Ablebody, Ed Vallance, Fever The Ghost (DJ Set)
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
On their latest album, Every Day It Feels Like I’m Dying... (out this Friday, May 4 on Nevado Music), Eternal Summers find themselves grappling with feelings of hopelessness and attempting to turn it into something hopeful. Whether it’s in Nicole Yun’s empathetic, dazzling lyrical imagery or the blissful tones of her guitar melding with Daniel Cundiff’s tasteful drumming and Jonathan Woods’swooning bass lines, the album is as therapeutic as it is a treat for your ears. – KEXP
“Eternal Summers utilise dreamy soundscapes as a form of escapism on joyous new track ‘Motionless’” The Line Of Best Fit
“…addresses feelings of power versus powerlessness through searing guitar tones and urgent rhythms, with frontwoman Nicole Yun crafting lyrical images of competitions and precipices that leave no doubt where the anxiety is coming from.” – NPR’s XPN.org
“With jazzy chording, it’s more in line with early Phoenix or The Cardigans.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“The Drop Beneath is the most pristine sounding thing that Eternal Summers have ever recorded” and “indulges their more anthemic side, and the results are solid.” Pitchfork
“Their brand of loose-hanging, guitar driven, hook-filled pop has tightened into a fist.” - Paste
“Nicole Yun’s sun-kissed guitar lines and wispy vocals entwine for efficient beauty, capturing the serene nature of their name perhaps more than anything else in the Eternal Summers catalog” – Consequence of Sound
Ablebody is an LA-based duo comprised of identical twins Christoph and Anton Hochheim (members of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart + The Depreciation Guild). They’ve been quietly releasing music under this moniker since 2013, self-releasing an EP and 7″ single, crafting remixes and demoing original material as well as a myriad of covers.
Drawing from the raw grandeur of the 60’s, the melodicism of soft 70s pop and the sophisticated side of romantic 80s synth pop, Ablebody stand suspended between decades; students of the past but far from retro fetishists. Their musical prowess is evident but the songwriting remains tastefully direct at all times, with arrangements that bend and move in surprising ways but tastefully blanket the overarching sentiment of the songs in a way that we rarely hear in this decade.
The duo have recently taken their sound from the bedroom to the studio, working with producer/engineer Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti) to craft songs with a more visceral edge than they’ve explored in the past. Daniel Rosenbaum (Pomar) and Jordan Sabolick (Mt. Ossa) have joined the duo to help bring the songs to life and add new dimension to the live dynamic.
Their debut full length record ‘Adult Contemporaries’ will be released by Lolipop Records on October 14.
Ed Vallance is a London-born musician based in Los Angeles. Taking musical cues from classic British songwriters like Syd Barrett, Nick Drake and Ray Davies, his songs have been variously described as: “captivating” (Stereo Subversion); “thoughtful and genre-defying” (SSG Music); and “eminently beautiful” (The Big Takeover).
Over the course of 10 years as a recording artist, he has garnered praise from a host of tastemakers, including KCRW's Mathieu Schreyer and BBC Radio's Gary Crowley. His last record — ‘Volcano’ — received positive reviews from The New York Times, Q, and Brooklyn Vegan. ‘Crystalline’, the album’s first single, was picked as NME's Track of The Day.