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EX LUNA
LOCATION:Brooklyn, NY 11211
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EX LUNA is NYC-born producer, songwriter and musician, J.

(Project LAFAYETTE) was composed during a Kerouac road trip through the birthplace of the Mississippi Delta blues, landing in the heart of Cajun-Zydeco music:  Lafayette, Louisiana.   Leaving home inWilliamsburg, Brooklyn, New York in October 2014, J. found himself broke, busted and stranded in New Orleans.  Following the fate of a New Orleans coin-toss and a blinding, roadside thunderstorm, J. landed in Lafayette, Louisiana, and lived for a month in a communal room at a Cajun music bar and hostel.  Welcomed by legendary Cajun musicians, and generous, inspiring swamp-born locals, J. learned first-hand about Cajun and Zydeco music, history and culture. 

These new friends rented J. the “Magical Factory" on Simcoe Avenue:  an industrial complex and home toartists, sculpture studios, an indoor skate park and a convenience store with cheap Cajun food, cheaperliquor but sturdy bars on the windows.  

EX LUNA recorded (Project LAFAYETTE) at the Magical Factory from November-December 2014, in a lime-green “reverb room” using nothing more than a laptop, a four-track Fostex cassette recorder, a broken Fastrack-Pro, one Sure SM-57 microphone, and whichever guitar wasn’t yet pawned

(Project LAFAYETTE) is EX LUNA’s expression of the enlightenment that J. experienced on the road:  from the struggle of simply finding food, shelter and purpose amongst endless billboard ads, chain stores and fast-food franchises, and the frustration of dusty, boarded and abandoned main streets in the heart of the Delta south, to the miracles witnessed only by the deprived and abandoned:  a stranger sharing his last smoke, a swarm of ladybugs in a quiet room offered selflessly by a stranger, a smile by a cashier non-judgmentally offering to pay that extra $1.19 you thought you had for whiskey

J. went down south to learn the blues.  And J. wound up living the blues. 

(Project LAFAYETTE) is being pre-released independently and freely on freemusicarchive.org:  the Creative Commons, free music website curated by legendary independent radio stations such as New York City’sWFMU and Seattle’s KXEP.  

A fully-mastered release of EX LUNA (Project LAFAYETTE), containing bonus materiawill be released soon.  

Freaks for tomorrow.  Freaks for today. 

EX LUNA 


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Singles

EX LUNA - "Serial" (01:53)
EX LUNA - "Serial" (01:53)
EX LUNA - "There's A Policeman In All Our Heads (And He Must Be Destroyed)" (01:50)
EX LUNA - "There's A Policeman In All Our Heads (And He Must Be Destroyed)" (01:50)
EX LUNA - "Yo, I Got Some Funky Taste (Project LAFAYETTE)" (02:06)
EX LUNA - "Yo, I Got Some Funky Taste (Project LAFAYETTE)" (02:06)

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