Majken – Dancing Mountains [REVIEW]

Majken‘s debut LP,ย Dancing Mountains,ย is a whimsical and nostalgic set of twelve autobiographical songs. The mood that the record conjures mirrors the main themes explored throughout; a trip back in time, reflecting on “vivid dreams, fond memories and restless nights”. What makes the collection even more special is the personal touch.ย The songs reference specific locations encountered, and people she’s crossed paths with.

Dancing Mountains could have been pulled straight out of the late 60’s, and early 70s, surf-pop and avant-garde movement. Trickles of The Velvet Underground are clearly present, uniquely intertwined with elements of Scandinavian pop.…   [continue reading]

Dion Lunadon (The D4, A Place to Bury Strangers) Interview: On his Debut Solo LP

Having spent over two decades with several bands including A Place to Bury Strangers, The D4ย and The Scavengers, itโ€™s surprising to realize Dion Lunadon hadnโ€™t released a solo work sooner and, even more so, to learn it wasnโ€™t planned to exist.

โ€œI hadn’t written by myself for years and felt I needed to create something with no compromises and something that reflected who I am. Out of anything I’ve ever done, this record definitely captures that more than any other. I wasn’t planning on releasing any of it, which is a great place to write from. I wrote it for me.โ€ย 

With the help of Bambaraโ€™s Blaze Batch, APTBS bandmate Robi Gonzalez and Chris Woodhouse (recording engineer for Thee Oh Seesย andย Ty Segall), Lunadon wrote and completed the album over three months in Brooklyn, NY.…   [continue reading]