Music is the universal language for a group of people who all come from vastly different corners of the earth. Lead singer Matt Lowell is from Long Island, Crisanta Baker (guitar, bass, keys) from Denver, Sam Stewart (guitar) from London and Sterling Laws (drums) from Anacortes, WA; Los Angeles was their eventual meeting place. It was Lowell who instigated Lo Moon before it even had a name. His mantra –if you like –for all the material was their first release “Loveless.”
Their self-titled debut album -a dark, luscious collection of songs full of crescendo rock and sparkling electronics -spanned the breadth of human highs and lows. Lauded for its ‘shimmering, immersive and otherworldly’ (NPR)qualities, Lo Moon received critical praise from the likes of The New York Times, Billboard, Vice, NME, The Sunday Times, DIY and many more. Elsewhere their songs hit the top 3 on the US AAA radio chart. During that period the band appeared on US late night TV shows Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Late Show with James Corden and played more than150 shows, headlining in North America and Europe, and supporting the likes of The War On Drugs, Phoenix, Glass Animals, Air, London Grammar and Chvrches along the way. Elsewhere, they capped off their touring with festival performances including Lollapalooza, All Points East in London and the New York Times named Lo Moon as one of the “top 10 performances at Governors Ball.”
Just before supporting The War On Drugs on their entire European tour, Lo Moon released their sophomore album A Modern Life to rave reviews. Variety called it “A rare balance of pop-inflected songwriting and dense atmospherics” while the Los Angeles Times said “A sweet sot between the forthright, romantic allure of Sade with the analog-synth clatter and sheen of Massive Attack.”
After a successful headline tour with sold out shows in New York, Philadelphia & Los Angeles, they will appear at XPN Fest & Firefly festival this fall before supporting Metric on their European tour in early 2023.