The highly anticipated sophomore album from Lo Moon, ‘A Modern Life,’ was released last week via Strngr Recordings/Thirty Tigers and showcases the band’s way of navigating through struggles with identity and expectation. It’s the band’s first new material since their self-titled full-length, which was co-produced by Chris Walla, and added his touch to the new material as well. Of the new music and the themes of the album, chief songwriter and lead singer Matt Lowell stated, “it’s about survival. Navigating through all that’s thrown at us. Maintaining who we are and where we want to be. Music itself has been so powerful for us in our own survival, it can change everything in an instant. As a band, we’ve got a lot of reverence for it and strive for it. We don’t take it for granted.” Lo Moon will hit the road to support the album internationally starting in Helskini on March 22nd and play their first North American show in Santa Ana, CA on May 10th.
B-Sides host Pete Mar spoke with Matt Lowell of Lo Moon about the new material, how he dealt with expectations from larger entities and shares his thoughts on the parallel pressures of musicians discovered via social media and more.