Mansions on the Moon holds the rare distinction of being able to say that it's been backed by the likes of Pharrell Williams and Shay Haley and also opened for Wiz Khalifa. Few indie acts can make that kind of claim. Such opportunities undoubtedly came about because of Mansions on the Moon's lush songwriting, which has obvious roots in early-'80s R&B and soul while not trying too hard to cop some vibe from yesteryear. Based in Los Angeles, the act should appeal to fans of bands like Cut Copy, who will surely appreciate the trio's forays into deep melodic atmospheres. Mansions on the Moon's 2010 mixtape, Paradise Falls, included remix contributions largely from hip-hop artists like Diplo and Chiddy Bang. This year, the group is touring in support of its latest EP, Lightyears.
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