Lank and I had the pleasure of sitting down with the guys at Mose Giganticus and thier photographer/director. We talked about the evolution of this band and how it worked its way down to a duo. This was also Lanks last Podcast.
Mose Giganticus is an evolving body of music, art, and technology led by Matt Garfield. Since 2007, Garfield has performed hundreds of live shows as Mose Giganticus across North America and Europe, backed by a revolving cast of touring musicians up to 30 members deep. Mose Giganticus achieved notoriety with the release of Gift Horse on Relapse Records in 2010, following an extensive U.S./Canadian tour fueled by recycled waste vegetable oil for Garfield's custom-built tour bus. Through the years, Mose Giganticus has performed with such varied artists as Russian Circles, Screaming Females, Corrosion of Conformity, The Emotron, Tim Fite, Math the Band, Tub Ring, and Black Tusk.
Though the touring line-up has shuffled, Joe Smiley has been a consistent contributor to Mose Giganticus from the start- both in the studio and on the stage. Smiley's talents have been featured on every recording as guitarist, recording engineer, or both.
As a multi-instrumentalist duo, Garfield and Smiley layer their live performances with custom interactive electronics and lighting to build a cohesive show designed to seem beyond their capacity.