Red Bull Sound Select Presents
Gothic Tropic, Breakfast, Guardian
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Com Truise (Live!)
Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12'-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk".
Haley's been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave.
While subliminally informed by both parental record collections and hints of faded electronics product design, Haley's Com Truise project isn't just nostalgia capitalization. There are fragments (read: DNA strands) of Joy Division, New Order, and the Cocteau Twins, but it's like you're hearing them through the motherboard of a waterlogged Xbox—demented and modern. He's got a way of making familiar things sound beautifully hand-smeared.
The first Com Truise release was the Cyanide Sisters EP—distributed for free on the AMdiscs label—where mellow stone-outs like "Sundriped" and "Slow Peels" sat next to harder IDM bangers ("BASF Ace" and "IWYWAW") and bumpy alt-funk trips ("Norkuy" and "Komputer"). After that came a single "Pyragony/Trypyra," and a series of eclectic podcast mixes titled "Komputer Cast." Now comfortably situated amidst the Ghostly roster, he's prepping his next warped pillage, and hopefully not changing that name again.
"Los Angeles trio Gothic Tropic introduces some hard edges to the playful world of psych-pop. Gothic Tropic finds inspiration from high energy afro-cuban beats, and exuberant guitars. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, Gothic Tropic keeps the vibe measured and darkly bizarre with a unique lead guitar/vocal style that recalls catchy elements of pre-punk 70s acts such as Television, Captain Beefheart, and Can. Bassist Daniel Denton (Metric) and drummer Liv Marisco (Cold War Kids) have pushed a quick and steady evolution in Gothic Tropic's short history, growing from a collection of Della Peruti's loop station jams to one of Los Angeles' more exciting new acts in just a matter of months. Get a copy of their debut "Awesome Problems EP" and enjoy the lo-fi while you can." -BMI
"Like Fool's Gold, and Vampire Weekend, the new L.A. trio Gothic Tropic finds inspiration in world beats and exuberant guitars. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, who for the past two years has played with Rumspringa, Gothic Tropic takes a playful, lo-fi approach to the psych-pop on its four-song "Awesome Problems" EP, with guitar lines that poke and tickle and beats that quicken the pulse. Della Peruti, who's teamed up with bassist Daniel Denton (Never at Night) and drummer Liv Marsico (Cold War Kids, and Hot Hot Heat), got an assist from guitarist Sam Lopez Jr. (TRC, and Tapioca and the Flea) on the EP, whose rough edges are anything but a vibe-killer." -Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA
Breakfast is a Los Angeles-based band comprised of Andrea Adolph, Max Bussell, Sean Dwyer, and Luciano Russo.
GUARDIAN manifests visions found within the depths of shared dreams and fantasies. Attuned to memories of an unbridled youth and a time and place not quite our own, resonant impressions fill our reveries. The darkest corners of neon nightclubs, anonymous sex in bar bathrooms, the hazy drug induced drive home. Moody and synth-drenched appregios evoke the saturated soundscapes of Dario Argento or John Carpenter soundtracks, while melodic vocals and liquid basslines assimilate the rhythmic experiments of New Order's Movement. Melding these fragmented visions into a cohesive musical aesthetic, GUARDIAN delivers a soundtrack where sonic daydreams and elusive sensations become real.
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