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Mansions on the Moon

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Mansions on the Moon
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active2010–2017
  • Ted Wendler
  • Jeff Maccora
  • Lane Shaw
Past members
  • Ben Hazlegrove

Mansions on the Moon was an American band from Los Angeles, California.[1]



The group was formed 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.[2]

In 2010, the group released the debut mixtape, Paradise Falls, presented by Diplo and DJ Benzi.[3] Hypetrak called the group one of the "most interesting recording artists to have emerged this year."[4] Paradise Falls includes collaborations with Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) and Big Gigantic, among others.[5] Pharrell Williams served as executive producer on the group's 2012 EP, Lightyears.[6][7]

The group has produced official remixes for Foster the People and Zee Avi,[8] and produced the Mac Miller track "PA Nights" on the album Blue Slide Park.[9] In 2011, the group joined Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller on the Green Carpet Tour.[10] In 2012, the group played South by Southwest and the Lightyears Tour, and charted on Billboard's Next Big Sound.[8][11]

In 2013, the group released the Full Moon EP. It featured collaborations with Zee Avi, Codi Caraco, and Paper Diamond.[12] The group's Full Moon EP was followed up in 2014 by the self-titled album, Mansions on the Moon.[13] According to bassist, Jeff Maccora, many of the songs on the album were inspired by the group's move to Los Angeles.[14]

The group disbanded in 2017.[15] Frontman Ted Wendler is pursuing a solo career under the name Ted When.[16]



Current members

  • Ted Wendler - guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Lane Shaw - drums
  • Jeff Maccora - bass guitar, keyboards[2]

Former members

  • Ben Hazlegrove - keyboards, vocals



Studio albums

  • Mansions on the Moon (2014)[13]


  • Paradise Falls (2010)[3]


  • Lightyears (2012)[7]
  • Full Moon (2013)[12]
  • Lost and Found (2013)[17]





Guest appearances



  1. ^ Greene, Jacob (December 21, 2011). "Being a Brady Bunch: An Interview With Mansions On The Moon". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Haithcoat, Rebecca. "Mansions on the Moon Are a Musical Weed Brownie". LA Weekly. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Shamz (October 28, 2010). "Mansions on The Moon - Paradise Falls [Mixtape]". Okayplayer. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  4. ^ Kujundzic, Petar. "PREMIERE: Mansions On The Moon – Paradise Falls (Mixtape)". Hypetrak.
  5. ^ Botts, Alyssa. "Mansions on the Moon, Paradise Falls". Indie Shuffle.
  6. ^ Confusion (April 26, 2012). "Interview: Mansions On The Moon on Working With Pharrell and Being Labeled Chillwave". Complex. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Martin, Andrew (February 15, 2012). "EP: Mansions On The Moon "Lightyears"". Complex. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Pnuma Trio Offshoot Mansions on the Moon Announces Spring Tour Dates". Jambands. March 6, 2012.
  9. ^ "Mac Miller - PA Nights (Produced by Mansions on the Moon): New Chill Hip-hop". This Song Is Sick.
  10. ^ "Mansions on the Moon joins Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller on the Green Carpet Tour".
  11. ^ "Mansions On The Moon - Billboard Chart History". Billboard.
  12. ^ a b "Mansions On The Moon - Full Moon". The Music Ninja.
  13. ^ a b "Mansions On The Moon - self titled album". Earmilk.
  14. ^ "Industry doors open wide for Mansions on the Moon - Chicago Entertainment". Chicago Sun-Times. November 12, 2014. Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  15. ^ Nollen, Diana (December 22, 2022). "Experience Nashville before, after Music City Bowl". The Gazette. Retrieved February 8, 2023.
  16. ^ "Ted When Drops His Whimsical New Tune "Eyes Closed"". Wonderland. May 28, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2023.
  17. ^ "Mansions On The Moon – Lost And Found". Hypetrak. December 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  18. ^ Jefferson, Lauren (September 22, 2015). ""Don't Tell" Mansions on the Moon how good Ryan Lofty made his remix". Earmilk. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  19. ^ "Foster the People – Life on the Nickel (Mansions on the Moon Remix) : New Chill Electronic / Indie Remix". Thissongissick. October 27, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  20. ^ "Zee Avi – Concrete Wall (Mansions on the Moon Remix)". Hypetrak. February 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  21. ^ Reis, Colby (February 3, 2016). "[GDD™ PREMIERE] FRED FALKE – IT'S A MEMORY FT. ELOHIM, MANSIONS ON THE MOON (AMTRAC REMIX)". Gotta Dance Dirty. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  22. ^ McCarthy, Will (February 16, 2016). "Dancing Astronaut Premiere: Fred Falke – It's A Memory (Oliver Remix)". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  23. ^ Evans, Steph (February 11, 2016). "Chrome Sparks remixes Fred Falke's "It's A Memory" [Premiere]". Earmilk. Retrieved April 13, 2016.