Moonlight Depot is the new-wave, electronic rock project of Ander Baizan and Carl Bernicker. Hailing from Houston and based out of Austin, Texas, the duo met while attending school at the University of Texas. The two seamlessly work together, bringing completely different elements to the table in terms of their songwriting and during performances. Just beginning to release music in 2022, they have has already amassed nearly 5,000 Spotify monthly listeners. The authentic essence of Moonlight Depot is simply described by a quote of theirs– “We’re not afraid to grow musically in front of everyone.”
Their latest release, a double single with tracks Color and All at Once was released July 6th, bringing Moonlight Depot’s total song count to five. Preceding this exciting achievement, Ander and Carl were faced with some serious adversity. Following a June 10th show at Empire Control Room, a technical error caused them to lose every single one of the dozens of tracks they had been working on, temporarily devastating the duo. However, they didn’t sit around for more than a day before facing the music of their current situation, making the admirable decision to say, “Well, what can we do?”, and move on to the next. In my opinion, that should make the release of their most recent singles that much more special.
The tracks are a super fun combo of upbeat and bright songs to accommodate all of the parties these two have been playing this summer! The production has continued to improve with each song Moonlight Depot has released, and it shows with Color already making its way to the duo’s top spot on the charts. Check out our Q&A below to learn a little more about how these guys met, when they started playing music together, and more. Support them by following their socials here!