FIM, Orange Umbrella, Oh Boy Les Mecs
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Dig's sound has been developing ever since the band's two singers Emile Mosseri and David Baldwin started making music together when they were eleven years old. After meeting California native Erick Eiser, the three songwriters have been writing tunes and playing in different bands since they were 16 years old. Anchored by sharp guitars, a woozy synth backdrop and airtight vocal harmonies, the new album Midnight Flowers which is produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, The Apples In Stereo, Swans, Antony & The Johnsons) came out on May 29, 2012 on Buffalo Jump Records. It recalls styles ranging from T. Rex to Brian Eno to The Everly Brothers.
Following their acclaimed 2010 debut, "Electric Toys," The Dig amassed a passionate national fan base with magnetic live performances, and have since shared the stage with bands such as Portugal. The Man, The Antlers, and The Walkmen. The band began writing new songs while on the road and between tours. "When we were writing 'I Already Forgot Everything You Said,'" Baldwin recalls, "we had just gotten off the road with The Antlers and we were listening to a lot of Bob Dylan's 'Time Out of Mind.' I think those influences found their way into that song particularly. But really the songs on this album are personal."
The chemistry is palpable on this long-awaited sophomore album. Mosseri and Baldwin quickly discovered that trading lead vocal duties added a new dimension to the music. "We've always wanted our songs to be distinct, but when making a record we also want them to resonate with each other, like a dialogue," says Eiser. "Having two lead singers always made sense." Mark Demiglio (drums) moved to New York from Texas to join the band following the recording of "Midnight Flowers.
To celebrate the release of "Midnight Flowers," The Dig has created a limited number of cassette tapes containing the album's first two singles: "Red Rose In The Cold Winter Ground" and "I Already Forgot Everything You Said." "Even though it takes us about fifteen minutes to make each individual cassette, which is done using an old boom box in the back of our van between shows," says Mosseri, "we like the idea of having the songs that we recorded using analog tape machines available on cassette. For our fans who have moved on from 1995, each cassette also comes with a digital download."
FIM is a band from Los Angeles that consists of childhood friends Willem Broad, Nick Biddle, and Brandon Rauch. In 2011, FIM self-released their debut album "Bumper to Bumper", a punk rock n roll album in the vein of Violent Femmes meets Suicide. FIM's high energy live show has gained the attention of LA based Radio station KXLU, indie1031.com, and Los Angeles music blog LA Record. They have performed alongside bands such as Dirt Dress, Pangea, Family of the Year,Audacity, Rumspringa, and Beach Party. In May 2013, the band will be releasing a limited 300 run of their e.p. "Alien Beach Party" on 12" Vinyl.
Uncomfortable playing shows completely alone, Josh Rowley decided to start a new project. Though it may not seem like it, he's still alone. Backed by bedroom recordings projected from a magical orange box and influenced by a life spent in Ohio and Los Angeles, Orange Umbrella delivers charging indie pop. Say hi to Orange Umbrella...he'll protect you with it.
Oh Boy Les Mecs
Electronic and Analog noisesmiths informed by: science fiction-forests- Northern lights-night swims in the ocean-future past present perfect dreamscapes- impulse narcotic purchases (no return policy)- and alien sightings in the desert (or the hope thereof).