Lunar Youth

Lunar Youth

BandRockClassic Rock

Influenced by the glamorous aesthetic of Roxy Music and imagist poetry of Arthur Symons, Lunar Youth paint pictures of futuristic dystopias, open landscapes, and youth cults. Sheen rock sounds and echoing synths melt over singer Simons laid back croon.

Biography

Lunar Youth’s songs are glorious celebrations of place.
Brothers Simon and Adam Berlin spent a golden summer in LA driving along the Pacific Coast in a convertible listening to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They returned home to London inspired to capture the romanticism of their hometown and formed a band with the best bassist they knew, man about town Peter Davies.

Simon’s sheen guitars shimmer with silver riffs above Adam’s warm, organic drums and Peter’s melodic bass. In the same vain as Lou Reed and David Bowie, Lunar Youth’s lyrics are vignettes of place and character. The band celebrates the nightclubs and evening cityscapes of London and New York and the personalities that inhabit these corners.

Lunar Youth release their debut single Misfits, backed by B-side Peppermint Lounge, on London’s Young and Lost Club Records on November 23rd 2009.

Both Misfits and Peppermint Lounge are irreverent portrayals of urban dropouts who live for nightlife.

In Misfits, Simon sings with his detached turn of phrase from the perspective of a group of young revelers waltzing into a nightclub:

We don’t stand in line

We’re not that kind

We’re the misfits but we fit together somehow just fine

On Peppermint Lounge, the flip side of the debut single, Simon paints a picture of a fevered party:

Midnight, electric blue

Lights the figures in my view

Costumes, new tattoos

Dark perfume would fill the room

Breeze through her debut

Starring in our own revue

Simon delivers his lyrics in a conversational, laid-back croon that dances around the rhythm of the song. Though the narrative perspective is often sardonic, the scenes and relationships are presented in a positive light.

Lunar Youth’s open, driving sonics take influence from late 1970s records by the Cars, Roxy Music, and Japan. To achieve that classic sound, the band record live in a room together, and embellish their stripped down arrangements with cascading layers of synth.

Discography

Misfits/Peppermint Lounge Single (Young & Lost Club)

Set List

A half an hour set would consist of the following:
Midnight Diamond
Golden Age
Venus In Blue Jeans
Misfits
Peppermint Lounge
Lost Machine