Sam Valdez, Storefront Church
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
This event is 21 and over
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Sometimes all you need is a simple guitar line and a moody melody. Other times you need dissonant three part harmonies over tantric rhythms and heavy lead guitar fuzz. And once in a while you just need a shot of whiskey and some pickle juice. Well these happen to be a few of Emerson Star's favorite things who record catchy harmony driven tunes for dat ass.
Hailing from Highland Park in Los Angeles, the five piece consists of brothers Shannon and Taylor Inouye, their childhood friends, Sean Thomas and Garret Lang, and drummer Colin Fahrner.
The band has made a name for themselves in the Los Angeles music scene performing regularly at venues such as The Echo, the Bootleg Theater and recently headlining the legendary Troubadour. This led to the band entering the studio with producer Wally Gagel (Best Coast, Zella Day, Family of the Year) to record a new album that will be coming out on Wax LTD Records on August 24, 2018 featuring the lead singles Wasted and Pistol Grip.
Sam Valdez is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, whose music is built upon the fusion of shoegaze and vintage Americana indie folk. Embodying the best of both genres, Valdez has created dreamy, yet haunting atmospheric soundscapes that resonate with her listeners.
Valdez grew up at the edge of the Nevada desert, in Las Vegas and credits the desert as a major influence in her writing and composing. The vastness and solitude of desert life is apparent throughout her writing, with cinematic resonance and euphoric arrangements.
After performing in numerous bands, she found the essence of her solo sound and decided to run with it, indulging in her own creative process and ultimately developing a sound that is true to her own. As a classically trained violinist, Valdez has a sense of musical maturity within her songs, adding technicalities that bring her to the forefront of her genre.
Storefront Church is a collective of Los Angeles based musicians led by Lukas Frank. Released in December of 2017, the Storefront Church EP was a solo venture, comprised of various collaborations. From here, Storefront Church moves forward as a continuation of the late 2017 release - an amalgamation of new and old collaborations, exploring new territories sonically with support from artists such as Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Waylon Rector (Jonny Gorgeous), Kerry McCoy (Deafheaven), Bram Inscore (Twin Shadow, Beck), and Cassidy Turbin (Beck) - all who play a unique role in the future of what we now know as Storefront Church.