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With You Tonight Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

by Summer Moon

Release Date: 24 February 2017

Format: LP Vinyl



Summer Moon With You Tonight Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

Released on 180 gram vinyl. The brainchild of The Strokes' bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, Summer Moon is a music and arts collective that features Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction (drums), Camila Grey of Uh Huh Her (keyboards/vocals) and Noah Harmon of The Airborne Toxic Event (guitar), as well as Fraiture himself on bass and lead vocals. Starting out as an "underground supergroup" (NME), the band's debut single, 'With You Tonight' immediately struck a chord with press and fans alike, becoming NME's 'Track Of The Week' and featuring as the soundtrack for Alexa Chung's collaboration with AG Jeans. "I started working on the album at home," recalls Fraiture. "A lot of the sounds and tones that ended up on the album's title track came from the rough demos I did at my house. One of the reasons the record is entitled 'With You Tonight' is that, over time, the song and the title's meaning came to represent the process and feel of the album as a whole." Without the pressure of having to deliver an album within a certain period of time, coupled with the free-spirited nature of the band, Summer Moon has given Fraiture the freedom to experiment and expand his own musical horizons. "There wasn't any set plan at any point, which was a very liberating and exciting way for me to work. Of course, discipline is necessary in order to complete anything in that setting, but it did allow the songs to change and evolve the way they needed to; becoming a living, breathing thing." Once the demos became fully formed songs, Summer Moon's wanderlust took them from their New York roots to Austin and back again. "We did most of the basic tracking at Vacation Island Studios with Matt Boynton, who did MGMT. The studio was tucked away in Brooklyn next to an overgrown parking lot filled with Puerto Rican Day parade floats and run-down classic cars. I then reached out to Brad Bell (Arcade Fire, The War On Drugs) at Public Hi-Fi Studios in Austin who helped produce some of the early tracks." With Fraiture playing many of the parts himself on the album, it resulted in heavy experimentation in order to discover new sonic landscapes and fully capture how the songs should sound. "My main goal for the album was to find the perfect balance between a classic feel with modern tones and textures," states Fraiture. "Most of the time, a live drummer is instrumental to the overall feel. But other times, a more programmed vibe is called for. And occasionally, the two make a perfect couple. The biggest challenge was making the synths work texturally with the other instruments. It was a combination of software synths at home and analog in the studio." With anticipation for the band's debut album running high following a flood of press coverage from the likes of NME, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Vice and Consequence of Sound, their recent US National TV debut on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly and 360/VR Interactive video for the lead off single ('With You Tonight') have been well received ahead of what is shaping up to be a busy year for Summer Moon. Press quotes for 'With You Tonight' single : "The Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture leads New York underground supergroup Summer Moon, whose first song sounded like it'd been beamed from the future. 'With You Tonight', however, sounds more like the quartet have been sitting by azure seas, sipping cocktails from coconut shells. There are hints of New Order to its electro-funk undertones, alongside the sunny, trebly guitars of Men At Work's 'Down Under' an odd, but brilliant, combination." NME " upbeat, danceable tracks with strong basslines and a slightly futuristic-meets-post punk vibe." Vice "The song is a breezy bit of electro-funk, an island of sun-doused guitars and plucky percussion." Consequence Of Sound

Featured Tracks:
1. L.I.T.A.
2. Girls On Bikes
3. Car Vs Bldg
4. Into The Sun
5. Walk Out Music