Moons of Mars is an indie pop duo from Los Angeles. Brothers born and raised with an affinity for music, Mario Polanco is the lead vocalist, and writes while Giovan Polanco writes, produces, sings and plays guitar. They have released a several singles, all of which have gained traction and received solid air play on LA’s premier alternative rock stations. “Poolside” was the first of the singles to debut on KROQ and was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist garnering several thousands of new ears. In the summer of 2016 the band released “Take It Easy” which reached the furthest on radio (KROQ, ALT 98.7FM and many other So Cal alternative radio stations) and landed on several Spotify playlists.
In September 2017, the band released the “I’ll Make My Money Dreaming” EP; NYLON named the lead single as “the perfect summer single...” and 4 of the 5 tracks were featured on several Spotify playlists. The band celebrated the release with a month long residency at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA presented by KROQ 106.7FM. In November, their track ‘Holiday’ was featured on MTV’s “Are you The One?” on season 6, episode 11.
2018 was a year of writing and refocusing. The band released “Glowing Like Gold” during the year which would be a hint of the new vision, the songwriting and melodies would be shaped by the formidable Southern California landscape where they grew up. “Kiss You” produced by Giovan and Brent Kutzle (One Republic, Beyoncé, U2) is the latest single due out on 2/8/19.
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"...It's clear these brothers have the chops to find a following among the pop-obsessed masses..."
- Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands)