TUNE MUNA - Winterbreak
Focus Date: 6th May 2016
Label: National Anthem
EP Name: The Loudspeaker EP
EP Release Date: 6th May 2016
Where From: Los Angeles
‘Winterbreak’ is the first single taken from MUNA’s debut, The Loudspeaker EP, which will arrive on May 6th via National Anthem (HAIM/CHVRCHES/Bird Dog) in the UK. The 4-track collection features "Winterbreak" along with "Loudspeaker", "So Special" and "Promise". It's a concise collection of songs that perfectly showcases the band's ear for crafting indelible dark pop.
It was one night in the fall of 2013 when USC classmates Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson were hanging out in the dorms and began playing music together for the first time. With Maskin and McPherson on guitar and Gavin on her MIDI keyboard, the trio wrote what would become the first song from the band they’d later name MUNA. After recording a sketch of the song, Gavin worked her Ableton magic to bring the track to its full synth-pop glory, crafting an emotionally raw but resplendently layered sound that is still at the heart of MUNA’s music today.
Now set to release their debut EP on National Anthem MUNA continue to record their vocals and guitar parts in their bedrooms and self-produce all of their music. Apart from enlisting the mixing duties of Dan Grech-Marguerat (Lana Del Rey, Wolf Alice, Radiohead), the band created the EP on their own, with McPherson and Gavin heading up its production.