The Echo Presents
Monday Night Residency with Hindu Pirates
The Dead Ships, The Sinclairs, BNLX
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Hin Du, out of Huntington Beach, includes five young dudes (all 18 to 21), who are fusing garage rock and blues...definitely in a similar vein as Fidlar, Allah-Las, The Soft Pack and Surfer Blood. They have all been friends since high school ( which was only about 3 years ago for most of them), where they also launched the band as well. The band has received great support from Hurley (4-son
g EP + performing at the upcoming US Open of Surfing with Grouplove and White Arrows). Recently, the guys opened for Delta Spirit and Tijuana Panthers at The Observatory, and have also performed with Allah-Las, Har Mar Superstar, JJMAZ, Gantez Warrior and many other local standouts at well-known venues in OC and LA
The Dead Ships
The Dead Ships | Electric Ahab
Electric Ahab is the first full-length record by Los Angeles garage rock band The Dead Ships — the duo the LA Times calls “a bluesy wrecking ball.” In this album the two men’s powerful, stripped down chords and catchy, pop-inflected hooks feel like a more mature iteration of what has drawn the ears of critics across the country: the melodic reconnection of garage roc
k with its soulful R&B roots. And true to the garage rock ethos, the band used vintage analog gear to record the tracks over one weekend, in two takes to 2”-tape. Electric Ahab is available now on Bandcamp.com and iTunes.
It was during graveyard shift smoke breaks at a t.v. post-production house in LA where guitarist/vocalist Devlin McCluskey and drummer Christopher Spindelilus discovered their shared musical interests and decided to play together. They transformed Devlin’s singer/songwriter style into a sound uniquely their own—developing the crisp, pop and blues inflected garage rock songs found on their eponymous demo EP (2011.)
The blitz of packed shows and media attention following their demo EP release came swiftly: the duo went on to play sold-out events at legendary LA venues The Echo, The Troubadour and The Echoplex with King Khan, Anthony Greene, Kevin Devine, Girl in a Coma — all while garnering blown-away reviews from the LA Times, Buzzbands.LA and OC Weekly, with the latter calling their live shows “visceral and primal”.
The Dead Ships ended their first year with a month’s residency at Central in Santa Monica, CA followed by their first US Tour in support of their 7” vinyl release, where they were officially selected for 2011’s CMJ Music Marathon. In addition to having released their new record, 2012 found the duo nominated as "Best New Emerging Artist, LA" by Deli Magazine and heading to Austin, TX for their first SXSW.
The Sinclairs were formed in Brooklyn in 2011 by co-songwriters, David Hyman and Scott Seader. Joined soon after by guitarist, Sam Maynard, the band performs in New York City and regionally through out the Northeast. The Sinclairs plan to release their first EP in the fall of 2012.
"fuzz-and-drum-machine-fueled psych-kraut-postpunk" - Soundbites NYC
"blistering post-punk inspired rock, with male/female, call-and-response vocals, feedback, harmonies, old-school drum machines and ridiculously catchy choruses" - Bill Pearis, Brooklyn Vegan
Other elements of BNLX are unexplained and may remain so.
One team, one dream.
Meeting and/or exceeding expectations since Q1 2010
BNLX is engaged in an ongoing campaign to heighten awareness, engender revolutionary spirit, and foster an energetic response to the hegemonic forces currently monopolizing the means of production. This "music" event is one component in an overall action scheme which includes the deployment of informational and conceptual constructs utilizing audiovisual media and situationist tactics. This action scheme (officially known as the BNLX Second One Year Plan) will involve a range of cultural exchange activities (concerts, recitals, and other product demonstrations) and will be coordinated with the release of bundled intellectual property assets ("music" product).