Joon Moon's story started in 2014 in Montmartre, Paris, in the studio of the excessively discreet Julien Decoret - with Phoebe Killdeer giving breath to his first lyric sheets. The indefatigable Moon's aim was to continue creating, after touring with Nouvelle Vague, Florent Marchet etc, and start his own project.
Yesterday on Flaunt, Joon Moon announced their upcoming EP Call Me coming out March 25, 2016 on Kwaidan Records / !K7. With the announcement they shared the title track of their EP along with US tour dates, see below.
With all the creative decisions already made for keyboards, vocals and drums, Julien joined up with his pals Raphael Chassin and Sébastien Trouvé for both the studio recording and stage show that they had already collectively imagined.
In early 2015, thanks to chance encounters and other musically-minded friends like Marc Collin and Hugh Coltman, Julien Decoret met another artist with an impressive live show (and someone just as reserved as he is) - Krystle Warren, born in Kansas City and recently arrived in France.
The four had mutual friends, and after a few try-outs in the studio and a misunderstanding about a certain Alice / Juliette Lewis (a story that makes them all laugh even today) a real synergy came to pass, with Joon Moon the result - both in the studio and on stage.
Their first EP Chess, released late 2015, showcases a mix of precise and impressive pop and soul arrangements, hinting that the album due in 2016 will be an exciting discovery, joyfully crashing through numerous musical barriers.
A word of warning though - the siren-like voice of Krystle Warren may have you addicted to Joon Moon before you know it!
"Warren's voice is an extraordinary instrument, murmuring with tenderness at times, growling with intensity at others. It vividly recalls Nina Simone in its depth and smokiness, as well as John Martyn and (Jeff) Buckley in terms of virtuosic variety." - The Guardian
JOON MOON TOUR
3/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Bardot, School Night
3/15 - France Rocks/Bureau Export @ Trinity Hall at Old School / 9:00 pm
3/16 - KCRW's Official Night Showcase @ 3TEN ACL Live / 10:00 pm
3/17 - SXSW- Frye presents FryeDays, powered by NoiseTrade @ Swan Dive / 12:00 pm