Mansions on the Moon
Wednesday, July 11
Buzz words abound when the name Mansions on the Moon comes up. The words “emerging,” “chillwave,” and “Diplo” are only a few of the phrases that the relatively new band’s name evokes, but those words only help to distract from understanding their actual sound—a down-tempo mix of intergalactic pop and ambient rock. The three-piece band from Los Angeles—guitarist and vocalist Ted Wendler, Ben Hazlegrove on keyboards, and drummer Lane Shaw—have spent the last year touring, producing new tracks with N*E*R*D, and releasing a mixtape, “Paradise Falls,” which was produced and presented by Diplo and Benzi, and features a slew of prominent producers like Washed Out, the Junior Boys, Deadmau5, Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang, and Big Gigantic. That mixtape, as well as their first EP, Lightyears, are both available on MotM’s website as free downloads, so there is really no excuse not check out this up and coming band’s music before they make a stop at Soundlab on Wednesday (July 11). —cory perla
8pm Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (440-5907 / bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab). $12 advance, 16+.