Moving Panoramas

Spacey, but not alienating, loud yet still light, painting panoramic sound against a moving melodic backdrop, Moving Panoramas make boot gaze dream rock, led by songwriter, Leslie Sisson.

It all began in Brooklyn, where Leslie lived while playing in a number of touring bands. She came back to her home state of Texas to be closer to her family after navigating through a series of life changing, traumatic events. This lead to an array of songs that shaped the birth of the band. The debut LP ‘One’, released on Modern Outsider Records in 2015, conjured a wave of dream gaze and international acclaim.

As life would have it, unexpected roadblocks arose during production of the sophomore album, with health hiccups and timing twists causing release detours. Fortunately, the latest LP, ‘In Two’ recorded with ‘One’ engineer, Louie Lino, at Resonate in Austin, and mixed by Danny Reische at Good Danny’s in Lockhart, is finally available via Modern Outsider Records.

Moving Panoramas break the shell of ‘One’ veritably ‘In Two’ with the new record expanding room for more diversity, rhythm, volume and instrumentation such as the swim pedal steel, plus special guests Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog/Sweet Spirit, and past Panoramas Karen Skloss, Jolie Flink, and Laura Colwell. Over the years, the bands lineup featured a rotating cast of talent, but has landed on the current Baby Blues crew with Cara Tillman, Rosie Castroe, Jody Suarez and Phil McJunkins.

The Houston Press calls Moving Panoramas ‘The best band in Texas right now.’ Billboard says the band is “Capable of selling a stylish, shimmery, harmony laden pop song (think Warpaint or Dum Dum Girls) they’ve tapped into a driving, propulsive urgency on their new material.” The Austin Chronicle describes them as “Conjuring a big, yet intimate sound reminiscent of British indie label 4AD.

Paste Magazine compares the music to Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, and The Aislers Set saying “Moving Panoramas waste no time creating a niche for themselves within that style on their debut album ‘One’” NPR’s Songs We Love says “The ingredients and the sentiment might be simple, but the outcome is disarmingly complex.”

KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune says “Moving Panoramas have been honing an expansive sound that is rooted in slithering guitar-work and crisp vocals.” BrooklynVegan says “Moving Panoramas make hazy psych pop with the kind of intricate harmonies that instantly elevate things a couple of inches off the ground.”

The Guardian’s New Band of The Week says “They’re in Warpaint’s ballpark, or Best Coast’s hazy dream pop territory, and are most likely to make Theresa Wayman and co jealous.” Moving Panoramas is definitely one of the city’s (Austin) bands to keep your eye on.”