Interview: Lo Moon talk about their hit single ‘Loveless,’ plans for full album

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Directed by Warren Hu

The trio, Lo Moon, have received much praise this year, and they have only released one single, "Loveless." They recently released a remix of the singer by electronic auteur Hudson Mohawke. Fans can listen to the single here. Lo Moon have hit the road with Temples, also making appearances at this year’s Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball and most recently Shaky Knees Festival. "Loveless" has received critic praise from NPR Music, KROQ, KRCW’s "Morning Becomes Electic," KEXP, Buzzbands LA and Sirius XM’s "The Loft." The single was also featured on NPR’s "Heavy Rotation" list for 2016, and the single has received over 4 million streams across multiple streaming platforms.

When we mentioned that they’ve generated a lot of buzz from just one song ("Loveless") all three group members nod in unison. Member Matt Lowell mentions that it’s been pretty amazing, "and also recalls that a fan said in passing ‘are you guys just going to sing "Loveless" for the entire set." When asked if they were enjoying their time at Shaky Knees, vocalist Crisanta Baker states that "Yeah, it’s pretty cool." They all hope the album comes out in the fall, because it’s completed, and the final touches are being made to it. Lowell comments, "we promise there are other songs."

Lowell moved to L.A. three years ago and had a few songs kicking around and he wanted a band. He met Crisanta through a friend, they started jamming, and realized they needed a guitar player, and then guitar player Sam Stewart (Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart’s son) joined after listening to (Crisanta and Sam’s) music through a friend. The friend emphasized how much Stewart needed to join the band, he did, and it worked. They relish the fact that they get along very well too, and they all chat about music together regularly and enjoy each other’s presence. While personalities are different, they do have creative differences during their songwriting and recording sessions, but Baker emphasizes that "everyone works together and learns how each other functions." The group’s music influences stem from their love for the classic songwriters, like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and more 80s nostalgia artists Talk Talk, Prefab Sprout, and 90s indie-rock band, Radiohead.

Stewart furthers Baker’s statement by reiterating that there’s a "real decorum to the whole thing. We’re respectful, we all hear everyone out. Lowell continues with, "it’s a team effort, and if someone isn’t liking something, we’ll perk up and listen, because that’s how the band operates. We’re not afraid of ideas and will try new things."

When the full album releases, the band hopes to tour extensively shortly after it’s release for the next couple of years. They’re heading back to the UK for a few little shows in places like Sweden, and others.

Keep an eye out for this band because they’re on the move at a fast pace.

Tour Date:

June 24 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl with Air (Click here for tickets)

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