Sunset Rollercoaster

Sunset Rollercoaster

Sunset Rollercoaster is a 6-piece synth-pop band from Taiwan, including members: Tseng Kuo-Hung (vocal / guitar), Chen Hung-Li (bass), Lo Tsun-Lung (drum), Wang Shao-Hsuan (keyboard), Huang Shih-Wei (drum pads / percussion) and Huang Hao-Ting (Saxophone). The band is known for their 80s style of breezy and chilled out music with incredible live performances. Being one of the most romantic bands from Asia, fans nicknamed the band’s genre as “pregnantal rock.”

The band’s debut album “Bossa Nova” was self-released in 2011, with immediate critical acclaim. After majorly touring in Asia, including playing at Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, the band went on a hiatus, where each member focused on other musical projects.

In 2015, Sunset Rollercoaster reunited and released the ground-breaking EP “Jinji Kikko” in the following year. The band then toured around Asia with sold out shows in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan. They also went on the first US tour, in which the band played at SummerStage Festival in Central Park.

The band’s latest full-length album “Cassa Nova” was released in 2018, followed by a world tour in Asia, North America and Europe. In the same year, Sunset Rollercoaster joined Rogue Agency and ATC Live to expand its touring presence.

With more than 7,000,000 plays on streaming platforms and being featured on Audiotree, Boston Herald, ResidentAdvisor and Bandcamp, Sunset Rollercoaster is ready to take off in 2019 with a new EP and a new round of world tour.

Described as a cross between tUnE-yArDs and Anna Calvi, Arthur Moon is the moniker of composer/singer Lora-Faye Ashuvud, whose unconventional, polymathic approach to songwriting is at once familiar and disconcerting.

With a background in folk music, Arthur Moon takes references from her childhood — an intentionally out-of-tune banjo, or a familiar refrain — and explodes them through the filter of electronic pop to make something totally unique: vocoder translating Eastern European plainsong, electronic polyrhythm meeting playground taunt.

She writes lyrics using cut-up newspaper and magazine articles, and describes the process of composing as similarly collage-like. “On the best days it feels like playing Exquisite Corpse – except only with myself,” she laughs. A rare multi-instrumentalist and composer who doesn’t read music, her metier is what she calls “incorrect music” and “odd theory”— music that feels good and strange in equal measure. (She also hosts “Odd Theory,” a show with New York Public Radio’s New Sounds.

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