New Audio: Dallas’ Luna Luna Releases a Summery, Tame Impala-like Bop

Emerging Dallas-based synth pop quartet Luna Luna initially began in 2007 as the solo recording project of its Colombian-born, Dallas-based frontperson and founding member Kavvi. The then-14 year old Kavvi began experimenting and tinkering with GarageBand on his iPhone, which lead to the project’s earliest material. After meeting Danny Bonilla at an open-mic night, where they shared the bill, Luna Luna quickly expanded into a duo. Kaylin Martinez (drums) and Ryan “Gordo” Gordon (drums) were recruited to join the band, after meeting and playing Texas’ house show scene.

The Dallas-based quartet recently announced the forthcoming release of their full-length debut Flower Moon, an effort that will feature, the attention grabbing and critically applauded single “One Thing,” which features a guest spot from The Undercover Dream Lovers‘ Matt Koenig. Building upon a growing profile, Luna Luna released Flower Moon‘s third and latest single “Early Morning.” Centered around glistening synth arpeggios, a propulsive yet sultry groove and Kavvi’s plaintive vocals the summery banger reminds me — to my ears, at least — of Currents-era Tame Impala. And while expressing a desperate, and lustful longing for that special someone, the song reveals an act that has quickly developed an unerring knack for crafting an infectious, dance floor friendly hook.

“‘Early Morning’ is about wanting to physically be with someone,” Luna Luna’s frontman Kavvi explains. “You know sometimes you can Facetime and text all day with someone but at some point that’s not enough and you need to be physically there with them. It’s definitely the most lustful song on the project. I’ve fallen in love with bass recently and that’s what started this song. I think this song is perfect for a night time drive on the highway. That’s when I listen to it the most.”

Along with the new single, the Dallas-based act announced a 19 date tour. Check out the tour dates below.

TOUR:

(W/ BOYO and Alex Sigel and Estereomance on selected dates)

Wednesday 11.10: Santa Ana, CA @ Locker Room +

Thursday 11.11: Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram +

Friday 11.12: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo) +

Saturday 11.13: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium)

Sunday 11.14: San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop + localized 

Monday 11.15: Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room

Tuesday 11.16: Reno, NV @ Holland Project

Thursday 11.18: Portland, OR @ Honey Latte Cafe

Friday 11.19: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile 

Saturday 11.20: Boise, ID @ Shredder

Sunday 11.21: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Tuesday 11.23: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

Tuesday 12.7: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress #

Wednesday 12.8: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge #

Friday 12.10: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace #

Saturday 12.11: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #

Sunday 12.12: Austin, TX @ The Parish #

Monday 12.13: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio) #

Tuesday 12.14: Dallas, TX @ Trees #

+ Alex Siegel #Estereomance