Los Angeles trio Lo Moon have released their self-titled debut album on Columbia Records. The album - produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Francois Tetaz (Gotye) - features
previously released songs 'Loveless,' 'This Is It,' and 'Thorns,' as well as guest turns by The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and Charlie Hall. A new taste of the record, in the form
of a seductive, synth-driven song 'Real Love'. The record is majestic.
In addition to the album news, the band have announced that they'll be returning to UK for a headline tour. This follows December's sold out show at The Lexington, a headline performance which fell between huge shows across the UK and Europe supporting London Grammar. .
In addition to the album news, the band have announced that they'll be returning to UK for a headline tour. This follows December's sold out show at The Lexington, a headline performance which fell between huge shows across the UK and Europe supporting London Grammar.
Lo Moon recently recorded an NPR Tiny Desk session, which can be viewed here, and sat down with NPR show Weekend Edition to chat about emerging as one of 2018’s most exciting new artists, which can be heard here. Lo Moon are one of three very special artists to pioneer the inaugural Slingshot program by NPR and VuHaus, a new collective effort among tastemaking public radio music stations to discover and elevate the most promising up-and-coming artists.
Music is the universal language for the group of people who all come from vastly different corners of the earth that comprise Lo Moon. Singer/guitarist Matt Lowell is from Long Island, bassist Crisanta Baker from Denver, and guitarist Samuel Stewart from London; Los Angeles was their eventual meeting place. And from this meeting place has come something astounding: Lo Moon - a dark, luscious collection of songs full of crescendo rock and sparkling electronics - spans the breadth of human highs and lows, bridging a gap between soft experimental rock and atmospheric electronic pop. The record - a cool, dark, meditative exploration of bittersweet sadness and cathartic joy - could sit as happily among the likes of The XX as it could Talk Talk, Depeche Mode, early Coldplay, or the cinematic scope of Sigur Ros.
Lo Moon made themselves at home on the road throughout last year - opening for Phoenix, The War On Drugs, London Grammar, Glass Animals, Ride, and more - and 2018 sees them rapidly becoming one of the best new live bands to emerge over the last few years. .
Lo Moon are a Los Angeles-based band - comprised of Matt Lowell (vocals/guitar), Crisanta Baker (bass/keyboards), and Sam Stewart (guitar) - whose sound meets at the intersection of artists like the xx and Talk Talk among others. The band is already becoming one of the most talked-about new artists to emerge from Los Angeles's burgeoning indie scene
Matt Lowell: Lead Vox, Guitar, Keys
Hailing from Long Island, Matt attended Berklee school of music where he studied composition. After graduating began working extensively as a touring singer/songwriter before a stint as a studio assistant in NYC. He started making music as Lo Moon with fellow Berklee alumni, Andrew Bayer of Above & Beyond. Matt relocated to Los Angeles 18 months ago with a mission to find band members to crystalize Lo Moon from studio to liveact. He has
Crisanta Baker: Guitar, Bass, Keys, Backing Vox
From Denver Colorado, half Phillipino, she grew up in a household surrounded by music and learnt guitar, piano & singing from a young age. She's an elite classical grade pianist and a fine artist specializing inphoto realistic painting. Previously playing in an all girl punk band called ‘Surf Riot’, she moved to Los Angeles after touring on the Warped circuit and since meeting Matt has been a vital part of the sonic blueprint and overall artistic direction of the band.
Sam Stewart: Guitar
Sam is a multi-instrumentalist andprinciple guitarist in Lo Moon. Born in London, he was immersed in music from a young age citing Blur and Radiohead as early influences. Sam is the son of Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Siobhan Fahey (Shakespeare's Sister and Bananarama).
Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2010, Sam formed the band 'Nightmare & The Cat' with his brother Django and has played as a session/touring musician with a number of otherbands .Upon meeting Matt in 2015, they instantly formed a close musical connection, sharing musical passions.