Resident & KROQ Locals Only Present
New Language, Northern National, Mermaed
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
NEW LANGUAGE has made quite the name for themselves since launching in 2016. Their powerful sound has been described as ‘high-octane rock’ meets ‘post-hardcore fury’; which is exactly what catapulted them to now have over half a million Spotify streams, performances at Vans Warped Tour, and supporting acts such as The Used and Gone Is Gone (feat. members of Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon, At The Drive In).
NEW LANGUAGE co-founders Tyler Demorest (vocals/guitar) and Matt Cohen (bass/backing vocals) are based in Los Angeles and the two have been writing and playing in bands together for nearly a decade, but it was in 2015 when they teamed up with songwriter/producer Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In / Sparta) and NEW LANGUAGE was born.
The band’s first single “Wake Up” debuted on Australia’s acclaimed TripleJ radio in 2016. That same year, NEW LANGUAGE also made their debut performance to a sold-out crowd at Los Angeles venue, The Dragonfly, while supporting Gone is Gone. This was immediately followed with 26 sold-out dates as direct support for The Used on their ‘In Love & Death / Self Titled’ Anniversary Tour, which sold upwards of 40K tickets and provided incredible exposure for them.
In 2017, NEW LANGUAGE released the Come Alive LP (also produced by Tony Hajjar), which included the single “Frantic Believer” that was featured on SiriusXM Octane and Las Vegas radio station X107.5. The track was also featured on Spotify’s ‘New Noise’ and ‘Totally Alt’ Playlists. Alternative Press featured NEW LANGUAGE in their Bands You Ought To Know section by saying, “Lead vocalist Tyler Demorest brings it way loud, reminiscent of early Thrice, while the weight of the bass and drums in the score shoots a nod to Queens of the Stone Age.”
Within the last year, NEW LANGUAGE have not only released their most successful track to date, with “Give In”, but the band also hosted a residency at Los Angeles venue, The Satellite, and released their Everybody Screams EP (produced by Alex Newport; Bloc Party, At The Drive In, Mars Volta, City and Colour). The title track, “Everybody Screams”, premiered on Loudwire and when played on 95.5 KLOS’ acclaimed ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ segment it was said “Within the last year, this is the BEST band on Should I Stay or Should I Go.”
Following the success of “Give In”, which has seen over 250K streams on its own, NEW LANGUAGE are gearing up for their second release of 2018 with “Bail Me Out”, which will premiere exclusively on KROQ ahead of their June 21 Vans Warped Tour performance. Both singles are accompanied by full length music videos. The video for “Bail Me Out” features the band performing as paper cut animations was done by artist, Alberto Hernandez Merida. The band is in the studio finishing an EP with an expected Fall 2018 release.
Alternative Band Northern National released their debut EP, The New Age, in the fall of 2016 and have never looked back. The Dallas, TX based 4 piece has toured with acts such as Blue October, The Unlikely Candidates and The Band Camino and shared the stage with more. The New Age features 5 indie-rock gems, including their debut single, Love is Fire, and their heartfelt love song Dallas which caught the attention of Spotify.
Love is Fire was featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist and charted on Spotify's Viral 50 worldwide. Music curators such as Topsify, Filtr, and even Coca-Cola, have also featured the song on their playlists. Since the release of The New Age, Northern National's songs have been streamed over 1.8 million times and counting. You might have even heard them while watching TBS or MTV.
Fresh off of their tour with Blue October, Northern National partnered with producer Dwight Baker (Missio) in Austin, TX. Together they crafted their second EP titled D.A.R.K. which released in June of 2018.
Their single Slow Down might be their most radio friendly song to date. It's been featured on New Noise & Alternative Generation and is climbing in streams daily. Opening with a chorus of "Woahs" and a foot stomping beat that's sure to get stuck in your head, you will be singing along before the first verse even starts. If there is a band to watch in 2018, Northern National is at the top of that list.
Mermaed is an alternative punk rock band formed in 2017 championed by long-time collaborators Arielle (vox) and Jacob (guitar). Drawing from their hard rock and pop punk influences they had growing up has resulted in high energy songs with undeniable chorus hooks, massive guitar sounds, and explosive live performances. Many have described Mermaed as “the musical love child of Paramore and the Foo Fighters”.
Since forming Mermaed in 2017, they’ve kicked off in LA by playing shows at Emo Nite, The Satellite and The Hi Hat. They released their debut single “Idiot” in August 2018 and have already rocketted to #1 on KROQ Locals Only twice, have over 50k plays on Spotify and have been added to Apple’s “Breaking Rock” playlist! Though it may look like they are just starting, Mermaed is an unstoppable force that is ready to go full throttle.