Arthur Moon Explores Queer Failure in “Homonormo”, Debut LP out 8/2 + Oh Land Tour

Arthur Moon – the Brooklyn avant-pop group fronted by Lora-Faye Åshuvud along with collaborators Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal, Wyclef Jean) and Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life) – just announced a self-titled debut album, out on vinyl in July via Vinyl Me, Please and everywhere August 2. Today, BlackBook shared the explosive new single from the album, Homonormo just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month, ahead of their upcoming fall tour with Oh Land.

Stream “Homonormo

“While writing ‘Homonormo’ I was thinking a lot about what it is that we have to gain when we fail at living within some prescribed definition of ‘success’ or ‘normalcy,’” explains Lora-Faye. “If we ‘settle down’ do my partner and I become a part of some respectability politics nightmare, where gay people are only OK if they mimic the structures of straight society? Do we further alienate everyone who doesn’t want that/doesn’t fit that/can’t do that? Do we leave those communities behind as “dis-respectable,” denied rights, denied freedoms, denied safety?”

Previous singles “I Feel Better,” “Standing Wave” and “Wait a Minute” from the record gave listeners a taste for Lora-Faye’s deconstructed pop music, which celebrates “incorrect music” and  the queer impulse: breaking the rules, and finding the power that comes from doing things “wrong” by celebrating it, owning it, making it the center of the music.

Catch Arthur Moon on tour with Oh Land & stay tuned for more to come!

Tour Dates w/ Oh Land

9/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House

9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe

9/26: Washington, DC @ The Miracle Theater

9/27: Chicago, IL @ SPACE

10/20: Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater

10/21: Portland, OR @ The Church Concert Hall

10/23: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater

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