In Lunar Blue
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In Lunar Blue

Tacoma, Washington, United States | SELF

Tacoma, Washington, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative

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Aug
14
In Lunar Blue @ Benders

Renton, Washington, USA

Renton, Washington, USA

Jul
31
In Lunar Blue @ Studio 7

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

Jul
24
In Lunar Blue @ China Clipper

Olympia, Washington, USA

Olympia, Washington, USA

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Sometimes it feels like a breath of fresh air to be proved wrong. Some time ago, it seemed as though the Seattle's hard rock scene had become stagnant, uncreative or populated by bands more focused on performance glitz than their craft. Recently, a small group of fiercely independent bands have soundly thrashed this initial impression, and Puyallup's In Lunar Blue seem to exemplify this new trend of challenging rock with One Hundred Miles Down The Nile.

“Amp hiss, minimal overdubs, and mid-heavy bass create a sense of presence and urgency as if you're sweating in the same pit with the band.”

The record is tight and vicious without losing any of its elegance and vulnerability. Comparisons to older alternative acts like The God Machine or post-metal pioneers Neurosis would not be out of order, but In Lunar Blue has taken these influences into entirely new territory. One Hundred Miles Down The Nile is heavy done passionately and intelligently.

Production on the album is exactly how hard rock should be recorded: raw. Amp hiss, minimal overdubs, and mid-heavy bass create a sense of presence and urgency as if you’re sweating in the same pit with the band. This record sounds alive. The dynamic wall of sound offered by the band almost threatens to swallow Bryan Forslund's desperate wails amid the melee, only adding to the dirgy palette of the music. The songwriting is focused and mature, allowing every instrument its place to breathe.

In an era of growing bloatedness in progressive rock songwriting, In Lunar Blue have used a significant amount of brevity for One Hundred Miles Down The Nile, leaving you satisfied but still engaged and intrigued by the album's almost perfect closer, “Gravity.” By defying genre expectations and avoiding waters well-charted, the band have crafted an essential record for the contemporary hard-rock scene.


REVIEWED BY NEIL LEVENS
NEIL'S FAVORITE TRACKS: “Epiphany” • “The Switch, pt. II” • “Gravity” - Groovemine - Neil Levens


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Discography

"One Hundred Miles Down The Nile"
&
"Crescent"

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Bio

In Lunar Blue :

Rob Stone – guitar ect.
Ryan Mitton – drums ect.
Bryan “Brain” Forslund – vocals ect.
Sheldon Smith – bass ect.

Formed by Ryan and Sheldon in earnest around 2001. Full lineup completed in 2004. We are a Puyallup Washington based 4 piece that is striving to combine the worlds of progressive, psychadelic, and ambient rock. We explore soundscapes with emphasis on the riff and rhythm, not the chop. We'll suck you in with melody while still showcasing the best of what each band member brings to the song. Deceptively simple at first glance but after closer inspection one will continue to find subtleties that will keep you wondering what is yet to come.

We have a 5 song EP entitled "Crescent". Released in early 2006. It has been a successful vehicle to establish a local fan base and provided us with many opportunities in both performance and print. We are approaching 10000 units sold. We have just completed our first full length album entitled “One Hundred Miles Down the Nile”. This will prove to be a profound example of our growth as musicians and as a collective unit. We hope to share our sound with the rest of the world.

We can be reached at any of the following contacts:

www.myspace.com/inlunarblue
ubersooner21@hotmail.com - Rob
Sheldon@cbayconstruction.com – Sheldon – Booking