Called Share, the record’s a trans-Pacific split LP initiated by Arizona’s Moone imprint
Maher Shalal Hash Baz and Little Wings’ split LP Share brings together two highly idiosyncratic Japanese and US musicians. “We recently started working with Kyle Field post meeting in Phoenix while he was on tour with Big Thief,” says Moone’s Caleb Dailey. “Simultaneously, we have been working on multiple projects with [Maher Shalal Hash Baz leader] Tori Kudo over the past year. People who are aware of them both know that there isn’t anyone quite like either of them. They have singular musical visions and expression. We’ve been listening to them side by side for years and saw a unique connection between them long ago. With our newly formed friendships, we had the opportunity to help bring together the collaboration.”
Japanese musician Kudo and North American folk singer Field are both prolific recording artists in their own respective DIY scenes. As well as heading Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Kudo has performed with Ché-SHIZU alongside erhu player Chie Mukai, and in the 1990s he led the experimental rock group Guys & Dolls, among many other projects. The California based Field formed the band Little Wings in the late 1990s and was also a member of Rodriguez, along with M Ward.
Little Wings & Maher Shalal Hash Baz’s Share is released in LP and download formats by Moone Records on 21 August. It is now available to pre-order