The Mood Swings

The unique fuzzpop sound of The Mood Swings developed when guitarist/songwriter Ashley Ackerson joined forces with kindred spirit Sallie Watson in the early 2000s and started cutting some 4-track demos. A little punk here, a little 60s garage there, a lot of attitude everywhere – The Mood Swings sound melded all these ingredients into hard hitting tunes prickly with pop hooks, sharp-witted lyrics and searing guitars.

The Mood Swings released three ace albums on Susstones from 2005-2009, all produced by the late, great Ed Ackerson. These albums featured catchy tunes with an edge and a bit of psychedelic mayhem thrown in. During this time, The Mood Swings greatly expanded their sonic palette and perfected a winning live show that showcased well-crafted original songs mixed in with expertly curated covers.

Following her tenure in The Mood Swings, Ashley joined forces with her husband Ed to launch their new project BNLX, a subversive noise punk outfit that dispatched over a dozen releases in the 2010s while slamming audiences using a two-pronged strategy that combined a blistering audio/visual attack with provocative songwriting.

After a long hiatus, The Mood Swings reunited in July 2021 with rhythm section Mike Reiter (drums) and Mark Wade (bass) for a live birthday celebration of Ed Ackerson's music.

Upcoming Shows


Mar
3
rd
Turf Club
Mar
3
rd
Turf Club

Run Westy Run

'Beyond Reason' Album Release
with The Mood Swings

Past Shows


Feb
3
rd
2023
Turf Club
Aug
11
th
2022
Turf Club
Dec
17
th
2021
First Avenue
Dec
17
th
2021
First Avenue

Soul Asylum

with Low Rats and The Mood Swings

More Shows

Jun
3
rd
Armory

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

with Perfume Genius
May
7
th
Fine Line

Peter Cat Recording Co.

May
8
th
First Avenue

Gary Numan

May
11
th
7th St Entry

Matthew Logan Vasquez

with Danny Golden and Lamar