Moonrises is a prog/punk/psych/free jazz trio from Chicago featuring Plastic Crimewave of longtime spacepunkers Plastic Crimewave Sound, and creator of Drag City's Galactic Zoo Dossier mag on guitar; Ben Billington of free-jazz titans Tiger Hatchery and electronic explorers Quicksails on drums; and Miss Libby Ramer on keys. Sublime space-outs change to propulsive noise-assaults on a dime, but with pained tunes buried in the muck. Noteable gigs with Indian Jewelry, Man Forever, Gary Higgins, James Blackshaw, Grails, Puffy Areolas, Cacaw, Notekillers, Ga'an, La Otracina, and Masaki Batoh of Ghost heave earned them a fierce Chicago following. Their first Lp was recorded in Bloomington, IN with producer-extraordinaire John Dawson (John Wilkes Booze, Early Day Miners) at a studio co-owned by Paul of the Zero Boys. Influences include avant-prog like Soft Machine, Egg and Goblin; noise rock like the Theoretical Girls, Mars and the Dead C.; fried Japanese psychedelia like Mainliner and Fushitsusha, and organ-driven classic rock like Uriah Heep and the Doors.