An unusual pairing of modern singer-songwriter lyricism with a rhythmic electronic underscore, Moonly is an alt-pop project from the greater Seattle area led by Dimitri Pinto. Although influenced by artists such as Coldplay, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Weezer, it is Moonly’s introspective lyrics laid against a soundscape of lush electronic textures that excuse it from an “indie-rock” label.
Dimitri grew up in a household where any form of art was encouraged. Both of his parents are successful artists—his dad is a singer/songwriter/producer who writes music for television and film, and his mom a professional photographer. At 13 Dimitri began studying guitar under Davey French of Everclear, and formed alt-pop-rock band Sundaes on Monday. With Sundaes on Monday he played frequent local venue shows, released a 5-song EP, and placed second out of fifty entrants in an all-ages Battle of the Bands in Seattle. They had a strong local following until disbanding in 2013.
Currently, Dimitri is preparing a tour in Sweden and Denmark to support his newly-released EP, Oceans.