The Dumes, The Nova Darlings
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
This event is 21 and over
Leah Capelle is an alternative pop/rock singer-songwriter from Chicago, now based in Los Angeles.
Earlier this year, Capelle released a visual for “Settle Down,” a dauntless feminist ballad exploring identity, acceptance, and empowerment. We see Capelle completely vulnerable and exposed while also carrying a weight on her - a myriad of paint colors symbolizing societal projections and expectations placed mainly on women. The single - produced by Grammy-winning Jeff Bova (Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, Billy Joel, and many more) - dropped ahead of the new year along with Capelle’s giants EP. Often compared to early icons like Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple as well as buzzworthy artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, boygenius, and Mitski to name a few, Capelle has grown her fanbase to nearly 25K on social media independently thus far and is using her platform to make her voice (and yours) heard. Capelle has refined her alternative sound with a batch of new singles slated for release in 2019 and a national tour in the works.
LA band, The Dumes, formed in 2018. Their latest single, "Caught in the Middle", premiered on Billboard and was #1 on KROQ's Locals Only chart for two weeks in a row. Their next single will be released sometime in the fall.
The Nova Darlings
The carrotwielding, paper plate clad indie rockers that comprise the Nova Darlings will leave your job dropped open, your socks rocked off, and heart filled up. Gnashing their teeth and bearing their hearts on their sleeves, the edgy groove-sters are equal parts violent and tender. The four kids you knew but didn’t know in middle school. The kids that sat alone on the bus with their iPods. Those kids started a band.
Harkening back to the 90’s disaffected guitar sound of artists like Built to Spill and Elliott Smith, the Novas evoke strains of the eclectic. A sugared folk melody will find it’s way buried in a James Brown-esque, psych-rock drum beat. Drawing from early 2000’s bands like The Shins, The Strokes, and The Postal Service, the Darlings will bring you something that fits in your childhood bedroom or your parent’s garage, but will slam you with echoes from your mom’s record collection and catapult you sweetly into cosmic nothingness.
The foursome take a suburban sound akin to Death Cab for Cutie or Ben Folds Five and fuse it with a melancholic and spiritual absurdism that’s sure to get your feet bumbling. They’ll let your ya-ya’s out and a crack a window in your heart. They’ll walk your dog for you. They’ll slow dance with you in a supermarket parking lot. They might scrape up your knees, but they’ll also give you a band-aid and a funny story about their grandma or something.