The year 2014 starts with a big bang for Moderat. “Last Time”, previously only available on the limited deluxe cd edition of the overwhelmingly successful sophomore Moderat album “II”, was always meant to be the third single release. The song celebrates it´s vinyl debut on this single, alongside an instrumental version, an alternate version as well as the only guest remix by Jon Hopkins, who will also support Moderat at their second Berlin show at Columbiahalle on February 27, 2014. “Last Time” is a perfect example of exquisite indie-pop from an album that you just can’t deny on many levels. Pre-order here.
A1 Last Time (Original Version)
B1 Last Time (Instrumental Version)
C1 Last Time (Alternate Version)
D1 Last Time (Jon Hopkins Remix)
CD 01 features the original album plus the new single “Last Time” in 3 versions. Additionally you´ll find a previously unreleased “Bad Kingdom” edit by Robag Wruhme. CD 02 features the entire original album in instrumental versions. As bonus tracks the disc contains the instrumental version of “Last Time”, the Jon Hopkins Remix and a previously unreleased instrumental version of Anstam´s Dustified Dance Edit of “Gita”.
The Bonus DVD features the 2 official videos for “Bad Kingdom” and “Last Time”, as well as the UNICEF video for “Gita” and a making of for the “Last Time” video. On the DVD you will also find the Moderat interview for Eastern Electrics Festival 2013 as well as the Slices interview from the beginning of 2010 that simply had to be included as one of the most special interviews in Moderat history.
On October 4 Monkeytown Records released ‘Gita’, the second single of Moderat ‘II’, backed with a remix by Anstam (preview available below). Compared to Moderat’s first single ‘Bad Kingdom‘, ‘Gita’ takes a much more introverted approach and reflects the gentle and melancholic but yet powerful side of the project. The following video is a collaborative effort with UNICEF, focusing on the ground breaking 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 this initiative. What you’ll see is a video directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori, two internationally recognized and award-winning Paraguayan filmmakers, that puts the spotlight on breaking the cycle of abuse, 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 domesteic 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, Sascha aka Moderat)
For more information on UNICEF’s ENDViolence Initiative please visit: http://uni.cf/endviolence