ARTHUR MOON

 

 

CONTACT:

VICKIE STARR // Management

HANNAH ANGST // Management 

SHANNON COSGROVE // Publicist

MIA BERRIN // Publicist

 

Arthur Moon is the moniker of award-winning composer/singer Lora-Faye Åshuvud, who lives and works in Brooklyn, where she was raised, and collaborates on the Arthur Moon project with musicians like Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal, Wyclef Jean), Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life), Dave Palazola and Aviva Jaye. Åshuvud’s musical origins were in folk and rock, and with Arthur Moon she takes those influences — an intentionally out-of-tune banjo, or a familiar refrain — and explodes them through the filter of electronic pop to make something totally unique. The result is poignant, raucous and perfectly “incorrect,” as exemplified on the 2017 Our Head EP.  

Åshuvud often writes her lyrics using cut-up newspaper articles, and describes the process of composing the band’s rollicking, iconoclastic arrangements as similarly collage-like. A stubborn autodidact, Åshuvud is the rare multi-instrumentalist and composer who doesn’t read music, which means her queer compositional voice sounds both totally fresh and a little tilted, guided by intuition and improvisation rather than formal training. Åshuvud’s metier is what she calls “incorrect music” and “odd theory”— music that feels good and strange in equal measure. (She also hosts “Odd Theory,” a show with New York Public Radio’s New Sounds.) The debut full-length, Arthur Moon, is now available everywhere and on vinyl via Vinyl Me, Please.