The brainchild of The Strokes’ bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, Summer Moon is an ongoing collective of musicians currently featuring Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Camila Grey of Uh Huh Her and Noah Harmon of Airborne Toxic Event.
Fraiture has kept live shows to a minimum as he completes work on Summer Moon’s debut album, but despite this deliberate low-key launch the band has already managed to make its US TV debut on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" and notch up acclaimed performances in New York, Los Angeles and at SXSW, as well as opening for Father John Misty at the prestigious Summerstage Festival in Central Park.
With the hype and anticipation growing around Summer Moon’s next move, the band’s NME review perhaps best describes what to expect: “The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture leads New York underground supergroup Summer Moon, whose first song sounded like it’d been beamed from the future. ‘With You Tonight’, however, sounds more like the quartet have been sitting by azure seas, sipping cocktails from coconut shells. There are hints of New Order to its electro-funk undertones, alongside the sunny, trebly guitars of Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’ – an odd, but brilliant, combination.”