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.”
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.
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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.
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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.
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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Skye and Ross Bring Morcheeba Night to Social Hall SF
By Jeff Spirer
Earth Moon Earth opened for Skye & Ross. It was obvious this was a drummer’s band. Daniel Joeright, whose impressive resume includes David Byrne, Tom Waits, and most recently, The Rentals, puts out a big drum sound. Complementing Joeright is a band that includes two on keyboards, a bass player, and a hooded Theremin player. Gabriella Evora arrived after a brief instrumental intro, looking as if she wandered in from Woodstock. Or Burning Man. Listening to the band, it was a little surprising that they weren’t at Burning Man.
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EARTH MOON EARTH Release First Single “New Mourning” (Hummingbird)
Interview by Gina Finstad
Hailing from the warm desert sands of California comes a new band with deep roots. Earth Moon Earth consists of members Daniel Joeright (drums), Gabriella Evaro (vocals), Be Hussey (bass), Esteban Chavez (synthesizers), Scott Schaffer (theremin and modular apparatus) and Bob Villwock (keyboards). Together, this collective of creatives bring you a mix of desert space rock with a nice heady celestial kick (think Jimi Hendrix meets Grace Slick in White Rabbit).
It all began at the annual Yuca Man Shake Down party hosted by former The Rentals drummer, Daniel Joeright. Dan had invited a handful of bands to play at the event, and while mingling with the masses he became inspired and decided to round-up a few members to test out some new sounds he had been working on in his home studio.
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