The first snow of the season is always magical and this Sunday’s first snow in the city did not disappoint. While the outside world was being enchanted with a white blanket of snow, the inside of Rough Trade that night was just as magical. It was the last night of Arthur Moon’s first tour, and what better place to have it than on their home turf.
For the first two weeks of December, Arthur Moon toured the northeast with fellow Brooklyn-based band Iris Lune. Ever since I first spoke to Arthur Moon’s leading lady, Lora-Faye, back in the summer, they’ve been one of my favorite bands and it’s great to see them grow.
Iris Lune kicked off the night with a dreamy performance full of power and passion. The breathiness of Ella Joy Meir’s vocals blended beautifully with synths that glided throughout the set. Iris Lune’s songs had a great combination of a calm airiness mixed with dance-y pop beats. Their song “Triplets” creates the full effect of a heartbeat from the slow rhythmic beats to the panicked “triplets” creating a sense of urgency to the song.
As Arthur Moon took the stage, excitement filled the room. From the moment Lora-Faye started singing, you could feel the trance wash over the crowd. The sound of her voice coupled with the oozing sounds of electricity created a mesmerizing feeling unlike any other I’ve experienced at a show before. Also, seeing the way the band interacts on stage, giving each other little smiles, shows the great chemistry that they have together.
The majority of their set consisted of songs off of their debut EP Our Head as well as a sprinkle of a few songs I had not heard yet. I hope that means there’s another EP or a full-length developing that will come out in the near future – I just can’t get enough!
Article: Merissa Blitz