Spare Parts For Broken Hearts, Iress, The Electric West

Spare Parts For Broken Hearts

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts is a 3 piece Alt/Grunge band fronted by vox/guitar player, Sarah Green (SG).
In 2010, SG returned to Long Beach, CA from a summer touring on the Van's Warped tour and founded SP/BH in a rehearsal space in downtown Los Angeles. She is joined by Jonny Cifuentes on bass and Jessica Lankford on drums.

Iress (formerly Iris) makes the kind of music that submerges you into another world. Heavy. Dark. Electric. Doom-gaze guitars are layered over ethereal vocals that metamorphose into anguished screams, and are accented by cinematic drums and dancing bass lines.

Formed in 2010 on the outskirts of LA, Iress has slowly built itself into a commanding machine of sound, steadily gaining steam and momentum. Their powerful live performances and raw talent have caught on like wildfire, with their heavy, melancholic sound and cathedral-like vocals drawing comparisons to bands such as True Widow, King Woman, Chelsea Wolfe, and Emma Ruth Rundle.

The release of their EP Prey at the end of 2015 forged a new chapter in Iress’ story. The band spent most of last year opening for high-caliber bands such as Sunflower Bean, Chon, and Summer Twins, and performing at festivals, including Echo Park Rising. They were named as a band-not-to-be-missed by the LA Times.
This year, Iress will be releasing their second EP, Soaked, via PLAG Records. This EP sees the band delving even further into the haunting, massive sounds that they explored in their earlier material.

With DoLA naming them one of LA’s Bands to Watch for 2017, and plans for a West Coast tour in the works, Iress is a band you will not want to miss.

2013, The Electric West formed in Los Angeles' beautiful downtown Echo Park. Forging an outlet inside famed Bedrock Studios, the post-punk trio combined Pagdilao's pummeling dance beats with punctuated melodies and Lewallen’s sympathetic crooning between alternating currents of contemporary political angst and a cold, metallic stare at our nation’s past. Intensely charged, these tracks channel gripping themes—Manifest Destiny, Salem witch burnings, and even meta-fictitious graphic novelizations—to create a raucous source of inspiration for fans of Dead Kennedys, Gang of Four, and David Bowie.

Following their first tour of the West Coast, and a week of SXSW, The Electric West co-released their 4 song EP, "Verdugo" on tape, CD, and a very limited run of 7" records with friends Future Force Records.

The Electric West is Lee Lewallen, Byron Pagdilao, and Billy The Kid.

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