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Moving Units
OriginLos Angeles, California, USA
GenresIndie rock, Post-punk revival, Dance-punk
Years active2001–present
LabelsPalm Pictures, Three One G, Metropolis, Moving Units Recordings Post Modern Records Cobra Music
MembersBlake Miller
Past membersChris Hathwell
Johan Bogeli
Victor Velasquez

Moving Units is an American dance-punk band from Los Angeles, California.


  • 1 History
  • 2 Discography
  • 3 Related links
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


The band was formed in 2001 by Chris Hathwell, Blake Miller (formerly of Spectacle), Chris Yurocko, and Johan Boegli, when Hathwell's previous band, Festival of Dead Deer, broke up.[1] They released their debut EP, Moving Units, on Three One G in early 2002. Their touring experience includes opening slots for Hot Hot Heat, Pixies, Blur and Nine Inch Nails. Their debut full-length album, Dangerous Dreams, was released on October 12, 2004 by Palm Pictures.

Moving Units released their second studio album, Hexes for Exes in 2007 on Metropolis Records. The first single, "Pink Thoughts", was released through the band's MySpace page. So Sweet released a one-off limited edition 7 inch vinyl single "Crash N Burn Victims" in the UK coupled with a remix of the same track by Felix Cartal in November 2007.

The band released an EP titled Tension War on February 14, 2011. Moving Units chose to self-release the new EP in conjunction with their management firm, Post Modern. Moving Units also played at Coachella 2011 in support of their latest release.

On March 31, 2012, Moving Units announced via their Facebook page that Blake Miller had left the band by mutual decision.[2]

In late 2012, Blake Miller had performed shows with the band name "Moving Units" without approval of the original members, causing a mild dispute. The issue being resolved later, the original band members reached an agreement where Miller was given permission to use the band's name "Moving Units" with new members and continue the project under the same moniker.


  • Moving Units (EP) - Palm Pictures - 2002
  • Available (Single) - Palm Pictures - 2003
  • Dangerous Dreams (LP) - Palm Pictures - 2004
  • Hexes for Exes (LP) - Metropolis Records - October 9, 2007
  • Crash 'N' Burn Victims (7 inch vinyl single) - So Sweet - November 26, 2007
  • Tension War (EP) - Moving Units Recordings / Post Modern Records / Cobra Music - February 14, 2011
  • Neurotic Exotic (LP) - Metropolis Records - September 10, 2013
  • Damage With Care (LP) - Metropolis Records - April 8, 2016
  • A Tribute To Joy Division: Collision With Joy Division (LP) - Flowers of Romance - February 17, 2017

Related links

  • The Smell


  1. ^ The other members of Festival of Dead Deer in the late 1990s were Mike Crain and Dylan Gordon. They released one CD, The Many Faces of Mental Illness on Three One G Records. Although the band broke up before 2001, in 2006 Three One G released a single "Split"
  2. ^ Moving Units Facebook Page

External links

  • Official Site
  • Official Myspace

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