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Ventura, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF | AFTRA

Ventura, California, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Alternative Grunge




"Ears Wide Open"

Moonily are the Ventura-born, L.A.-based trio of singer-guitarist Marissa Trujillo, bassist Safaa Kaderi and drummer Alison Berry, who make art-rock perfect for long walks on the lunar surface (find that in somebody’s dating profile).

Begun as Trujillo’s solo project, Moonily formally introduced its present incarnation last year by releasing the single “Land Mermaid.” Today brought the release of the trio’s debut album, “Phase One.”

Theirs is an eerie, ambient sound marked by heavy drumming, looped guitar and incantational vocals. Trujillo doesn’t let things get tangled up in words; in “Current,” for instance, she simply repeats, “Let’s get on with our lives.” It adds up to a hypnotic allure not unlike another in L.A.’s orbit, Warpaint.

Take “Eli” for a ride on your magical mystic tour. - Buzzbands LA

"Moonily Talk Favorite Moons, Aliens, And Their Debut LP ‘Phase One’"

Los Angeles, CA dream-grunge band Moonily just released their debut LP Phase One - we talk to them about the record, their favorite moon phases, aliens, and how to make music during the apocalypse.

Back in the brighter times of a year ago, Moonily played a couple demos for me, and I couldn’t help but marvel at how sinister their low end sounded, as if the dreamy melodies were luring me into the abyss. Fast forward to the end of 2020, and now that we are all in Hell and those demos have become cornerstones of their just-dropped debut album Phase One, the effect is akin to being pulled out of the darkness and into the light.

Moonily started as a solo phone-recorded project by guitarist/vocalist Marissa Trujillo in 2016, but has since evolved into a trio conjuring spacey magic with Safaa Kaderi on bass and Alison Berry on drums. Hopefully you caught them shaking the walls at venues like The Hi-Hat and The Factory back when shows were still a thing. Either way, grab a drink or a smoke, throw on the headphones and let Phase One pull you to the dark side of Moonily. - Be in a Band or Die


Land Mermaid

Honey Tea

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Moonily is a 90s influenced art/dream grunge trio from Ventura and Los Angeles, CA formed in 2016 as a solo project by frontwoman Marissa Trujillo. The early days of Moonily can be found on SoundCloud, phone recordings of looped guitar and bass with vocals recorded over; simple and imperfect but dark and dreamy. Today Moonily consists of Trujillo on guitar/vocals, Safaa Kaderi on bass and Alison Berry on drums. Made up of heavy drums and a driving bass, the intricate melodies of the guitar creates an almost fairy-like ambiance. Listening will make you fall in love with the Moon.

 Moonily’s first single ‘Land Mermaid’ came out July 2019 and their first full length album ‘Phase One’ is out December 2020.

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