The self-titled debut solo album from Dion Lunadon (The D4, A Place To Bury Strangers), available 11 August on Agitated Records via Border.
The album was recorded over a three-month period in Brooklyn, NY and features Robi Gonzalez (APTBS) on drums and Blaze Bateh from Bambara on select tracks including Fire. "With Fire I wanted wild and heavy guitars with heavy sentiment in the first vocal line to match. Something that grabs you and demands attention. Not background music," Lunadon explains of the track. The album also features mixing by Chris Woodhouse (The Intelligence, Mayyors, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees) on select tracks including Com/Broke.
From cutting his teeth back home in New Zealand as a member of The D4 to his current role as bassist of Brooklyn-based A Place To Bury Strangers, Dion Lunadon has played in some form of a Rock & Roll band his entire life. During a short break in touring with APTBS, Lunadon had a rush of inspiration in the form of a Dion Lunadon creative spasm — a neurotic impulse to make a batch of songs and do it right then and right there. What resulted is quite a jump away from his work in APTBS and draws more influence from bands like Gun Club and Toy Love, as well as New Zealand unknowns such as Gestalt and Supercar.