ANNOUNCING OUR HEAD EP
OUT MARCH 24 VIA VELVET ELK RECORDS
NYC ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
MARCH 28 @ ROUGH TRADE
“If you’re looking for an artist somewhere between tUnE-yArDs and Anna Calvi, a woman who goes by the name Arthur Moon might just be your best bet. Hers is a kind of experi-avant-pop that you can deep dive into…The songs revel in a delicious discordance.” – Noisey
“Instead of throwing all the versatility the band’s six pieces have to offer at the listener at the same time, they choose to minimally complement each other, resulting in wonderfully spaced, open arrangements for Lora-Faye Ashuvud’s delicate vocals to occupy.” – Stereogum
“…an enchanting, hypnotic journey filled with haunting vocals, unique textures, and intricate chord progressions.” – The Wild Honey Pie
WATCH “WIND UP” HERE
Brooklyn six-piece Arthur Moon will be issuing an
expanded release of their debut EP Our Head on March 24 via Velvet Elk Records. The band, led by Lora-Faye Ashuvud, will also be playing a hometown release show at Rough Trade NYC on March 28.
Early previews of the “intoxicating” record were met with much acclaim from publications like NOWNESS, Noisey, and Stereogum. The Velvet Elk Records release will include her icy, climactic cover of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Some of the tracks joyfully disorient a listener, inverting the rules of pop composition (see “Boxing” and “Bold Affair”). Others explore the way this disorientation inflects our relationships (see “Room”) and political systems (“Wind Up”).
Arthur Moon is the moniker of composer/singer Lora-Faye Ashuvud, whose unconventional, polymathic approach to composition evokes the idiosyncratic ethos of bands like Radiohead and tUnE-yArDs. Ashuvud writes her lyrics using cut-up newspaper and magazine articles, and describes the process of composing the music as similarly collage-like. “On the best days,” she said in a recent interview with LPR, “it feels kind of like playing a rousing game of Exquisite Corpse – except only with myself.”
March 28 – NYC – Rough Trade – tickets here
Our Head Tracklist:
- Wind Up
- Bold Affair