The Moth & The Flame, sometimes known by initialism TMTF, is an American alternative rock band based in Los Angeles, California.
The Moth & The Flame released their eponymous debut album on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11). The album has never been available for purchase in a digital format in appreciation of the album art work, however online streaming of the album is possible on Soundcloud. The album was produced by Nate Pyfer and engineered by Scott Wiley (Neon Trees, Elvis Costello) and mixed by Mike Roskelley (KASKADE, Skrillex, Deadmau5). To promote their music, the band created large pieces (sometimes as much as 20 feet (6 m)) of anthropomorphic artwork, which they placed strategically in their home town of Provo, Utah, to alert fans of upcoming shows.
In 2011, TMTF toured the western United States with Fictionist.
In October 2012, RadioWest debuted a new theme song by The Moth & The Flame.
In 2012, the band toured the USA and performed at Audiotree, Mill Valley Film Festival ASCAP Showcase, and Midpoint Music Festival.
In 2013, they showcased at South By Southwest Music Festival, North By Northeast Music Festival and performed at Sundance Film Festival. They toured the UK in May 2013 making their first appearance overseas at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. They performed at KCRW sponsored It's A School Night and at New Noise Music Festival 2013.
On November 5, 2013, the six-track Ampersand EP ('&' EP) was released internationally through RED Distribution label Hidden Records. Ampersand EP was produced by Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, R.E.M.) and features the single "Sorry". Nylon featured track "Sorry" as a free download in September 2013. KCRW listed it as one of "Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now". A music video for "Sorry" premiered on mtvU on Friday, November 22, 2013. The band was chosen as the "New Band of the Day" by The Guardian on Friday November 22, 2013. "Sorry" was chosen as the Track of the Day by Clash] BBC Radio 1 played "Sorry" as its Next Hype track selected by Zane Lowe. "Sorry" reached #1 on KROQ's Locals Only Playlist.] A music video for "Winsome" was released on NPR.
TMTF supported Imagine Dragons alongside Dan Croll on their Night Visions Tour in Europe during the fall and winter of 2013 to promote the EP. TMTF also supported Imagine Dragons at two United States shows during the summer of 2013. They also toured with The Naked and Famous. In fall of 2014 TMTF supported Neon Trees and Placebo on tours. In 2015 TMTF toured with Big Data.