Resident & Pretty But Wicked Present
The Berries, Justus Proffit
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit’s enveloping “Western expanse” aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range builds a world in which Brueghel the Elder, St. Augustine, and the ancient goddess Cybele ride with John Ford, Samuel Beckett, and Wallace Stevens on a Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream.
Start All Over Again – the debut album by Seattle’s The Berries – is a study of the mythology of freedom. It is a modern country-rock record by Matt Berry, under his pseudonym The Berries. It is made up of songs of love and hate, songs under the spell of Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt, and songs carved out of the disappointment of a morose Seattle winter. "
Justus Proffit toys with electronic sounds, dreamy melodies and harmonies to create the sonic background for his lyrically heavy album, ‘Magic’. His subject matter focuses on the human condition; with songs often referencing depression, self-knowledge, and overcoming. Some ’90s punk qualities of the album are found in the anthemic conclusions to which some songs (Stay, Lost) arrive. But even while the guitar and drums sound dissonant, Proffit’s vocal melodies remain dreamy, catchy and thoughtful. Justus Proffit’s music is inventively sentimental and unafraid; driven by personal struggles and contemplation, his songs reassure himself of his own motives.