Out 4th May via Western Vinyl
New York’s favorite ‘nervous soul’ outfit, Ava Luna began in 2007 when Carlos Hernandez, then a music composition student, set out to combine the heartfelt soul of Sly Stone and Shuggie Otis with the raw intensity of bands like Wire and The Raincoats. After self-releasing several EPs, their debut LP Ice Level was released in 2012 to a groundswell of support, lauded by Spin as “ice-cool vintage ’80s no wave grooves and extra-lush three-part girl group harmonies,” and by Pitchfork as “glorious.”
Playing 100+ shows in support of Ice Level, the band solidified its current lineup – Carlos Hernandez, Becca Kauffman, Felicia Douglass, Ethan Bassford and Julian Fader – and signed to Western Vinyl. Sophomore LP Electric Balloon released in 2014, earned still more critical acclaim, notably from the Village Voice, Wax Poetics, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, who praised it as “pulsating from one energy to another, suggesting art project and ritual.”
Back for more in 2015, Infinite House adds a surrealistic storytelling element to their established sound, bringing the members of Ava Luna from the far end of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to the woods of Mississippi; from the seat of the mundane, to the hexagonal labyrinths of Borges’s Library of Babel. Recorded by the band and mixed byDave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney), whose legendary touch firmly seals these sounds in the realm of the thaumaturgical, it is their most polished, complete recording to date. With trademark intensity, mirthful humor, and taut angularity firmly in place, the mysteries of Infinite House unravel slowly, even as the songs throw your ass from its seat.
“New York no wave-style dance music rewrites the punk-funk rulebook from A to Ze”
– The Guardian