Raw Moans is the electronic / synthpop / dance / ambient project started by Joseph Vorachack (vocals) from San Francisco, also featuring Michael Thibodeaux from Brooklyn (instrumentals, production).
Joseph previously released “we want it beautiful NOT REAL” as Raw Moans on Disaro Records, and has also recorded vocals as a member of Skylines and collaborated with Octo Octa on a track from her 2014 EP Cause I Love You.
The new Raw Moans album, Safe Sex, is a heartfelt tribute to musicians and others affected by HIV. They hope to bring awareness to the ongoing struggle of HIV/AIDS through reworkings of songs by musicians who have died from complications due to AIDS (Arthur Russell, Klaus Nomi, David Cole and others), as well as originals.
The first single from the album is “Just a Touch of Love”, which contains allusions to the original song by C+C Music Factory whose songwriter David Cole died from complications brought on by AIDS. Our video can be viewed here (https://vimeo.com/144581310), and streamed here (https://rawmoansbbsm.bandcamp.com/track/just-a-touch-of-love). The video was directed by Aaron Buttig and features Raw Moans’ Joseph Vorachack and San Francisco artist Dia Dear.
The digital album is available today here: rawmoansbbsm.bandcamp.com, and we are also accepting currently pre-orders ahead of the vinyl release date on May 30th.