Mansions on the Moon

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Mansions on the Moon
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Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Electronic, alternative hip hop, indie rock, synthpop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Associated acts Diplo
N*E*R*D
Pnuma Trio
Deadmau5
Washed Out
Big Gigantic
Website Official website
Members Ted Wendler
Ben Hazlegrove
Jeff Maccora
Lane Shaw

Mansions on the Moon is a band from Los Angeles, California with roots in Virginia Beach, VA whose music fuses diverse styles, sounds and influences from electronic music, hip-hop, indie rock, and pop.[1] Their sound incorporates "vocal harmonies", "midi-based production" and "live acoustic instrumentation." [2] Shay Haley and Chad Hugo have called the band, "the future of music".[1]

History[edit]

The group was formed in 2011 by Ted Wendler on guitar and vocals, Ben Hazlegrove on keyboards, and Lane Shaw on drums. Both Shaw and Hazlegrove were also members of Pnuma Trio.[1] Jeff Maccora joined the group in 2012.

Their first release, Paradise Falls (Presented by Diplo & DJ Benzi), garnered the attention of many prominent blogs and in 2011 hypetrak called them one of the "most interesting recording artists to have emerged this year."[2] Paradise Falls includes collaborations with Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) and Big Gigantic, among others.[3] The band has worked closely with members of N*E*R*D, and Pharrell Williams served as executive producer on their 2012 EP Lightyears.

The group has produced official remixes for Foster the People and Zee Avi,[4] and produced the Mac Miller track "PA Nights" on the album Blue Slide Park.[5] In 2011 the group joined Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller on the Green Carpet Tour, [6] and also performed at the SnowBall Music Festival. In 2012 they played South by Southwest and the Lightyears Tour.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Ted Wendler - guitar, keyboards, and vocals (2011 - present)
  • Ben Hazlegrove - keyboards and vocals(2011 - present)
  • Lane Shaw - drums (2011 - present)
  • Jeff Maccora - bass and keyboards (2012 - present)[1]

Discography[edit]

  • 2011 - Paradise Falls Mixtape (Presented and Produced by Diplo & DJ Benzi)
  • 2012 - Lightyears EP (Executive Producer - Pharrell Williams) [7]
  • 2013 - Full Moon [8]
  • 2013 - "Lost and Found" [9]
  • 2014 - "Mansions On The Moon" [10]

Notable Remixes by Mansions On The Moon[edit]

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