Lunavelis

Lunavelis

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If coffee and Jolt Cola set aside their differences and made a rock band, it might sound a lot like Lunavelis. The group's melodic, emotive pop appeal combined with heavy use of electronic and digital instrumentation makes Lunavelis' music as attractive as the members of the band.

Biography

"I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking", remarks Lunavelis front-man Chris Feran on writing the band's first song. "I'm pretty sure I hadn't slept since Reagan was president, and drank way too much coffee. Writing songs seemed a good way to pass the time."

Two years later, joined by dynamic bassist Kyle Napierkowski, 'the Doctor' Richie Flores on keys, and Ben Kubit on drums, Chris--at the ripe young age of 20--presents his energetic, "caffeine-influenced" brand of synth-laden pop-rock to live audiences across the Midwest. The college-age quartet has experience beyond its years, including sharing the stage with Victory Records artist Spitalfield and Grammy-award winners OK Go. Always gracious and grateful, the band sticks around after their set to share hugs and small talk with their fans. "Hugs are a way to show you care--we care, so we hug!" the group declares. "Besides," adds Chris, "a wise friend of mine always used to say: 'Handshakes are for strangers, hugs are for friends'. Anyone who takes the time to get to know us through our music is a friend of ours."

So what's in store for Lunavelis, the most gracious band in rock 'n roll? Chris answers with a smirk, in a manner apropos to his sarcastic sense of humour, "Well, by this point I think I haven't slept in about a thousand years, and I still drink way too much coffee. So I guess that means I'll just have to keep making music. Who knows...maybe we'll get to play SXSW or something. We're not disappearing anytime soon."

Lyrics

The Burden

Written By: Chris Feran

This is my song,
this is my point of view (my poison for you),
so use it well.
We'll carry on
(I'll fake it all along), so maybe you might hear me.

I'm telling you:
honesty is such a burden,
and boredom too is hard to bear;
but now i guess we all deserve it
we were wrong, yeah, we were wrong.

Well, you were wrong.
This is my point of view, my poison for you,
so fare thee well.
I'll carry on
(I faked it all along), but now you're sitting scared.

This is my song,
so sing along.

And I am less than scared.
It's chemical, it's chemical.
I'm coming to, and the sky is blue
the joke's on you, the joke's on you.

Coventry

Written By: Chris Feran

So conversation, bore me.
I've got a way to make the headaches go away:
sixty dollars and a pocket full of pills...
I hope to god this gets me across the country.

Sedation, don't you burden me--
we're alive so what difference does it make?
I swore I'd know when I should give in to the grey
over coffee we shared on Coventry.

Like coffee we shared on Coventry
Like coffee we shared on Coventry
Like coffee we shared on Coventry

I'll drive two thousand miles until the ocean comes in view.
I know I should be angry with you. The roads are clear, the storms are edging through, so I say,
'I'll take my pills, but still, I'm going home with you,'
on Coventry.

like coffee we shared on Coventry
Like coffee we shared on Coventry
like carbon we share, our chemistry
Like coffee we shared on Coventry

10,000 Miles

Written By: Chris Feran

You know I've seen the bodies hidden in your closet & the ones beneath your floor.
Take me home, cos it's safe to say that I am, simply put, well, I am evidently lost without you.

I'll cover up & compromise & dig your grave,
but I will try & I will find it in myself to make you smile, but
the world's in need of tragedy,
I will bury you 10,000 miles beneath the surface.

I will find a way to get to you & I will bury you 10,000 miles beneath the surface.
Compromise & cover up, it's safe to safe to say I know your secrets, but I am still lost without you.

I'll cover up & compromise & dig your grave,
but I will try & I will find it in myself to make you smile, but
the world's in need of tragedy,
I will bury you 10,000 miles beneath the surface.

Runway Runaway

Written By: Chris Feran

Bye, bye, bye, bye....

So it goes:
That's how we get by, how we survive here in America.
She moves slow,
but still she holds me close and sings me lullabies for sleep I'll never know.

Runway runaway, I'm going on a plane,
so thank you, Dear, and don't you call me for awhile.
I think I'll be okay. I'm a runway runaway,
and if I crash I might just smile.

Drive, eyes closed
If the headlights get you blinded then we'll turn off of the road.

Runway runaway, I'm going on a plane,
so thank you, Dear, and don't you call me for awhile.
I think I'll be okay. I'm a runway runaway,
and if I crash I might just smile.

Smile.

Runway runaway, I'm going on a plane
So thank you, dear, and don't you call me for awhile
I think I'll be okay, I'm a runway runaway,
and if I crash I might just smile.

Lexicon

Written By: Christopher Feran

I want you here,
but I guess that's not the point of breathing--
spare my wasted heart of beating, now.
Skyline, the steel descending;
timeline: the world is ending,
let it go
like your halo.

The planes fly near.
Sublimate & contradict my indecision,
spare my inhibitions, now.
Backline civilization,
skyline evacuation--
bombs will glow
like your halo.

I've got a way to get to you,
lose control & force you to
and I'll be part of your lexicon.
Iconoclast & libertine,
stand here as you read through me
and I'll be part of your lexicon.

And I'm falling,
and not yet to sleep.
Your halo never fit on me,
and those three words never have seemed to
gravitate so easily.
So thank you, dear, for showing me
the blessed bliss of tragedy,
but love is just an empty scene
so prove these words have gravity.

Discography

Coventry EP - released 2007 Arp Media
* Songs from Coventry EP receiving radio airplay: Coventry, 10,000 Miles, Runway Runaway, Weaker

Airplane - released 2007 Arp Media
* Songs from Airplane receiving radio airplay: Sing (Radio Edit), The Burden, Romeo Had a Daydream, Introducing Juliet, Libertine

Set List

Set usually 45 minutes, but has been anywhere from 30-90 minutes in the past. Few covers include titles by Muse and similar artists. Originals are taken from Coventry EP, Airplane, or a select few unreleased tracks.

Have done countless acoustic shows with an average set time of 60 minutes, lasting up to 120 minutes.