Moon Tooth has announced they will return to the stage on May 20th at the Brooklyn Monarch in Brooklyn, NY. The show will marke the first show since guitarist Nick Lee‘s fight with Limbic Encephalitis, which is a condition known to cause seizures, short-term memory loss and other psychiatric-related issues. He has since gone through treatment and has recovered.
Lee offered the following comments:
“The way myself and the rest of Moon Tooth see this situation is we could hide from the mystery brain disease for another six months, a year, six years; or we could face it directly this Spring and do what we do best, which is play a killer live show alongside some of our best friends.
We’ve been working our asses off to get back to tip top shape and I have been fortunate enough to have the most incredible support base a person could hope for in blood, family, and health, so let’s hang May 20th and truly make up for some lost time!”
To correspond with the news, the band released a video for their song “Grip On The Ridge“, which is below. John Carbone, the band’s vocalist, offered the following:
“Conceptually, ‘Grip on the Ridge‘ deals with something that will undoubtedly be revisited in future recordings of ours. While writing this record, my family was dealing with the sudden and unexpected passing of my Uncle. With my family being as tight-knit as we are, personally experiencing that and especially watching my cousins endure it after having already lost their Mother ten years prior was more terrible than I can convey. The song reflects not only a person having to face that horror, but also the monumental question of ‘Where do we go from here?’ It reflects the desperate grasp for the will TO go on.”