Pluto the Planet, Holy Water Buffalo, The Morning Yells, Caleb Trask

Pluto the Planet is a three piece indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. Exploring the many styles of both retro and modern pop music, they’re generating a buzz in Southern California. Inspired by the works of The Beatles, Flaming Lips, and Paul Simon, Pluto the Planet blends alternative rock with energetic rhymes to craft their unique sound. Best friends for most of their lives, now in their twenties, the members have mastered the art of balancing creative expression with the tenacity to succeed. Dedicated to their music, the band prioritizes its ambitions but never fails to strengthen relationships with fans, associates, and each other.

Holy Water Buffalo

On the edge between late adolescence and early adulthood, HWB sprouted in the farming town of Heber, Utah. For the next ten years, the band played umpteen shows, taking their original rock’n’roll songs about love, loss and hope all over. Somehow exhausted by the intense snowy winters, they eventually decided to move to sunny SoCal, building a studio in their backyard, and making Hollywood their new home. At the moment, HWB is extremely busy working on new songs and playing around.

The Morning Yells is a new Los Angeles-based band that evolved from the brother-sister duo Phil and Lu (Phil and Laura Stancil), which released its debut album Mood Rock (“True emotion and reminiscence,” said The Line of Best Fit) in late 2016. The siblings, who have been playing music together their entire lives, are now joined by fellow multi-instrumentalists Trevor Smith, Jake Boll, and Curran McDowell to form The Morning Yells.

The foursome released a five song EP “Proper Wilted” in 2017, recorded by Mark Rains at Station House Studio, best known for his work with artists as diverse as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Waylon Jennings, which goes a long way towards explaining the sound of The Morning Yells. In the span of a mere five songs, the band adeptly covers a variety of genres, from the opener “Must Be You,” an easy breezy number that sounds like Fleetwood Mac’s 70’s heyday if it were laid down in Motown era Detroit, to the authentic 60’s country of “She Knows Exactly What She’s Doing,” which includes a run on the lap steel by McDowell, who, being the band’s drummer, showcases the foursome’s abilities as multi-instrumentalists. Each member of The Morning Yells easily jumps from piano, to guitar, to bass, and all four contribute to the songwriting. “She Knows Exactly What She’s Doing” also provides a chance for the group’s beautiful three-part harmonies to shine. Although a short set, “Proper Wilted” is full of highlights, notably on its lead single “She Got Time,” a track that, despite the Stancils’ assertion that it had been tossed around for years, sounds completely inspired.

The Morning Yells are currently touring throughout California, and are set to release a full length record in late summer 2018.

Caleb Trask drinks deep from the well of the desert folk-rock traditions of Los Angeles, as well as seeking inspiration in the wider American musical and literary tradition. With license found somewhere between raw aggression and heartfelt sentimentality, there is an honest violence in his sound that puts lyrics at the center.



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