Earth Moon Earth is a modern experimental/cosmic rock band from Los Angeles and California’s High Desert, created by Drummer/Composer/Producer Dan Joeright (Jim White, Terry Hall, The Rentals) and joined by High Desert vocalist Gabriella Evaro.  This synth heavy, celestial project blends elements of electronic, space and psychedelic rock. Shamanistic drum rhythms, lush bass and melodic synth sounds create cinematic landscapes that Laura Bee from Get It On Vinyl describes as “a soundtrack to what it feels like to fearlessly wander.”

Rounding out the line up is Be Hussey on Bass (Radar Bros), Esteban Chavez on Synths (The Freeks), Scott “Glitch” Schaffer on Theremin and Bob Villwock on Keyboards.

Starting as an experimental – live collective featuring Joeright on Drums, Glitch on Theremin and Algis Kizys (Swans, Lydia Lunch) on Short Wave Radio; Earth Moon Earth developed quickly and in 2016 secured a direct support slot touring with trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba. Since then they’ve released their self-titled, debut album and have been playing events in the High Desert and Los Angeles including KCRW Present’s: Desert Stars Festival, Yucca Man Shakedown and the Joshua Tree Music Festival.

The name Earth Moon Earth (EME) was derived from a radio communications technique of the same name. EME is the technique of bouncing radio waves from an Earth based transmitter off of the Moon and then back to an Earth-based receiver for the purposes of extending short wave radio signals over long distances.

Earth Moon Earth band live in LA at The Roxy

Earth Moon Earth was not intended to be a band. Instead Dan Joeright, who has played with a number of artists over the years from Jim White to El Vez to The Rentals, was assembling an experimental collective to perform a one-off at his inaugural recording studio party, christened the Yucca Man Shakedown, in California’s high desert. At that moment it was a trio with Algis Kizys (Swans) on a short wave radio, dialing in transmissions from around the globe as Joeright on drums + samples and Scott Schaffer on theremin provided pulsating rhythms and cosmic tones as accompaniment. The result was a hypnotic, ethereal trip through space in real time. It worked. When the dust settled Joeright decided to continue the journey and started to compose instrumental tracks based on the general concept of space… and later, more specifically, space exploration, as a metaphor for looking inward.

As 2015 gave way to 2016 a collection of material was beginning to amass and the idea of adding vocals to some of the works started to creep in. Right around this time singer Gabriella Evaro had a solo show in Joshua Tree that Dan went to see. A conversation took place afterwards and some weeks later Gabriella was in Dan’s Yucca Valley, Gatos Trail studio lending her uniquely textured voice to his conceptual tracks.

Time moves on, and in June 2016 the annual desert party was approaching again. By now Dan had assembled a collection of friends to join EME for the performance. Former band mate Be Hussey (Radar Bros.) joined on bass, Esteban Chavez (The Freeks) on synth, high school friend Bob Villwock on keyboards with Schaffer returning on theremin. This would be the first “official” Earth Moon Earth performance. It succeeded in captivating the audience and also captured the attention of Ross Godfrey from the trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba. As a result EME were asked to join Morcheeba as direct support for their California tour later that year.

All of their experiments and experience are now a part of the Earth Moon Earth fabric as they continue on the path, building and growing together as they go. They plan to keep exploring, free from belonging to any specific genre. And as with space, there are no limits to where the music can go.

It will all come full circle in June 2018, once again at the fifth annual Yucca Man Shakedown desert party where this year they’ll be celebrating the summer solstice and the release of their debut album, which comes out on May 18, 2018.


Earth Moon Earth have conjured up a soundtrack to what it feels like to fearlessly wander.

I guess if you’ve lived in the desert, you’ve been lucky enough to have the experience of getting lost in the extreme depths of the sparkly indigo sky on a nightly basis. This album will make you feel like you have that kind of access to the night no matter where you are.  Like a journey companion, Earth Moon Earth’s eponymous debut takes you on a trip there and back with charming mystic, Gabba Evaro as your guide. Evaro’s spirit comes through her vocals as they display the perfect balance of haunting and delicate.  The stream of her voice flows like some kind of dream nectar as it combines with the twinkling darkness of the band’s rolling psychedelic flow. The steady rumble of Dan Joeright’s drumscape rolls through each track on this album like the footsteps of a clever moon explorer.

As the album grows increasingly more intricate and impressive as it unfolds, these High Desert natives create an audible landscape of stark sparkle in open air. The absolute depth of layers of flaky synthy goodness in tracks like “Native Vista” and “Zero Gravity” would be absolutely thrilling to hear live, I imagine. The heavy orchestral feel of the soundscape painted alongside Evaro’s voice encircles the listener as if they are visiting a strange new world. There are times where the notes feel to the ears the way carelessly bouncing on moon rocks might feel. Earth Moon Earth have conjured up a soundtrack to what it feels like to fearlessly wander.


LA MUSIC CRITIC – Earth Moon Earth Album Review

Earth Moon Earth is the band that wasn’t supposed to happen.  Combining the talents of Daniel Joeright, Gabriella Evaro, Be Hussey, Esteban Chavez, Scott Schaffer and Bob Villwock, this band rocks.  Their instrumentation is so tight, and the chemistry so evident that the listener can only hope that their live show is equally enjoyable.  This band may have been hiding out in the desert, but with the release of their self-titled debut album, they should quickly become a household name.  Great tunes to check out include “Ruby,” instrumentals “Moon Walk” and “Zero Gravity,” “Heartbeats,” “Rose City (Can it all Come Back),” and “Twilight.”

Unknown Pleasures #156 ft. Earth Moon Earth

There’s something easy and familiar with Earth Moon Earth‘s debut single New Mourning; it’s the unhurried pace and laid-back beats, the soft electronic piano riff, the languid bassline and Gabba Evaro’s slightly detached vocals conjuring an overall late-night, smoky, trip-hop vibe that keeps you going back for listen after listen.

Hailing from the California high desert, with strong roots in the City of Angels, sound experimentalists Earth Moon Earth release their self-titled debut album in May via Gatos Trail Records. Having started out as an experimental live collective, Earth Moon Earth have evolved rapidly, supporting Morcheeba in 2016 and following that up with several high profile festival slots.

First single New Mourning is synth heavy and ethereal, blending elements of electronic, space and psychedelic rock. Dan Joeright‘s ritualistic drum rhythms, Be Hussey‘s rich bass and Esteban Chavez‘s melodic synth sounds create a cinematic landscape for Gabba’s smoky vocals to explore. Underpinning this hazy blend is Bob Villwock‘s simple and steady electronic piano refrain adding a light and airy touch to a track that could become bogged down in the dense layers of atmospherics.

Earth Moon Earth is out May 18 on Gatos Trail Records.

Read more here: Get In To This – UK

The Matinee April 6 2018. Earth Moon Earth – The Revue

Earth Moon Earth – “New Mourning (Hummingbird)” (Yucca Valley, USA)

Who doesn’t like a good femme fatale movie? Suspenseful, sexy, mysterious, seductive, and unsuspecting. These five adjectives also describe “New Mourning (Hummingbird)”, the debut single from California outfit Earth Moon Earth.
The band calls their music cosmic rock, and there is an unquestionable space quality in their approach. However, there are also elements of film-noire, psychedelic folk, and acid jazz (namely in the rhythms), which heighten the song’s dramatic appeal. As the synths, keys, guitar, bass, and drums collide and front woman Gabriella Evaro’s sultry vocals emerge from the titillating atmosphere, an image of the femme fatale meeting her next conquest fills your mind. She whispers to him, “I’m falling down, falling down for you.” But the Hummingbird is our protagonist and villain, who must keep moving to never lose sight and never be in sight. Now this is how a band makes an introduction.

Read more here: The Revue – EARTH MOON EARTH

Earth Moon Earth on KCOD Coachella FM

On this New Release Special with Earth Moon Earth, host Toni Bakal talks with Gabriella Evaro and Dan Joeright about their collaborative rhythm and creative influences, we get to listen to the new single New Mourning (Hummingbird), they talk about the track and inspiration behind it, and we talk about upcoming plans for Earth Moon Earth. They will be playing the Ace Hotel on November 22nd in Palm Springs and Pappy and Harriets on December 15th.

Coachella Valley Weekly – Sep 24th 2017

Coachella Valley Weekly

Earth Moon Earth Circle the Sun with a “New Mourning” (single release) and New Album on the Horizon

Show: Desert Stars Festival @ Pappy and Harriet’s Sunday Sept 24th, @ 4:45 pm
By Lisa Morgan

There is an energy that draws an eclectic bunch to the high desert.  What is barren, uncultured and weird in the eyes of some, is creatively inspiring, rich in magic and wildly romantic to others.  To the music oriented highlanders who find beauty here, the creative unions are potentially endless, always beautiful but often short lived.  I say all this to help you understand how significant it is for any of these fledgling movements to push forward into a sophomore year of performance and production. For that reason, I am ecstatic to announce a repeat performance of Earth Moon Earth one year after their debut at Pappy and Harriet’s.  The project fueled by stellar producer/songcrafter Daniel Joeright of Gatos Trail Recording Studio and the intensely intuitive and hypnotizing vocals of Gabriella Evaro has graduated from “experimental” to a validated and forward moving project with an album set to be released March 2018.

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