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Torn from the fertile soil of the Midwest, the Love Moon trio found themselves transplanted in the Bay Area where they hit the ground running. While their band name could easily be the name of a Care Bear, there’s nothing cute and cuddly about their music. Listening to Love Moon is like standing alone on a rooftop on an overcast day and watching lightning strikes off in the distance. It’s heavy yet intelligent, gloomy yet contemplative. On Clouded Bliss, Love Moon delves deep and bares teeth. Touches of punk, sludge, and psych are vindicated with crippling bass work, explosive percussion and, most importantly, bong-rattling, soul-crushing, bowel-shaking riffs. Riffs for miles. Riffs for days. Riffs as far as the eye can see. There are a million bands cranking out records these days but what Love Moon does on Clouded Bliss is something truly special.
Nico Selm - Drink or Die Records
The guys in Love Moon don’t fuck around.
Formerly members of the much-loved Indianapolis sludge metal band Male Bondage, bassist/vocalist Jordan Martich, guitarist Charlie Thomas and drummer James Lyter said goodbye to the Midwest in July 2014 before making their way out to The Bay Area as a newly formed trio called Love Moon. In that time alone, however, the Oakland group is already set to unveil its first full-length album titled “Clouded Bliss,” and the result is just as scuzzy and crusty as anyone could’ve hoped for.
Right from the get-go, Love Moon brings it with a Torche-esque headbanger called “Not With Me,” promptly giving listeners new and old a taste of what’s to come before jumping into more rippers like “Afterlife,” “Dopefiend” and the album’s title track. But despite their undoubted obsession with classic Melvins heaviness, Love Moon isn’t afraid to intermingle elements of shoegaze and punk into the mix on tracks like "Born Ready" and "Starstuff," ultimately making this record a much more intriguing listen than your typical sludge rock product.
Seth Johnson - Nuvo Magazine
We out here - @love_moon666
released July 28, 2015
- Shows -
March 23rd - Oakland, CA - Golden Bull
w/ Lume, Brume, Well
March 24th - Portland, OR - The Chokey
w/ Lume, Horse Movies, Beach Party
March 25th - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
w/ Lume, Coma Club, Slow Code
March 26th - Tacoma, WA - Bleak Outlook Fest (early show)
w/ Lume, Season of Strangers, a bunch of other bands
March 26th Olympia, WA - The Studio (late show)
w/ Lume, Sinkholes (tape release), Bone Sickness
March 30th - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
w/ Dealer (tour kickoff), Ovvl
April 18th - San Francisco, CA - El Rio
w/ PissWand, Red Wood
April 19th - Fullerton, CA - Ziings
w/ PissWand, Bad Antics
April 20th - LA, CA - Redwood Bar
w/ PissWand, Covetor
April 21st - San Diego, CA
April 22nd - Oakland, CA - PRF BBQ WEST
w/ Dryland, Motherfucker, Justin Trosper (Unwound), War Brides, Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends, many more..
This album is relentless. The tones are my favorite part- I heard the song Cumulo Nimbus in a bar, and immediately had to download the album. Been listening to it so much that I bought the record. Santino Tartaglia
ALL HOPE ABANDON, YE WHO ENTER HERE. Through me you go into a city of weeping; through me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people. Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice. Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. - Inferno, Dante Alighieri.
The cover image of Satan is a still from the 1922 Swedish-Danish silent film Häxan, written & directed by Benjamin Christensen Master of Alchemy