DEATHDAY, WL, Bodhi, Industrial Park
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:30PM / Show 9:00PM (event ends at 2:00 am)
This event is 21 and over
Deathday is built around brothers Alex and Giovanni Guillén. Constructed from the aggressive textures of early industrial music, the ambiance of cold wave and shoegaze, and the carnal energy of post-punk, Deathday was originally devised as a live duo accompanied by vintage drum machine. As their sound progressed, Joevanie Lopez was added to provide live drums and pads, and expand the outfit's execution, and Jeramy Graham joined on to carry out live electric bass and synth bass duties.
Deathday's self-titled full-length conjures images of dark catharsis, taking cues from American violence, occultism, isolation, and sterility. Having immersed themselves in this dark iconography, the album articulates a unique and personal perspective of our collective past. The dread of these events lies like a fog over the album, available March 6th on limited edition Sweating Tapes cassette, and on vinyl this summer through Desire in Europe and Sweating Tapes in the US.
WL is a three piece experimental rock band from Portland OR (featuring members of Blouse and Houndstooth).
"WL (formerly known as Well) are, to my ears, as Portland as, say, Oasis is Manchester or Television is New York. The few songs available on their bandcamp are monochromatic in texture with Michael Yun's rhythm of driving rain and swirling cloudlike guitars, over which floats like the constant hint of sun behind the clouds Misty Mary's beautiful, Bilinda Butcher-esque saturnine siren call of a voice. WL gracefully succeed in balancing both beauty and darkness.."
This show is part of WL's first west coast tour, we just released our first 7" on Death Part Records.
Originally hailing from New York, Bodhi emerged as a formidable force in Portland, Ore.’s indie psych rock scene before relocating to Los Angeles in early 2012. Once described by the Portland Mercury as “the garage rock bastard child of Joy Division and The Cramps,” the band’s fuzzed-out guitars, reverb synths, pounding drums and driving bass lines blend old and new to create a sound all its own. “The group has managed to piece together a beautiful conglomeration of borrowed sounds, spun them into a grungy musical cloth, and put out something unique and special. Whole and organic, their music stands out as something authentic among the hordes,” says the popular weekly. With vocalist/guitarist Brian Carr’s raucous demeanor evoking the spirit of Frank Black and Iggy Pop alike, his insightful lyrics and infectious melodies are backed by Erin Ansley on drums/percussion and Justin Lopez on bass. Bodhi’s first full length LP Secondhand Runner (self-released, 2009) combines tracks recorded in its then home studio in Portland, as well as with Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Colin Hegna at Revolver Studios. This fall Bodhi heads back to the studio to record its highly anticipated sophomore album, scheduled for release later this year.
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