MAKE BELIEVE FRIENDS and also LUNDEN REIGN are comprised of Laura Espinoza (guitar, composer), Mindy Milburn (lead vocals), Miranda Miller (keyboards/vocals), Matt Denis (bass), & Noel Jasso (drums) and produced by: Luis Maldonado (Train, Lisa Marie Presley).
Several new songs released by Make Believe Friends have already been chosen as best of the year and Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) join in on the recording of "Somewhere There Forever". The band's debut concept album “American Stranger” was released on Cleopatra Records and began receiving world-wide critical acclaim almost immediately.
Laura, Mindy & Miranda turned the album into a stage play/musical at the Fringe Festival in Hollywood and American Stranger (the musical) was chosen as "One of the Best of the Fringe" and also received a "Favorite Audience Award".
American Stranger (the musical) will return to the stage in summer of 2021 with additional new songs Laura is currently composing! Please email us to stay updated! MakeBelieveFriendsBand@gmail.com
On the heels of their critically acclaimed debut album, LundenReign released their second album “Confessions” on limited edition 12-inch vinyl! The record is complete with 10 power house songs that focus on political emotions and empowerment as well as some fantastic love songs that will make the hairs stand on your neck.
“The artwork is stunning on Confessions and the record inside is a rock album that balances beauty and power from one of Los Angeles' finest independent bands.” - Warren Kurtz, Goldmine Magazine
“What these songs all have in common is an ear for melody, and a sense of care and craft in constructing this record. You can hear how important these words and these songs are to the band” - Chris C. - Editor in Chief, Bloody Good Music
Their first album “AMERICAN STRANGER” received critical acclaim and made multiple music magazine’s “TOP 10-BEST OF” Lists for 2015.