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. The band released their first official EP ‘Free to Fly’ in April 2015, which got them their first radio single “Holiday” along with a good online buzz...bloggers noting their catchy songs and their signature falsetto melodies.
They have released a few 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. “X” was a song that marked the end of 2015 and was the first Moons of Mars’ track to reach #1 on KROQ’s Locals Only with Kat Corbett.
Moons of Mars kicked off 2016 headlining School Night at Bardot in Hollywood as they celebrated the release and radio success of “X.” In the summer of 2016 the band released “Take It Easy” which has connected and reached the furthest on radio (KROQ, ALT 98.7FM and many other So Cal alternative radio stations) and landing on several Spotify playlists.
Since that time the band has performed in LA and continued to write. Moons of Mars’ most recent release (Dec 2016), “Na Na Na” debuted on KROQ 106.7FM at #1 on the Locals Only chart, and has stayed atop of the local charts into 2017.
The band recently signed a publishing deal and is hard at work preparing to release a new EP later this year. The first single will be available in the Summer.
2/28/17 - Slide Bar, Fullerton, CA
2/01/17 - Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA
6/21/16 - Hi Hat, Los Angeles, CA
4/08/16 - The SATELLITE, Los Angeles, CA
1/11/16 - It's a School Night!, Los Angeles, CA
Photo by Yoon Kim
Photo by Casey Curry
"...It's clear these brothers have the chops to find a following among the pop-obsessed masses..."
- Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands)