Lunic

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Lunic
Lunic Official
Background information
Birth name Kaitee Page
Origin New York
Genres Indie rock, electropop
Instruments vocals, guitar, keyboards, viola, violin, piano, bass, electronic drums
Years active 2005-present[1]
Website lunic.co

Lunic is award-winning songwriter, singer, electronic musician, & multi-instrumentalist Kaitee Page. A classically trained violist/violinist, Lunic fuses contemporary and classical instrumentation with electronic music composition. Lunic's most recent album, "Future Sex Drama", is a blend of dark ethereal synthpop and electronic rock similar to Metric, The xx, Lights, or Ladytron. "Glossy enough for the dance floor but retaining that sinister edge."[2] Originally from New York, Lunic is currently based in Dallas, Texas.

In March 2008 Lunic became the third UK artist (17th artist worldwide) to raise $50,000 on European crowd-sourcing website Sellaband.[3] Page used the money to record Lunic's second full-length album, Lovethief, in NY with producer Peter Denenberg and mastering engineer Ted Jensen.[4][5] Lovethief was released 14 May 2009 and Lunic was subsequently interviewed by Good Morning America and the New York Times regarding fan-funded albums.[6][7]

Lunic has played hundreds of shows throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, & Italy[8] Her live performance has been described as, "a psychedelic display of lyric poetry in the form of an understated, powerful show."[9] In 2012, Lunic opened for Lights at Envol et-Macadam in Quebec City, Canada,[10] Moby at Larkfest in Albany, NY,[6][11][12]Youngblood Hawke in Clifton Park, NY[13]Mindless Self Indulgence in Albany, NY, Company of Thieves at Revolution Hall in Troy, NY,[14] Public Image Ltd. in Albany, NY, as well as Creed at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.[15]

Beginning and formation[edit]

Lunic Official Photo 2014

Kaitee Page, born in upstate New York, attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and moved to Los Angeles in 2003. Her experience as a performer began as an electric violinist and keyboard player in various LA-based pop/rock bands, most notably the Australian pop rock band Porcelain signed to Universal Records.[16] Page also studied acting at Playhouse West School & Repertory Theater while living in Los Angeles and has appeared in various short films, commercials, & plays.

Page began writing songs in 2005 after seeing the alt. rock band Muse perform live at Coachella Music Festival while simultaneously residing in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. In 2006, Page left Porcelain amicably in order to pursue a songwriting career. In 2007 she relocated to London, and spent the next 7 years touring, traveling the world, writing new music, and studying Spanish, French, & German. Much of the inspiration for her writing is derived from her travels. To date, she has visited 25 countries.

Page coined the band name Lunic in early 2006 while visiting London. Inspiration was derived from the fact that the word "lunic" did not exist in any language, except when written with specific accents; l'únic (Catalan) and lúnic (Galician) both translate to English as "the only" or "the one."[17][better source needed] Similarly, the Spanish and French words for "moon" are luna and lune.[18][better source needed] Thus, the word "lunic" evokes mystery as well as images of the moon, space, femininity, uniqueness, individuality, lunacy, and all things cyclical.[19]

In 2009 Page returned to upstate NY to take care of her ailing father after he suffered a massive stroke. A year later, she relocated to Manhattan.

In 2013, Page moved to Dallas, TX to begin writing/recording her fourth studio album.

Style[edit]

Lunic Music 2014

Lunic's first release, in 2006, was a collection of piano-based alternative songs called The Uglylights (demos),[20] written & recorded in California, followed quickly by the EP Splinter, recorded in London in just 3 days. They were followed up in 2009 by Lunic’s first fan-funded album titled Lovethief written & recorded in upstate NY.[21] In 2012, she released Future Sex Drama, a full-length written & recorded in Germany & New York City, originally described as “sultry, ethereal synthpop” by Lunic herself. She has also released 6 digital singles on iTunes throughout the years.[22]

On Future Sex Drama, Lunic begins taking her first steps as co-producer alongside Peter Denenberg, bringing together the experimentation behind her early work and a cutting edge pop aesthetic.

Each album tackles a different set of influences and styles. Lunic is known for dabbling in different genres. Her newest album, Future Sex Drama, incorporates influences as wide as The xx, Ladytron, Metric, and Placebo drawing from genres like electropop, new wave, synthpop, darkwave, alternative, and art-rock. This approach has allowed the project to remain flexible and evolving.

For live performances, Lunic regularly performs with a live drummer and/or various accompanying musicians.

Lunic's recent work has been compared to The xx and Portishead, "Lunic make(s) distinctive and sultry psychedelic indie with hints of downbeat British electronica acts The xx and Portishead, mournful dashes of violin and melodic lead guitar flourishes." -NXNE[23] She describes her work as “a sensual, cathartic escape.”

Discography[edit]

Lunic Official Band Phot 2012

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Kaitee Page of Lunic on stage at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, April 2012[8]

Songwriting awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lunic - Celebrating 10 Years of Making Music". Youtube. Retrieved 2015-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Sonicbids Spotlight: Lunic (New York, NY)". CMJ. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Lunic - Lovethief". sellaband.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Peter Denenberg". Peter Denenberg. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  5. ^ "Sterling Discography". Albumcredits.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Bands, fans bypass record labels". Times Union. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  7. ^ Stross, Randall (2010-04-03). "Web Sites Are Helping Music Groups Raise Money". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ a b "Official Lunic Website". Lunicmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  9. ^ "LAUNCH Music Festival and Conference Day 2 Recap". TriStateIndie.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  10. ^ "Envol et-Macadam Line up 2012". EnvoletMacadam.com. 2012-09-07. 
  11. ^ "Moby To Headline WEQX Stage At 'LarkFest'". AllAccess.com. 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  12. ^ August 11, 2009 at 11:19 am by Steve Barnes, senior writer (2009-08-11). "Moby headlining LarkFest - Arts Talk - Capital Region arts and entertainment news - timesunion.com - Albany NY". Blog.timesunion.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  13. ^ "Who's coming here soon". Times Union. 
  14. ^ "Discover Events, Shows & Things To Do - Times Union". Web.timesunion.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  15. ^ August 12, 2009 at 10:43 am by Steve Barnes, senior writer (2009-08-12). "Creed at SPAC, 8/11/09 - You Review - Capital Region concert and performance reviews - timesunion.com - Albany NY". Blog.timesunion.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  16. ^ "Porcelain". ArtRetriever. 1997-09-07. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  17. ^ "Wikipedia". Wikipedia.org. 
  18. ^ "Wikipedia". Wikipedia.org. 
  19. ^ "Lunic – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at". Last.fm. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  20. ^ "iTunes". iTunes. 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  21. ^ "Kaitee Page". sellaband.com.com. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  22. ^ a b "iTunes Artist Store". iTunes. 
  23. ^ "NXNE 2012 | June 11 – 17 | TORONTO CANADA » Schedule". Nxne.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  24. ^ a b "Peter Denenberg". Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Livingston Recording Studios London". Livingstonstudios.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  26. ^ a b c d e "Last.FM Artist Store". Last.FM. 
  27. ^ "International Songwriting Competition". songwritingcompetition.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  28. ^ "John Lennon Songwriting Contest". jlsc.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  29. ^ "Envol et Macadam PlanetRox Competition". EnvolEtMacadam.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  30. ^ "Eco Arts Awards". EcoArtsAwards.com. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  31. ^ "John Lennon Songwriting Contest". Jlsc.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  32. ^ John, The (2010-08-09). "The John Lennon Songwriting Contest: FINALIST UPDATE: Lunic to release new single!". Jlscblog.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

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