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Dion Lunadon

Dion Lunadon (of A Place To Bury Strangers) shares single from debut LP

In the spaces between world-wide tours as bassist for A Place To Bury Strangers, Dion Lunadon spends time writing and recording his own solo material.  The results of those efforts will culminate in an 11 track self-titled debut album he recorded over a three-month period in Brooklyn.  The album and preview track “Fire” (streaming below) features contributions from sometimes APTBS drummer Robi Gonzalez and guitarist Blaze Bateh from Bambara on select tracks.  With live unprocessed drumming, Farfisa organ, distorted guitar bursts and Dion’s descending bassline, a noisy hybrid of punk, 60’s garage and psychedelia come together on “Fire.”  The title line chorus shares a spiritual connection with Arthur Brown’s 1968 hit of the same name.  The mood here is much heavier though, with lyrics that go “So stressed out from the negative vibes, it sounds like the truth but you know it’s a lie.”  Melodic guitar lines appear in places, adding a more traditional rock structure. The self-titled debut album will be released on June 9th via Agitated Records and will be available via his Bandcamp page. - Dave Cromwell


NYC Artist on the Rise: Dion Lunadon plays Palisades tomorrow (02.04)

Fast drums, distorted guitars and melodic vocals barely floating on top of the noise - it's the rock'n'roll equivalent of a BLT, you just can't go wrong with it. That is, in a few words, what Dion Lunadon's band does when he's not busy playing the bass for A Place to Bury Strangers or Flower of Evil. Dion unveiled just one track so far, the streaming "Com/Broke," to be released in vinyl on February 16th, but - most importantly - already has booking representation through Paradigma, which is a great asset for a new band. If this sonic BLT is your cup of tea, don't miss the band's show at Palisades tomorrow (02.04) - it should be a good one. 

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best punky songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


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