Moon Tooth, who released their highly-praised album Phototroph (Pure Noise Records) in May of 2022, celebrate both guitar player Nick Lee’s recovery, and the one-year anniversary of the 11-song album, with a May 20 outing at The Brooklyn Monarch.
In late July, as the band was slated to play a New York date with Cave In, Nick began experiencing seizures, landing in a medically-induced coma and spending over a month in the hospital. Nick ultimately received the diagnosis of Limbic Encephalitis, his band members, and the music community as a whole, rallied around Nick as he underwent treatment, and thankfully, recovered from the surprise illness.
“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,” says Nick. “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!”
The band has also released a video for Grip on the Ridge, once again working with director Tom Flynn, which can be seen below.