Female-fronted international rock phenomenon LOUNA is poised to take over the American hard-rock scene with their new album, Behind A Mask, in-stores and available online April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED. Today, the band releases their new tracks ‘Business’ and ‘Mama’ via iTunes and Amazon. Download the tracks at the links below!
You can pre-order Behind a Mask now at Amazon.com. iTunes links for pre-order will be coming soon.
LOUNA has a brand new music video for the track ‘Business’ coming soon. Today, CraveOnline.com has exclusively revealed the brand new teaser video for the track. You can view the teaser at this link. The full music video for ‘Business’ is one of the most expensive and elaborate productions in Russian music history according to the film company, InnerVision.
Behind A Mask will open the eyes and ears of the American rock music scene by showcasing the pure blistering talent of LOUNA and the soaring vocals of the band’s lead singer Lousine “Lou” Gevorkian (in a world that has become immersed in autotune and over-production, Behind A Mask boasts true musical talent with only 10-15 seconds of vocal correction on the entire 45-minute record). Behind A Mask features 10 of the band’s best songs from their first two albums and have been painstakingly adapted into English by American producer and lyricist Travis Leake (the SLoT). The album was mixed by renowned producer/engineer Dan Korneff (Breaking Benjamin, The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, Paramore) and mastering duties were handled by the legendary Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound, New York.
No other rock group from Russia has exploded onto the music scene quite as rapidly as LOUNA. The band is the winner of the 2009 “Best New Artist of the Year” Russian Alternative Music Prize (RAMP), 2011 “Rock Song of the Year” Nashe Award and the 2012 “Female Vocalist of the Year” Nashe Award. LOUNA’s reputation extends beyond their musicality to include the focus of their personal passions as found in their lyrics and actions. They are the most commercially successful rock band of the modern protest movement (of which Pussy Riot has become the most internationally renowned). They donated their song “The Time of X” to the White Album project raising funds for Pussy Riot’s support and defense. MTV USA came to Moscow in October of 2012 and featured LOUNA in an upcoming documentary about protest music around the world called “Rebel Music”, which should air in the fall of 2013 on MTVU nationwide.
They released their first album, “Let’s Get Louder” in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, “Fight Club” and “Let’s Get Louder” reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with “Fight Club” remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks and also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA was nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. Their second album, “The Time of X,” released in February of 2012 has already produced a #1 single, “Mama,” and their most recent single “People Looking Up” entered the Russian charts in the top 10.
|Lou Gevorkian (vocals)
Vitaly Demidenko (bass)
Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)
Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)
Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)
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***Behind A Mask and the single ‘Mama’ were originally slated for release through RDR via Rocket Science Ventures/The Orchard, with the original album release date as April 23, 2013. Due to a new deal signed by Red Decade Records LLC with Membran Entertainment Group/Sony RED, the single (as well as any other past or future LOUNA release) is no longer available through RDR via RSV/Orchard and is now available online via iTunes and Amazon through MEG/ RED. Behind A Mask will now be released via MEG/RED on April 30, 2013 in the U.S. and Canada. All future Red Decade Records LLC releases will be released through MEG/RED as well. Red Decade Records LLC apologizes for any confusion regarding this release and feels that this new partnership with Membran Entertainment will allow LOUNA and our other artists to reach more people in a more effective manner.