The excellent Russian alternative punk rock band Louna return with their second English language album full of melodic, fired-up and engaging tracks that bring you all the way into the bands sonic foundations and strong worldview.
Panopticon features 10 of the best songs from their We Are Louna and Brave New World Russian albums, with text adapted into English by Travis Leake in collaboration with Dan Korneff (Paramore, Papa Roach, etc.). Each song on the album has been updated with additional instrumentation and have been remixed and remastered to reflect the band’s truest vision for each song after having performed them live to over one hundred thousand fans across Russia and Eastern Europe. New live performance effects by T.A.T.U. producer Ivan Killar have been integrated into the album versions of Louna’s songs for the first time ever, and will provide listeners with a truly unparalleled listening experience.
Louna is one of the most successful and well-known modern rock bands in Russia. Their current tour of over 30 cities which is currently nearing completion sold out nearly every venue, their Moscow show having sold out within days. Louna is the only currently existing rock band from Russia to have toured in the US with any major international artist. Their 2013 tour in support of The Pretty Reckless took the band to 26 different cities and resulted in universal praise by American rock journalists and fans.
Note: The Panopticon is a type of institutional building and a system of control designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. Wikipedia
01. Shadow Kingdoms | 02. Spring | 03. Homeland | 04. Searching | 05. 1984 | 06. Hearts Of Steel | 07. Rise | 08. With You | 09. Warrior’s Way | 10. Brave New World
Track 1 – Feat. Craig Mabbit and Kevin Thrasher of Escape The Fate
Additional instrumentation by Ivan Killar
Mastered by Alexey Kuznetsov at Astalavista Studio, Moscow, Russia
Produced by Travis Leake
Cover art by Andrey Uvarov
Lousine Gevorkian – Vocals | Vitaly Demidenko – Bass | Rouben Kazariyan – Guitar | Sergey Ponkratiev – Guitar | Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky – Drums