Los Angeles (via Virginia Beach) chillwave band Mansions on the Moon was formed by Ben Hazlegrove (keyboards), Jeff Maccora (bass), Lane Shaw (drums), and Ted Wendler (guitar, vocals).
Hazlegrove and Shaw were previously in the jazz-funk/fusion-inspired electronic act Pnuma Trio. The band debuted in 2010 with a mixtape, Paradise Falls, presented by Benzi and Diplo. The following year, the band toured as the opening act on Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller's Green Carpet Tour. Lightyears, an EP executive produced by Pharrell Williams, was released in 2012, highlighted by "Leaves Fall," a melodic amalgamation of soft rock and dream pop. ~ Andy Kellman