This will be Moon Taxi’s third Bonnaroo performance and if you haven’t seen these Nashville favorites you need to be at the Which Stage at 7:15 on Sunday (June 10).
The band has been together for over a decade and is venturing into more adventuresome territory than ever. Fearlessly melding rock with pop hooks, clever synths and roots touchstones gleaned from their home in Music City, Moon Taxi’s forthcoming fifth record and first for RCA will find the five-piece doing what they do best: coming together and fighting for music that triumphs above all.
“Two High,” the band’s newest single, has been taking Moon Taxi – Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer) – to new heights, topping over 60 million streams on Spotify and making heavy rotation on SiriusXM. Written in response to the push for peace, but not reacting to the politics, of the Women’s March this past January, it’s a song that encourages listeners to keep looking for a positive way forward – from their own internal battles, to the ones suffered by the world at large.
It’s perhaps due to Moon Taxi’s inspired, inclusive worldview when it comes to their music that they’ve been able to have songs featured as the soundtrack to multiple commercial and TV placements – from BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL to HBO Sports – but it’s their live performances that keep fans coming back. Touring for the better part of the decade, they’re the kind of band that inspires a loyal followin.
“If there’s one thing we want when people hear this record or see our shows,” says Terndrup, “it’s to leave elated.”