The Box Borealis

by Moon & Pollution

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Drew Miller This album is absolutely brilliant in every way possible. The vocals are impeccably etherial in nature, and the production of beats and samples are exquisite. Don't pass this record up! One of my favorite 2015 LP's x Favorite track: The Magnetic North.
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Moon and Pollution is the new electronic pop duo combining singer Molly Dean’s haunting, operatic vocals with producer Graham O’Brien’s (No Bird Sing) hard-hitting beats and rich, melodic textures. M&P debuted at the Bayfront Festival where Slug of Atmosphere asked them to play after hearing an unreleased track. Shortly thereafter, their song Alter Eagle was featured on the Season 4 premiere of MTV’s Teen Wolf. Moon and Pollution’s debut album The Box Borealis (F I X) will be released on January 27th, 2015.

“...beautiful and intriguing...” - The Listener’s Guild

“Entrancing...” - Andrea Swensson, 89.3 The Current


released January 27, 2015

All songs written by Moon & Pollution (M. Dean, G. O’Brien)
All songs produced by Graham O’Brien

Vocals and Lyrics by Molly Dean
Synthesizers & Samplers by Graham O’Brien
Drums by Graham O’Brien

Recorded by Graham O’Brien at Bellows
Mixed by Graham O’Brien and Adam Krinsky at Bellows
Mastered by Huntley Miller

01 The Box Borealis
Rhodes by Joe Strachan, Bass by Andrew Foreman, Guitar by Tom Nordlund, Keys By Molly Dean, Additional Vocals by Lydia Liza

02 Moving Scene
Guitar sampled from Robert Mulrennan's secret archives

03 Moon & Pollution

04 The Magnetic North
Guitar by Matt Leavitt, Keys by Molly Dean

05 Darkroom Double
Guitar by Tom Nordlund

06 Solace Sandwich
Bass by Casey O’Brien, Guitar by Robert Mulrennan

07 I know…
Bass by Andrew Foreman, Guitar by Tom Nordlund

08 I didn't look
Guitars by Matt Leavitt, Keys by Molly Dean

09 Alter Eagle
Rhodes by Joe Strachan, Guitar by Tom Nordlund

10 The Lonely Quiet
Rhodes by Joe Strachan, Bass by Andrew Foreman, Guitar by Tom Nordlund, Piano by Bartois



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Moon & Pollution Minneapolis, Minnesota

Moon and Pollution is a study in contrasts. The duo consists of vocalist Molly Dean and producer/drummer Graham O'Brien (No Bird Sing.) The two explore the combination of the melodic and abstract in this new venture. Dean's elegant phrasing and unique melodies fuse flawlessly with the hypnotic textures of O’Brien’s unforgettable live tracks. The end result is an accessible, engaging listen. ... more

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Track Name: The Box Borealis
My own
Holding and trusting Follow the heart of
Answer Thrill me Decide My own
My own
Holding and trusting Follow the heart of
All night Listen Scattering My own
Peace and Love Feel the answer You
Track Name: Moving Scene
Focus shifting
Eye is open
Perfect timing now what will you say Sun is rising
In its’ glory
Stretching arms of light beyond the Way
You want to call into it
All the things you’ve done now You want to go right through it And you know it will always Be
Oh you said you always wanted to
Stories within faces you find Solid foundation becomes the fire
Oh you said you always wanted to
All the seasons turn into One song And the Elements surround us now All the reasons we came in for it And this fever that is growing hot
Oh the growing fever
Coming closer to the end now Balancing the need
Giving all your Love away somehow
Heart has gone astray All I can take
Closer to the bend Closer to the break
Track Name: Moon and Pollution
Now Love be called How blood be drawn
Turning darkness Shapeless wind Finding all the angles Against your skin
We took the leap of faith - I felt it Name fell from the sky
And landed on my tongue
It landed as Love
Now Love be called How blood be drawn
Held the hand of darkness as the Moon is shining through
The light will guide you to the edge of what you thought you knew What do you want to say to me now -
That all the sacrifice would somehow
Be enough to Carry
To Carry
Now Love be called How blood be drawn
Track Name: The Magnetic North
We’re hearing Now
Quiet as the dawn grows slowly Magnetic Northern sound Silencing
Wind beneath the howl
Wolves lingering Dyea is the name
Holy cape and lore you know We’re hearing Now
Listening in Love
Hold this place
The fever is too dark for My heartbeat
If it wasn’t what you want
Holy cape and lore you know
Track Name: Darkroom Double
Let go
Say come down easier
I know the fear will wash away
Won’t you say Come down easier
I know the fear will wash away - it will wash away
Oh you’ve got that fever rising
Call the fight
Mystified in hindsight
Oh it calls you to, to get up and be it Move through at lightening speed Say you’re mystified
Fear to let go
Say come down easier
I know that fear will wash away Won’t you say Come down easier I know, I know a better day
A better day
Got that fever rising high Oh You found the fire Feeling right in hindsight Say you’re mystified
Let Go
Let Go
Fear will wash away Fear will wash away Say Come down Come down...Easier Gotta let it go
Let Go
Track Name: Solace Sandwich
What secret words of simple pleasure The only way to find surrender
Feel the beat now, find the movement You heed the sound so flows the current
You want it so bad, you want it now (x3)
Free in time I’m free
Free in time I’m taking shape Symphonies fade out Symphonies fade away
Free in time, taking shape A Symphony
One escape
Free in time, taking shape
A Symphony is on the way up Free in time / taking shape Wanting all, the
Great Escape
When you listen closely, have you found a better way In a darkened hour, when the colors fade to gray Find simple pleasure in the sweet sounds abound Oh a new surrender when the melody is found
Track Name: I Know
Small seed Releasing light It is Right
Anna said it wasn’t safe And I can’t believe this light Is right
She said it was Enough And now
You call to me
I feel the Light
It is Right
After all You Need Release In Fear
Track Name: I Didn't Look
Come through my Love Now hear the voice That ran away
Didn’t have a choice Became the Ghost
Of what once was
Now a disappearing act Back into the Dust
Don’t lose yourself in it
Track Name: Alter Eagle
Wasting all the words again Cannot get the point across All too familiar territory
I’ve been in chains
Here lie the ties that bind us
Here lie, here lie the ties that bind
I breathe, I breathe, I breathe this breath I need I follow this breath I breathe
I bleed, I bleed, I bleed into this Light I see
Alter Eagle sings her song Can you feel her heartbeat Carry on
And on and on and on..
Here lie, here lie the ties that bind They bind us
They bind us
Track Name: The Lonely Quiet
Say it how you want to but I called it again You try to reach out
I won’t let you in
Now this feels empty
Waiting to find out
I’m turning the other way while You walk the Line
Oh we know that this isn’t working The lonely quiet expands the rhythm
You say that you’ll grow too And I’ll want to begin again
All things that we’ve waited for Will start to begin
You say that it’s easy
I’ll hold you to that
Remember the reasons of this Love Now I believe in that
We find that we want to
The new World will begin
I feel that pulsing movement
Lives under the skin
I’m singing to you now
So open those ears
Get outside of your own head and release the tears that brought us here
I know it isn’t what we wished for In one perfect moment
All that we strive for
A perfect harmony Harmony Harmony