Moses is a story that has transcended the music industry far and wide. Brendon Massei’s nomadic outsider lifestyle has become the stuff of legend, as well as the topic of documentary Werewolves Across America.
Massei’s deeply emotive delivery, coupled with a lyricism that both challenges and moves the listener, has been a beacon of inspiration for a plethora of artists around the world. Those who’ve been brought from the living room to the world stage by touring or working with Viking Moses range from Scout Niblett (Secretly Canadian / Drag City), Deer Tick (Partisan Records) and Spenking (Marriage Records / Drag City), to Jana Hunter (Ribbon Music / Domino), George Thomas of Insect Heroes (Lost Map / Fence Records) and Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors).
With Viking Moses about to embark on a UK tour supporting James Yorkston, the band will release a video for the track, Let This Trouble Pass. Taken from album ‘Cruel Child’, Let This Trouble Pass is a dialogue between ageing, childless partners. One is in a panic, the other seems willing to accommodate. Each may want the same outcome, but likely for different reasons. Poignant and profoundly reflective, Let This Trouble Pass captures Viking Moses’ idiosyncratic view of the world; occasionally confrontational but always but always striving to find a place for love and humanity within a precarious emotional framework.
Viking Moses will tour the UK in December supporting James Yorkston. You can catch the band at the following venues: