Hailing from the Sunshine State, here comes a band that knows exactly what good, honest rock music should be all about: feeling good.
Luna Sopor’s message is pretty simple, but it’s one heard all too infrequently these days. It is that making and listening to music should reflect the joyous things in life.
The Bay Area-based four piece band has just released its eponymously titled debut album and it is one hell of a feel-good record.
Recorded at the famous Golden Gate Studio in San Francisco, this impeccable collection of 11 original tracks has got all of the hallmarks of an instant classic. Luna Sopor expertly combines the aesthetics of punk, indie and folk into a mesmeric whole that manages to sound both vintage and incredibly fresh all at the same time.
Started by bassist Troy Szabo and guitar player Jeff Janow in 2008, the original sound of Luna Sopor was forged right from the start, characterised by driving guitars and backed by a frenzied yet accessible rhythm section.
Marie Szabo soon joined as the drummer, but it was with the addition of the final piece of the jigsaw – incandescent singing starlet Amber Sommerfeld – that completed the band’s formula and augmented the creative diversity of sounds that you hear on this Album.
It was by chance that brought Amber to Luna Sopor, when Jeff overheard her singing an operatic melody and invited her to join the band.
Destiny took a hand that day, but it is the band’s infectious, feel-good melodies and beautifully crafted songs of everyday life that have earned Luna Sopor a following – not to mention a fair amount of airplay and critical acclaim.
Now, with the debut album in tow, Luna Sopor is ready to take its feel-good message beyond San Francisco and out to the world.