Music is the universal language for the group of people who all come from vastly different corners of the earth that comprise Lo Moon. Singer/guitarist Matt Lowell is from Long Island, bassist Crisanta Baker from Denver, and guitarist Samuel Stewart from London; Los Angeles was their eventual meeting place. And from this meeting place has come something astounding: Lo Moon – a dark, luscious collection of songs full of crescendo rock and sparkling electronics – spans the breadth of human highs and lows, bridging a gap between soft experimental rock and atmospheric electronic pop. The record — a cool, dark, meditative exploration of bittersweet sadness and cathartic joy — could sit as happily among the likes of The XX as it could Talk Talk, Depeche Mode, early Coldplay, or the cinematic scope of Sigur Ros. The album was produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Francois Tetaz (Gotye), as well as guest turns by The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and Charlie Hall.