Venus and the Moon – a Los Angeles-based band comprising Rain Phoenix and Frally Hynes–threw a single release show at The Bootleg Theater to promote “Marry Me,” a folk song that echoes old Nashville and mystical psychedelia alike. Alongside Chris Stills and Kenneth Brian, the duo delivered haunting performances, including their first singles "Albatross" and "Hungry Ghost."
Keeping the spirit of celebration, Venus and the Moon took the scenic Mojave desert as the filming site for the music video of "Marry Me" that same week, drawing the spirit of feminine mystique of classical Roman goddesses and the cosmos that gives name to their act.
Singer/songwriter mavens Hynes and Phoenix both hail from heavily music-driven backgrounds, adding depth and fluidity to their work. Phoenix’s early immersion in the Hollywood music scene included her performing at age six with folk-rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Hollywood Bowl. Hynes, originally from Australia, split her time between Nashville and Los Angeles, writing lyrics and honing her piano skills, eventually recording a record in 2010.
Their debut album Brother, Son is scheduled to be released on July 15 by Mother May I Records, preceded by a record release show on July 13 at The Hotel Café in Hollywood.
For more information, visit venusandthemoon.net.
Text by Leehae Choee; Photo by Paula Tripodi
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