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Ava Luna Release New Video For Genesee

After releasing their LP Electric Balloon earlier this year, Brooklyn 5-piece Ava Luna are delighted to share their new video for album standout track, Genesee. The band will also be embarking on a European tour this Spring including UK shows in Sheffield, Manchester and London.

The video for Genesee really does give a taste of what the bunch are all about. Giving a greater insight, the band commented: “Here at home, with its multitude of comforts, we’ve just sat down to pass away the afternoon. But whose home? Beneath even the most mannered facade dances a masked, fluffy chaos.”

Ava Luna refined their doo-wop soul meets punk-as-fuck aesthetic into something bold and glaringly defiant in today’s indie music landscape for their latest album. Electric Balloon was recorded by Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader, both of whom, apart from being in Ava Luna, have gained further recognition as go-to recording engineers within the Brooklyn music community.  The album was later mixed by Jimmy Douglass whose lengthy credits include the likes of Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Timbaland, Television, Gang of Four, etc. The mix of grit and shine perfectly captures and accentuates their unique ability to bypass any label of categorisation.

In the wake of Ice Level, Ava Luna’s sharp edges have melted away just enough, making it easier to connect with their no-wave grooves and soaring harmonies. Distilling everything from James Chance and ESG to contemporaries like Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal, Ava Luna have landed on an aggressively unique sound that still manages to be accessible.

Since the release of Electric Balloon, the Brooklyn art-funkers have been keeping busy touring across America where they cultivated quite a following. The group are known to put on an explosive live show which really brings their eccentric sound to life and they’ll be bringing this to Europe this spring with the following dates:

April
22  Ubu, Rennes FR
23 Printemps de Bourges FR
24  I Boat, Bordeaux FR
25  Aéronef Belle sortie, Wicres FR
26  The Harley, Sheffield UK
27  Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK
28  Birthdays, London UK
29  Espace B, Paris FR
May
1 Muziek o-droom, Hasselt BE
2 Grüner Salon, Berlin DE
3 Beatpol, Dresden DE
5 Molotow, Hamburg DE
6 Rust, Copenhagen DK

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Ava Luna Release New Track, Sears Roebuck M&Ms

Brooklyn funk-rockers Ava Luna have revealed their new track, Sears Roebuck M&Ms, from their new album, Electric Balloon, which is out March 10 via Western Vinyl. The group are also set to embark on a European tour this Spring with a show in London at Birthdays on April 28.

Sears Roebuck M&Ms starts and continues with an addictive riff that draws you in and doesn’t allow you to leave. As the band repeat “The new sweet thing” the track builds and builds to a dramatic crescendo showing just how much to offer this Brooklyn-bunch have.

Electric Balloon was recorded by Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader, both of whom, apart from being in Ava Luna, have gained further recognition as go-to recording engineers within the Brooklyn music community. The album was later mixed by Jimmy Douglass whose lengthy credits include the likes of Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Timbaland, Television and Gang of Four. The mix of grit and shine perfectly captures and accentuates their unique blend of doo-wop soul, no wave and art-pop.

After years of writing and performing, Ava Luna has refined their doo-wop soul meets punk-as-fuck aesthetic into something bold and glaringly defiant in today’s indie music landscape. Following the release of their critically lauded first proper full-length, Ice Level, the band spent an intense two-week period writing and recording in up-state New York. Unlike previous efforts that were meticulously mapped out, the songs that would become Electric Balloon were “a family effort” according to front-man Carlos Hernandez. For the new album, former Columbia composition student Hernandez relinquished the reins a bit, opting for a more organic approach to writing the material for what would become Electric Balloon. As Hernandez explains, it was a “…birth of confidence. I grew closer to my bandmates, began to see the roles of a family playing out. Ethan cooks dinner for all of us, we make lewd jokes, and then ‘after-dinner storytelling’ takes the form of playing music.”

In the wake of Ice Level, Ava Luna’s sharp edges have melted away just enough, making it easier to connect with their no-wave grooves and soaring harmonies. Distilling everything from James Chance and ESG to contemporaries like Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal, Ava Luna have landed on an aggressively unique sound that still manages to be accessible.

You can catch Ava Luna live on the following dates:
April
22 Ubu, Rennes FR
24 I Boat, Bordeaux FR
25 Aéronef Belle sortie, Wicres FR
28 Birthdays, London UK
29 Espace B, Paris FR

May
1 Muziek o-droom, Hasselt BE
2 Grüner Salon, Berlin DE
3 Beatpol, Dresden DE

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Ava Luna Release New Track, PRPL

With just a couple of weeks until Ava Luna’s new album is released, the Brooklyn five-piece have shared their new track PRPL. Their new album Electric Balloon is set for release on March 10 through Western Vinyl.

The new track, PRPL, sees a more stripped-back sound to the band with Becca Kauffman taking the lead with her beautifully delicate vocals. Ava Luna have a diversity within their songs that is hard to come across these days presenting something bold and defiant in today’s indie music climate.

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Electric Balloon was recorded by Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader, both of whom, apart from being in Ava Luna, have gained further recognition as go-to recording engineers within the Brooklyn music community.  The album was later mixed by Jimmy Douglass whose lengthy credits include the likes of Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Timbaland, Television, Gang of Four, etc.  The mix of grit and shine perfectly captures and accentuates their unique blend of doo-wop soul, no wave and art-pop.

After years of writing and performing, Ava Luna has refined their doo-wop soul meets punk-as-fuck aesthetic into something bold and glaringly defiant in today’s indie music landscape. Following the release of their critically lauded first proper full-length Ice Level, the band spent an intense two-week period writing and recording in up-state New York. Unlike previous efforts that were meticulously mapped out, the songs that would become Electric Balloon were “a family effort” according to front-man Carlos Hernandez. For the new album, former Columbia composition student Hernandez relinquished the reins a bit, opting for a more organic approach to writing the material for what would become Electric Balloon. As Hernandez explains, it was a “…birth of confidence. I grew closer to my band mates, began to see the roles of a family playing out. Ethan cooks dinner for all of us, we make lewd jokes, and then ‘after-dinner storytelling’ takes the form of playing music.”

In the wake of Ice Level, Ava Luna’s sharp edges have melted away just enough, making it easier to connect with their no-wave grooves and soaring harmonies. Distilling everything from James Chance and ESG to contemporaries like Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal, Ava Luna have landed on an aggressively unique sound that still manages to be accessible.

Electric Balloon will be released on March 10 via Western Vinyl.

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Introducing…Ava Luna

Ava Luna share brand new track Daydream, taken from their forthcoming album Electric Balloon which is set for release on March 10 via Western Vinyl.

Ava Luna have refined their doo-wop soul meets punk aesthetic into something bold and glaringly defiant in today’s indie music landscape and their new track shows exactly this.

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Electric Balloon was recorded by Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader, both of whom, apart from being in Ava Luna, have gained further recognition as go-to recording engineers within the Brooklyn music community. The album was later mixed by Jimmy Douglass whose lengthy credits include the likes of Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Timbaland, Television, Gang of Four among others. The mix of grit and shine perfectly captures and accentuates their unique blend of doo-wop soul, no wave and art-pop.

Hot off the heels of a cover of Icona Pop’s I Love It for Rookie Mag, the band plunges head first into revealing the first music from their new record with UK live dates to be announced soon.

Following the release of their critically lauded first proper full-length Ice Level, the band spent an intense two week period writing and recording in up-state New York. Unlike previous efforts that were meticulously mapped out, the songs that would become Electric Balloon were “…a family effort” according to front man Carlos Hernandez.

For the new album, former Columbia composition student Hernandez relinquished the reins a bit, opting for a more organic approach to writing the material for what would become Electric Balloon. As Hernandez explains, it was a “…birth of confidence. I grew closer to my band mates, began to see the roles of a family playing out. Ethan cooks dinner for all of us, we make lewd jokes, and then ‘after-dinner storytelling’ takes the form of playing music.”

In the wake of Ice Level, Ava Luna’s sharp edges have melted away just enough, making it easier to connect with their no-wave grooves and soaring harmonies. Distilling everything from James Chance and ESG to contemporaries like Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal, Ava Luna have landed on an aggressively unique sound that still manages to be accessible. Hernandez goes on to explain “…the stories and moments here are clearer, as in a conversation. The moment appears, you grab it with your hands, screw the lid on the mason jar. There was no tweaking, no second-guessing. Julian’s mantra for the process: ‘First thought best thought.’….And for my part, I sing my best about encounters, friendships, some moments beautiful and others painful. A bike shop manager in New Orleans, a derelict porch on Brighton Beach, a yellow sweater in a kitchen in the Catskills, a water duct in the New Mexico desert…”

Ava Luna are a band who certainly deserve some attention. New full-length Electric Balloon showcases an exciting mix of tracks, from the funk-ridden beats of Daydream, right through the mellow tones of PRPL; this is a group whose sound is somewhat uncategorised but all the while, totally accessible.

Ava Luna’s new album Electric Balloon will be released on March 10 through Western Vinyl.

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