By Mike Romero
Doe is the musical project of Luna Lune’s Tessa Barton and Better Taste Bureau’s Mason Brewer, combining Barton’s signature, raspy-souled vocal stylings with Brewer’s electronic production expertise. Their debut EP dropped unexpectedly on February 5th, 2016 – preceded only by the release of the lead single “We Are” a month prior.
While Doe was initially thought only to be a temporary side project – given the fact that both groups were still gigging earlier this year and landing spots in public service announcements and magazines like Vox – Luna Lune announced that their February 22nd show would be “the last one for a while,” placing the band on an indefinite hiatus. A review from The Oswegonian (The State University of New York’s student newspaper) confirmed the fact that Doe was intended to be more than a one-off project.
“With plans for a future, full-length album in the works and plenty of shows ahead of them, Doe’s debut provides listeners with the perfect sample of work for the future that is sure to come,” wrote The Oswegonian’s Riley Ackley. Since February, Doe has made appearances at several major music events in Utah, including the Bonanza Campout in Heber and USU’s Logan City Limits (more on that event here).
Hot off the heels of their first few performances, Doe has released a music video for the acoustic version of their song, “Pulse,” from the debut EP. If the EP wasn’t convincing enough, the new music video shows that both Barton and Brewer are investing a significant amount of time and effort in the project. Doe’s in it for the long haul.