Dion Lunadon's (of A Place To Bury Strangers, The D4) issues his eponymous solo debut album on Agitated Records. The 11-track collection was recorded over a three-month period in Brooklyn, New York and features contributions from drummers Robi Gonzalez (APTBS) and Blaze Bateh (Bambara) plus select mixing by Chris Woodhouse (Mayyors, Ty Segall, The Intelligence, Thee Oh Sees).
From cutting his teeth back home in New Zealand as a member of The D4 to his current role as bassist of Brooklyn-based A Place to Bury Strangers, Dion has played in some form of a rock & roll band his entire life. During a short break in touring with APTBS, Lunadon had a rush of inspiration in the form of a creative spasm – a neurotic impulse to make a batch of songs and do it right then and right there. What resulted is quite a jump away from his work in APTBS and draws more influence from bands like Toy Love and The Gun Club, as well as New Zealand unknowns such as Gestalt and Supercar.
For example: "With 'Fire' I wanted wild and heavy guitars with heavy sentiment in the first vocal line to match. Something that grabs you and demands attention. Not background music," Lunadon explains of the track.