Birth Place: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Years Active: 2004 - Present
Genres: Indie Rock
The Moaners are a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Indie rock band signed to Yep Roc Records. In 2004, Melissa Swingle's band Trailer Bride broke up, and she formed The Moaners with drummer Laura King, formerly of the Chapel Hill band Grand National. The band is often compared to The White Stripes, as they are also a two-piece and employ a similar garage rock, bluesy style. The dark, southern gothic elements of Trailer Bride are also evident; however a major difference is that The Moaners have more an electric, punk rock style. The band's first album, ''Dark Snack'' was produced by Rick Miller of the band Southern Culture on the Skids. Their next release, ''Blackwing Yalobusha'' was prod...
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