Carlos Hernandez is the son of a ’70s New York soul DJ. After a detour playing in punk and noise projects, he returned to his soul roots and formed Ava Luna, a band of three girls and three guys, to explore a sound that combines all those ideas.
New York natives six strong, their Spector-esque girl-group harmonies are interwoven with funk, noise, and pop to create an aural headrush that will travel directly down to your feet, which should begin dancing. They've played with bands like Twin Sister, Toro y Moi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Stepkids, Cadence Weapon, Caveman, Memoryhouse, and countless others, as well as an extensive European tour in 2010. They've been featured on NPR, Nylon Mag, CMJ, and noted as one of L Magazine's 8 bands to watch. Effortless in their compositions and unforgettable in their live performances, Ava Luna is at the very vanguard of modern pop itself, bending it to their own uncompromising will. Their proper debut LP comes out Feb 28th on Infinite Best Recordings.