Austin, Texas Psychedelic Sludge slingers Monte Luna are making lots of noise with a new line up and a new EP Mind Control Broadcast.
Being a band that thrives on stage, close and one with their audience, these last few months have been trying to say the least for Monte Luna. But with their strong resilience and will to make art no matter what obstacle lies ahead, they have managed to make the absolute most of their time. The band has been fortunate enough to be isolated together during Covid-19, which has created a perfect environment for artistic genius to flourish. Monte Luna might be locked down, but this beast is far from caged!
James Clark says: «We are thankful to have been stuck together during all of this. Most of our families live elsewhere, this music scene for us is family (Austin) we are thankful for it. We aren’t sure when we will be able to play on a real stage again but we are looking forward to it, in the meantime we are trying to figure out ways to better connect with our fans! We hope this EP reflects our efforts and helps friends, followers and people around the world get to the other side of this historical and humbling time».
About Monte Luna: They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that statement definitely applies to the bone crushing tones of Doom brought forth by Monte Luna. Psychedelic sludge dripping from the vacuum of Austin, Texas, Monte Luna creates masterful levels of sonic bliss through volume, soul and time. The three are largely influenced by dark and experimental bands such as Neurosis, The Melvins, and Eyehategod. What began as two men trying to create sonic thickness evolved into three friends doing this for the love of heavy music…and dungonering! With an all new line up, this music is the first to feature Danny Marschner on Drums and Garth Condit on Bass.
James Clark says: «Phils departure left some big shoes to fill, and with his blessing, we sought to expand on something we had wanted to do for a long time. Just wait till you hear the album versions of all these songs and more!(3 more not revealed) «C».
Monte Luna are pleased to unveil 3 new songs to unleash onto the world which is the audio from an upcoming video stream in partnership with CVLT Nation on July 3rd, and will release on the same day. A portion of the album sales will be donated to help “The Lost Well”, an Austin, Texas live music venue to help keep their doors open.
These live takes are the early demos of the bands next full length album set to debut sometime in 2021/2022, depending on the state of the world. The main goal of this ep is to raise money for a worthwhile cause, while planting the seeds of anticipation for the upcoming full length album and demonstrating the full power of Monte Luna’s brand new line-up. The album touches on the topics of fear, loss, paranoia, depression and the vastness of the universe while still holding a very Dungeons and Dragons theme.
Monte Luna says: «Sonically it’s a whole new ball park. Bringing Bass into the mix really changed what we can do as a band. We’ve always been a two piece, but wanted to move past our limitations, because creativity should be as vast as the universe itself».
Monte Luna says: «We do this because we love our community and this is what makes us happy. We’ve all had a lot of jobs, but this is the only job that brings us true happiness».