The first time we caught Lo Moon, they were playing an opening slot for Muna last winter at Doug Fir Lounge. At the time, Lo Moon had only released a single song, a moody 7-minute balled called “Loveless,” whose whispery lyrics and crashing drum fills made for a dramatic first listen.

They returned to Portland in June for a headlining show and played most of their unreleased album in a set that was uncommonly polished for a new band, and simply gorgeous. We invited them to our studio for this opbmusic session.

Lo Moon is Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker and Sam Stewart with drummer Sterling Laws. We spoke with them about forming the band, waiting to release their album, and attaining their lush and layered sound.

Despite tours that have taken them cross country twice and being signed to Columbia Records, the band hasn’t given a release date yet for their album. You may just have to see them when they come back through.

Watch their performances in the VuHaus player above, or hear the interview and songs below.


Audio recording and mixes: Steven Kray, with assistance from Randy Layton and William Ward
Editor: Jarratt Taylor
Videographers: Jarratt Taylor, Nate Sjol, EJ Albaugh, Lucas Paris, Luuk Van Hoomissen
Executive Producer: David Christensen