We’re thrilled to announce Moon Honey as our residency band this June!
Art student Jessica Ramsey and island-raised Andrew Martin’s collaboration began in a small horse stable home in the back swamps of Louisiana in 2013. Within two weeks of meeting, the two declared each other “musical soul mates,” and Moon Honey was born. Their vigorous work ethic and unorthodox approach to songwriting culminated in the critically acclaimed debut album Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, mixed by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. The unlikely collision of Bjork-esque melodies with late 60’s inspired, freak-out guitar riffs landed the band in The New York Times, NOISEY, and NPR, launching a number of cross country tour performances including an in-studio KEXP session and official SXSW showcases featured on NPR’s Top 100 Acts.
After garnering a vigilant west coast following, the pair relocated from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles in 2015. In a short period of time, the group released the single “Boy Magic” dubbed “Splendid prog-pop” by Amoeba Records, playing L.A. venues such as The Echo and Bootleg Theater with shows presented by L.A. Weekly and BuzzbandsLA. Inspired by their current tropical terrain and the outlandish culture surrounding the project, the band has just recorded a new album helmed by John Goodmanson (Blonde Redhead, Sleater Kinney, Death Cab) to be released in 2017.Check out their schedule below:
(All Shows are FREE and 21+)
June 4: Moon Honey w/ The Dead Ships + The Bomb – Echoplex • RSVP
June 12: Moon Honey w/ Draemings + Alina Bea – Echoplex • RSVP
June 19: Moon Honey w/ Tashaki Miyaki + Twin Temple – The Echo • RSVP
June 26: Moon Honey w/ Miya Folick + Smoke Season + Lauren Ruth Ward- The Echo • RSVP
Listen to the Mix Takeover that they curated for us, featuring some of their favorite tunes & inspirations, and check out their interview with DoLA HERE!