October 8th, 2013
New York, NY
MODERAT’S NEW SINGLE “GITA” OUT TODAY
“GITA” VIDEO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNICEF’S #ENDVIOLENCE CAMPAIGN
“genuinely beautiful, atmospheric record”
–UNDER THE RADAR
"Moderat's II…blends the best of two giants in electronic music into something both brawny and graceful."
“lush and introspective, but still heavy-hitting”
“II is their best, most assured work to date”
Today, Mute and Monkeytown Records are honored to share the video for Moderat’s new single “Gita” off their critically acclaimed record, II. Compared to Moderat's first single “Bad Kingdom,” the second single “Gita” takes a much more introverted approach and reflects the gentle and melancholic but yet powerful side of the project.
The video for “Gita” has been a collaborative effort with UNICEF, focusing on the groundbreaking #ENDViolence initiative, a global movement to raise awareness and spark action to combat violence against children by ‘making the invisible, visible.’ When UNICEF approached the Monkeytown HQ and Moderat regarding a possible support, the band did not hesitate and immediately agreed to contribute to such a worthy cause.
What you will see here is a video directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori, two internationally recognized and award-winning Paraguayan filmmakers. The video shines a spotlight on the effort to break the cycle of abuse by telling a story of domestic violence through the eyes of a child experiencing it in his own home. With the help of caring adults, the boy finds the courage to speak out, and in doing so, puts an end to the violence and helps his family to heal.
“When UNICEF asked us if they could use “Gita” for a video for their campaign against domestic violence, we agreed immediately. Working together with UNICEF means being part of something for the greater good. We are very happy to be involved and hope that we can help to make a change.”
–Gernot, Sebastian and Sascha: Moderat
For more information on UNICEF’s #ENDViolence Initiative please visit: http://uni.cf/endviolence
Tracklisting for “Gita”
2. Gita (Anstam’s Dustified Dance Edit)
3. Gita (Instrumental)
Moderat have also released a Traktor Remix Pack, containing the 4 main club tracks from II as individual Traktor remix sets. Available for 8 weeks only at Beatport.
Berlin based electronic music trio, Moderat released their critically acclaimed and dynamic sophomore LP, II via Mute this summer. Comprised of Sascha Ring (Apparat), Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary (Modeselektor), Moderat will be touring Europe this winter throughout January and February. For a complete list of tour dates visit their website here.
MODERAT II TOUR DATES 2014
1/26/14–München (DE), Kesselhaus
1/27/14–Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso / SOLD OUT
1/28/14—Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso-SECOND SHOW ADDED
1/30/13–Köln (DE), Live Music Hall
1/31/14–Wiesbaden (DE), Schlachthof
2/1/14–Erfurt (DE), Stadtgarten
2/2/14–Warsaw (PL), Basen
2/8/14–Edinburgh (GB), Picture House
2/9/14–Dublin (IE), Button Factory
2/11/14–London (GB), Koko / SOLD OUT
2/12/14—London (GB), Koko—SECOND SHOW ADDED
2/14/14–Aarhus (DK), Train
2/15/14–Copenhagen (DK), Studie 1
2/17/14–Paris (FR), Trianon / SOLD OUT
2/18/14–Paris (FR), Trianon / SECOND SHOW ADDED
2/19/14–Fribourg (CH), Fri-Son
2/20/14–Zürich (CH), Komplex457
2/21/14–Lyon (FR), Le Transbordeur
2/22/14–Milan (IT), Magazzini Generali & Dude Club
2/23/14–Stuttgart (DE), LKA
2/24/14–Vienna (AT), Arena
2/25/14–Berlin (DE), Columbiahalle / SOLD OUT
2/27/14–Berlin (DE), Columbiahalle / SECOND SHOW ADDED
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