Mobley Releases Cry Havoc! EP via Last Gang Records
On Tour with The Front Bottoms & The Joy Formidable This Fall
NEW YORK, NY – September 23, 2022 – Multi-talented songsmith, record producer, filmmaker, writer, advocate, and one-man tour de force Mobley has released his highly anticipated Cry Havoc! EP via Last Gang Records. PRESS HERE to listen to the collection of songs that are as captivating as they are catchy and serve as a thrilling introduction to a new sonic and narrative world created by the innovative artist. Mobley has been teasing the release all summer with his gripping, cinematic-style videos that showcase the figure at the center of the concept EP, Jacob Creedmoor. Watch “themesong,” “stay volk” and “worstway” now!
All seven tracks on Cry Havoc! are from the point of view of Creedmoor, an ordinary man who becomes radicalized into a Robin Hood-esque figure over the course of the EP. “I hope people enjoy the songs and I hope people enjoy the story,” says Mobley about the gripping sci-fi epic. “Even for me as the storyteller, it’s a heart- pounding narrative, and I did my best to capture that scope and drama in the music.”
Fittingly, the sonics on Cry Havoc! have a newfound energy and aggression that matches Creedmoor’s journey, from the marching-band percussion of anthemic focus track “lord” to the metallic bursts of guitar that punctuate the verses of “stay volk.” Cry Havoc! is Mobley at the peak of his powers, combining infectious melodies and experimental arrangements to create both an intimate character study and an expansive futuristic soundscape.
This EP is the latest project in a career that has already spanned multiple artistic mediums. Recently, Mobley composed the theme music for Webby and Anthem Award-winning SiriusXM & Smithsonian podcast All Music Is Black Music, hosted by Selema Masekela and featuring guests Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo, St. Vincent, and many more. Earlier this summer, Mobley performed his original score at the first-ever live taping of the podcast at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Prior to that, Mobley’s 2021 release Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme made waves around the world with “James Crow,” a critically acclaimed pop-rock song with a political conscience.
Mobley has also played dozens of festivals including ACL, Lollapalooza, Hangout, SXSW, Noise Pop, and Float Fest; opened for The Arkells, Cold War Kids, Phantogram, James Blake, Bishop Briggs, WAVVES, ARIZONA, Dermot Kennedy, Sylvan Esso, and Matt & Kim; racked up millions of streams on DSPs and landed sync placements on HBO, FOX, NBC, ESPN, CW, and more. He’s seen airplay on Alt Nation, KROQ, KUTX, ACL Radio and KEXP, and has received praise fromBillboard, Noisey, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Consequence of Sound, American Songwriterand more.
Known as a charismatic frontman with kinetic live shows, Mobley is currently on tour with The Front Bottoms and The Joy Formidable. Fans can catch his mesmerizing one-man-show in Denver, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Baltimore and more through late October. The artist will also play a special hometown EP release show in Austin on November 5. Ticket packages and bundles are available for the Austin show – PRESS HERE for more information. Full routing and more information on all dates can be found below!
Cry Havoc! EP Tracklisting
(far future retrospective)
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
With The Front Bottoms & The Joy Formidable:
September 23 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom
September 25 – Boulder, Colorado – Boulder Theater
September 26 – Denver, Colorado – Summit Music Hall
September 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Union Event Center
September 28 – Boise, Idaho – Knitting Factory
September 30 – Spokane, Washington – Knitting Factory
October 1 – Tacoma, Washington – Temple Theater
October 3 – Reno, Nevada – Cargo
October 4 – Santa Cruz, California – Catalyst
October 6 – Los Angeles, California – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 7 – Riverside, California – Riverside Music Hall
October 9 – Ventura, California – Majestic Theater
October 11 – Tucson, Arizona – Rialto
October 12 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – El Rey Theater
October 14 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
October 17 – New Orleans, Louisiana – HOB NOLA
October 18 – Birmingham, Alabama – Iron City
October 19 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Fillmore
October 20 – Baltimore, Maryland – Ram’s Head Live
October 10 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night LA @ Bardot
November 5 – Austin, TX – 3Ten @ ACL Live
PRAISE FOR MOBLEY
“It’s rare that an artist should have such a complete vision for the world they want to create. Rarer still that they should do it so impressively.”
“A maker of boundary-pushing pop that urges listeners to throw all assumptions to the wayside….” – Billboard
“A restless all-around creative who has channeled his technical and artistic skills into a one-man, perpetual- motion stage show.” – American Songwriter
“[A] sun-drenched, psychedelic love story … political differences, the battle between past and future … character studies of scumbags – [Mobley’s] music encompasses a whole range of themes….”
“It’s unlikely that everyone who witnesses Mobley’s show-stopping set was aware of [the depth of his lyrics]. But that’s what makes great music, isn’t it? A message wrapped in pleasure. Pleasure wrapped in a message.” – Consequence
“Powerful.” – FLOOD