Luna Sol


ARTIST INFORMATION

LUNA SOL – BLOOD MOON

Luna Sol is a high-mountain stoner-rock band fronted by veteran singer and lead guitarist David Angstrom (Hermano, Supafuzz). Angstrom moved to the mountains just north of Denver in 2012 and started soaking in the strange but relaxed mountain communities around him. Inspired by the local news and folklore, Angstrom started writing the songs that would become Blood Moon (out 4/20 on Slush Fund Recordings), and put together Luna Sol with local Denver musicians—drummer Pat Gill (The Feds, ’76 Pinto), guitarist and vocalist Shanda Kolberg (The Swanks), and bassist/vocalist Shannon Fahnestock (The Swindlers).

A drive into the mountains with Angstrom shows that Blood Moon captures the removed-from-society lifestyle of the Rockies. Songs “Leadville,” “Standley Lake,” and “Death Mountain” all come with stories from Angstrom that seem like bizarre mountain folklore, like cautionary tales read to children from books with colorful drawings. Angstrom clearly loves the morbid strangeness of his new homeland and shares it with us on Blood Moon.

The album was recorded at Sierra Estates in Colorado, and the album artwork was designed by celebrated Denver tattoo artist Christel Perkins of Sol Tribe. The basic tracks were finished in a week, and in keeping with the long-standing tradition of the stoner and desert-rock communities, members of the Luna Sol extended family tree contributed additional elements to the recording. John Garcia (Kyuss, Hermano, Vista Chino) adds vocals on “December,” Dandy Brown (Hermano, Orquestra del Desierto) plays bass on “Death Mountain,” Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) plays bass on “Pretty Rotten,” Greg Martin (The Kentucky Headhunters) contributes slide guitar on “Death Mountain,” Dean Smith (Supafuzz) plays bass on “Bridges,” Jason Groves (Supafuzz, Asylum on the Hill) bass on “In the Shadows,” and Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) delivers a Hammond B3 performance on “Your War.”

The album is bleak, heavy and filled with monster hooks. John Garcia calls Blood Moon “a dark twisted ride down the mountain.” One you’ll be compelled to ride out ’til the final track.

The album is dark, heavy, and filled with hooks. You’ll keep the motor running until your song is over. John Garcia calls “Blood Moon” “a dark twisted ride down the mountain.”

PRESS

“Doesn’t feature any of the Kyuss guys, but it certainly sounds like the work of somebody who spent over a decade in a band with one.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“As dark and heavy as a drive down a mysterious moonlit mountain road—complete with catchy riffs, blind curves and a subtle eerie ambience that will quickly grow on you and haunt your dreams.” – From Under a Rock

“A sound that seems to have jumped out of a grainy, black-and-white photo of massive roadworn Ampeg & Marshall amps … a stoner rock/metal fusion that lands somewhere between the approachability of Queens of the Stone Age and the dark, psychedelic retro-metal of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats.” – Marquee

“It’s Angstrom’s voice that really grabbed us. It’s more smooth than the gruff timbre you might expect, and that quality provides the perfect compliment to Luna Sol’s chilled out vibes. As importantly, it’s all in the songs: they’re top notch.” – Metal Sucks

“4 out 5 stars … an ominous, mind-bending journey … The band’s debut album careens ever upward, slowing only for brief moments to explore bits of bluesy psychedelia before pushing onward again, exploding with dark, heavy guitar-infused rock.” – Scene Magazine

“A unique, hook-laden, heavy groove. … Fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator and Alice in Chains will surely be rotating these guys in their devices.” – Colorado Music Buzz


CONTACT

Label Info: Slush Fund
{e} info (at) slushfundrecordings.com
{p} 404.627.1166

Media Contact / US:
Steve LaBate / Baby Robot Media
{e} stevelabate (at) babyrobotmedia.com

Luna Sol on the InterWeb:
{bandcamp} http://lunasol.bandcamp.com
{www} http://www.lunasolmusic.com


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