The Echo Presents
Wednesday Night Residency with MT. OSSA
Them Howling Bones, Wet & Reckless, VUM, DJ The Mega
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
We make music in a way that makes us happy. We are writers, watchers, painters and listeners. We come together to bring our ideas into the light. MT. OSSA is our music and we are proud of it. People have called our music anything from surf rock and psych-pop, to dream disco and soul fuzz; we’re okay with that. We’re okay with presenting to the observer an opportunity to imagine and experience. Ever expanding, and limitless is who we are. Loving what we do is not hard. Color and light and shapes and terrestrial bodies are all things that inspire us, but our love for music is what drives us to be MT. OSSA
Them Howling Bones
A BLUES GANG SPREADING GARAGE BLUES ROCK N ROLL LURKING THREW THE STREETS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHISKEY WHISKEY WHISKEY!
Wet & Reckless
Wet & Reckless is back from hiatus with fresh songs and old favorites!
"...edgy girl-group stylings lean toward the punk and pointed rather than the pretty and predictable." - Kevin Bronson, BuzzbandsLA
"While all manner of Williamsburg girls have been prancing around in 60?s pop princess costumes (and while Dum Dum Girls are humorlessly doing a more grown-up version of the same thing here in LA), Wet & Reckless have taken a broader, less musically strict (read:"more fun") approach...who says an all-girl band has to hide behind a curtain of fuzz and harmonies? And besides, us rockists need an answer to all this throwback girl group business." - Classical Geek Theatre
"Lets see. Girls. Check. Punk rock. Check. Growing fan base. Check. Another kick ass trio. Check...In anticipation of their new album that should be coming out to some stellar reviews, it was great to just sit back and take it all in. Wet & Reckless' music embodies this new generation of killer girl bands that are setting stages on fire all over the country." -Loudvine
When Jennifer Pearl returned home from studying science in French Polynesia, armed with field recordings of street musicians, church choirs, and roosters, VUM wrote their first full-length album, Night Sun. Duo Jennifer Pearl and Chris Badger wrote, rehearsed and recorded Night Sun and their subsequent 7” single, Laura Palmer/Are You Animal?, in their Topanga Canyon studio apartment – the same four walls where Neil Young recorded After The Goldrush. Night Sun debuted on Henry Rollins’ KCRW radio show beginning a long-term musical exchange with the DJ and his “fanatics.”
Described as “noirishly psychedelic” by W Magazine, VUM is more of an invasive species in the ancestral home of the Oak Grove People -a place known more for country rock and peyote chewing hippies than post-punk and coldwave inspired sounds. Equal parts California psych flourishes and minimalist rhythms, VUM continues to write and record in their small, Canyon cabin crisscrossed with crooked shadows cast down by the cathedral ceiling of the coastal oaks, trying to make something real. Something with teeth.
2013-2014 brought the release of their 2nd album, Psychotropic Jukebox and European tour. Psychotropic Jukebox was named "Top Albums of 2013 According to Henry Rollins" in Consequence of Sound.
VUM’s 3rd album, Cryptocrystalline, is named after the natural phenomena which occurs when an orderly, molecular structure exists in rocks, but is not immediately apparent to the naked eye. In this age of protests, revolutions, and international warfare, remotely sensed images of crowds that appear as one, disorderly mass have become commonplace. However, each crowd consists of order in the physical presence, intent, and dreams of each individual. Surveillance, war, possession and dashed California dreams all serve as inspiration for this album.
VUM single and video premiere "New Girls," out 2/12/16 via Impose.
VUM is featured in the summer 2016 issue of L.A. Record print magazine.