Where the desert meets the forest is the land Haunted Summer inhabits – called by many things, the chaparral biome is the lush arid landscape of Los Angeles, that gives rise to a rare musical harmony. Mixing LA-trademark harmonious psych-rock with an even more decadent stream of folk dream pop, song sorcerers & husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody & John Seasons create rapturously organic tracks from the truth of the heart.
Hailed by internationally loved Highland Park venue The Hi Hat, their premiere EP "Something In The Water" has been on display since 2017. In 2018, an apex of Moody & Seasons immersive sounds congealed into the release of their debut LP "Spirit Guides". The album accentuates the underwater qualities that blossom within their sound palette – a true shoegaze expedition through beautifully ambient lands. "Sour Grapes" is a blissful treasure of the rarest form, as are even some of the fuzzier & heavier tracks such as "Every Step" – amplifying the heat but keeping the air & pressure cool.
Haunted Summer's forthcoming 2nd LP "Whole", recorded with Grammy winning producer Be Hussey, discovered a chillness & a lightness that breaks into a new realm of palatability. It is as peaceful as the quaintest dwelling, yet harmonically challengingly & interesting in the abstract elevated moods, that can enchant & take you over. The tones on "Whole" create a space that a folk orchestra might initiate inside of a wooden dome – the resonate sounds of Topanga acts like Spirit, Linda Perhacs, America, Simon & Garfunkel & the misty Brian Wilson percussion & arrangements. A pantheon of pure aesthetic melancholy, meant to harmonize the chaos.
"Whole" was inspired by friends and fans the band had met while touring, and also by growth and loss. The title song "Whole (A Song for Taylor)" is about Bridgette Moody's formative friend and former band mate who passed away in 2018. The concept of the album impresses upon reaching one's full capacity through pain, loss and love. The album, coming out on Cleopatra Records in 2020, will be followed by a 40-date National US tour and a European tour.