From nothing has come something astounding. Their self-titled debut album – a dark, luscious collection of songs full of crescendo rock and sparkling electronics – spans the breadth of human highs and lows, mostly inspired by the dissolution of Lowell’s relationship in New York and his subsequent move to the west coast. The record was made in Seattle and Los Angeles and was produced by Chris Walla (former member of Death Cab For Cutie and full-time producer) and Francois Tetaz (known for his work with Gotye). Matt had met each of them separately a few years before, and felt strongly that they’d both bring something important to the project despite having never met. He decided to introduce them to one another, eventually encouraging them to co-produce the record. The result takes the best of both producer’s worlds and melds them into something as dynamic as its creators. Joining the band for parts of the recording process were Adam Granduciel and Charlie Hall of The War On Drugs, along with touring drummer Sterling Laws and The Blue Nile’s P.J. Moore.
It’s no surprise that Lo Moon have thus far toured with the likes of London Grammar and Ride. Their music almost bridges a gap between those two generations of soft experimental rock and near atmospheric electronic pop. The record could sit happily among the likes of Talk Talk, Roxy Music, early Coldplay, and the cinematic scope of Sigur Ros. Admitting themselves that they don’t keep too abreast of current bands, the trio find their musical Venn diagram tends to crossover in the ’80s, ’90s and always classics: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Peter Gabriel, and so forth. They’re very unconcerned with chasing the zeitgeist, or trying to stay current, an attitude that takes Lo Moon squarely out of the now and places them in a future perfect place of their brilliantly-devised own making.
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