Music

CMJ PREVIEW: Ava Luna

by Gregorio Vincent

In an alternate world somewhere, the Ronettes developed three crushes – one for James Chance, one for David Byrne, and one for Aphex Twin – and they all decided to form a band. Yes, sometimes the electro noise-punk would drown out the gospel croons, and sometimes the soaring harmonies would make the post-dance beats sullen, but somehow they made it work.

The boys & girls in Ava Luna probably couldn’t have met but in a New York public high school, and by no means should they have ended up all in one band. But so it goes.

Carlos sings and writes the tunes; Felicia, Becca and Anna do vocal harmonies and dance steps; Nathan plays jagged synth-noise lines, Ethan plays bass and Julian plays the drums.

You will be able to catch Ava Luna and many more artists at The Couch Sessions’ very own CMJ showcase, “The Circus” Tonight at Drom NYC. It’s free for badge holders and $10 for non badge holders. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here.