Ava Luna – Electric Balloon


Released March 4, 2014 on Western Vinyl

“Early Talking Heads in a messy mood, Dirty Projectors at their most wayward, the punk looping back around into disco of Contortions and Konk, the front-and-center drum sound of LCD Soundsystem, the emotionally complicated post-soul ballads of Meshell Ndegeocello: That’s some of the stuff the Brooklyn band Ava Luna suggests on its second album, “Electric Balloon” (Western Vinyl). The band includes closely harmonizing female voices (Felicia Douglass and Becca Kauffman) working over and under and in between the lines of the singer Carlos Hernandez, who sings both soft and overwrought, like a soul man deconstructing soul men. The record keeps pulsating from one energy to another, suggesting art project and ritual.”
-New York Times

This is our band. We self-recorded this record at Gravesend Recordings and at Max Kagan’s house in Franklin, NY.