Mansions On The Moon- “Somewhere Else Tonight”

This latest track from indie/synth-pop group Mansions On The Moon is a bit of a departure from their previous work. The first thought that came to mind when I attempted to describe it is “Passion Pit goes a little EDM,” but I’m not sure that’s an entirely accurate or fair description. With “Somewhere Else Tonight,” they have definitely managed to straddle the line between indiepop and EDM in a way that’s infectious and intriguing, but without being accessible or mainstream enough to break into top 40 territory.

If you’re looking for a fun, summery song that’s a little different from what you might hear on the radio, or if you’re just craving a little bit of ear candy, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Mansions On The Moon- “Don’t Tell”

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I’ve been a huge fan of Mansions On The Moon since they released their debut EP, “Lightyears” in 2012, and I’m really excited that they’re finally about to release their first full length album. “Don’t Tell,” the album’s lead single, is the exactly kind of dreamy dance-pop that will win over fans of more popular indiepop acts such as Passion Pit, Phoenix, and Empire Of The Sun. It’s laden with fun, infectious beats and hooks that give the song a lighthearted, summery feel. But it’s the band’s slick production and spirited, harmonic vocals that set this song apart from the sea of forgettable indiepop that’s floating around out there.

The song is available as a free download through the band’s website, http://mansionsonthemoon.com, and you can get the album a week before its release date of 10/22 by pre-ordering it through Pledge Music.

Mansions On The Moon- acoustic EP and a cover

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I’ve been enamored with this band’s unique style of indie pop since they released the “Lightyears” EP in 2012, and I likened them to a more chill answer to Passion Pit. Their songs sparkle with dreamy vocals, beautiful harmonies, and synths; and the musical landscape they navigate varies between chillwave and “acoustic indie.” The EPs they’ve released offer listeners a nice balance of upbeat indiepop and more chill, introspective tunes.

I recently stumbled upon their latest EP, “Lost and Found,” as well as an acoustic cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” that they recorded several months ago, and I was blown away by the stripped down, understated beauty of these songs. A few of them are acoustic reworkings of songs from their previous EPs, a few are very short, but all are absolutely stunning and worthy of your full, undivided attention.

“Fade Into You” (cover)

https://soundcloud.com/mansionsonthemoon/fade-into-you-mazzy-star-x

“Lost and Found” (EP)

https://soundcloud.com/mansionsonthemoon/sets/lost-and-found-1