Luna is Honey
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Luna is Honey

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Pop


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"Punk Meets Shoegaze: Luna Is Honey"

"Local band Luna Is Honey released a new song, entitled "No Moon", and it's quite a jam. The vocals are practically buried under guitars loaded with reverb and overdrive, but it's one of those songs where you don't need to hear what's being said to understand the feelings being portrayed. Labeled as post-punk, which is an interesting enough moniker, they definitely carry punk roots in the frenetic drums and heavy guitars. But they transcend labels adding shoegazey-guitars and an unavoidable fun sound to keep your toes tapping. They play many local shows so keep up to date with where they are on their Facebook page." - The Deli

"Luna Is Honey "Copy Cats""

"The vocals are surprisingly well-delivered, with the kind of youthful arrogance that simultaneously creates envy and annoyance...The lyrics booklet, which sets a nice standard for quality black-and-white hand drawn pictures and lyrics, would be a good enough reason to buy this CD...Luna Is Honey has their guns drawn. If it were an equation, this album [Copy Cats] would be: (New Wave) x 3 + KROQ." - L.A. Record

"Now Hear This"

"I came across this L.A. band while sifting through a bunch of CD's. My daughters name is Luna, so it caught my attention. A catchy-as-hell guitar riff and swirling keyboards sealed the deal. For fans of Smashing Pumpkins & Prince." -Nic Harcourt - LA Times Magazine

"Newbies To Know"

"So much to draw from, and, seemingly, so little time. The music of L.A. four-piece Luna Is Honey is like a filter that’s retained bits and pieces of everything that’s been poured through it — ’80s New Wave, R&B, shoegaze and ’90s alt-rock, to name a few." -

"Forkast - Luna Is Honey releases new EP and covers a Prince classic."

"The band just self-released their debut six-song EP, Copy Cats, which includes a cover of Prince's classic 'I Would Die 4 U' and, according to the band, is 'designed to incur the wrath of Prince and possibly bait him into covering one of our songs at the Super Bowl.' " - Pitchfork

"15 Genius Contemporary Cross-Genre Covers"

"Los Angeles art-rockers Luna Is Honey pooled their collective love of 1980s R&B and poured it into a romantic and charming cover of Prince’s 1984 hit, “I Would Die 4 U.”
The LIH version is a youthful update, placing the critically lauded band in the same league as fellow Los Angeles darlings, Best Coast." - Guitar World

"Raptor Red Review"

Luna is Honey use various instrumentation in a constantly evolving level of sound fidelities to create a darkly experimental pop music that is more Ariel Pink than Animal Collective, but with strong elements from both. Raptor Red is their newest self-released record and the recording methods and techniques continue to improve while not overwhelming their vision and music goals. The band uses the traditional setup of drums, bass, guitar, and vocals, but add a turntable and effects to add organic sound elements to their art.

LiH's soundscapes are what make their songs beautiful. "7th and Witmer Blues," while only a little more than 2 minutes long, has a depth that only simplicity can create with waves of sound building to a intentionally anti-climatic let-down. "WLT (Wicked Little Thing)" is a completely different jam relying more on a repetitive verse to lead to breakdown, which while is not compressed quite enough, leads to the desired effect of a complete song.

"Still Killing Creeps" is almost a soul-jam, but the lo-fi element gives it a kind of cruisin' during the apocalypse feel or a dark-sunshine vibe. Rhino Sinners feels like the top of the pyramid for this record. Beginning with a sound collage, the song enters a well-developed verse but deteriorates gradually until it unwinds and runs out of gas. The record ends with Tail End, which sounds like a four-track recording of a sunset on a beach of toxic waste. The listener walking down a barely populated Venice Beach boardwalk heading towards another darkened doorstep. - This Damn Enlightenment (


Self-released albums:

Coolbreeze EP(2012)
Sex Museum LP(2011)
Copy Cats EP (2010)
Raptor Red LP(2009)



Drawing from the pop sensibilities of Elvis Costello, the visceral sonic attack of My Bloody Valentine, and the groove-heavy experimentation of Prince, LA's Luna is Honey are purveyors in sounds that are at once sweet and abrasive. Having played in and around Los Angeles’ rich music scene for a number of years, the band have become veterans of performing in guerilla art galleries, dive bars, and living rooms of condemned apartments, suitably gritty venues for their raw, powerful sound. The quintet is equally adept at bludgeoning listeners with roaring guitars and propulsive rhythms as they are at creating deliberate mood pieces that showcase the band's electronics. With their incomparable ear for melody and talent for crafting unique textures, Luna is Honey is making a name for themselves as one of Los Angeles’ most exciting musical acts.