The Echo, Neon Gold, Hit City USA Present
Popshop West 012 with Hunter Hunted
Honeymooon, Basic Vacation
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Hunter Hunted is Dan Chang and Michael Garner. The Los Angeles duo weave intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms into voluminous, soaring songs that toe the line between California indie and folk rock.
To say that they've accomplished a lot in a short amount of time would be an understatement. Since the bands inception in January of 2013, they've been included in MTV's Artists To Watch, Nylon's "Bands to look out for", Teen Vogue's "Jam's of the year", Billboard Magazines "Scouting Report", and KCRW's "Bands we Love". With standout track "Keep Together" making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O'Brien show to SXSW. Four weeks since their Billboard charting debut, the band is keeping busy, doing a US tour with Fitz and the Tantrums, a Midwest tour with the Mowgli's, dates with Weezer, and a fall run with FUN.
Honeymooon is the romantic conception of Australian, LA based music producers, Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant. After many years producing and writing electronic music, the duo have given birth to a new project which investigates their love of colourful psychedelic 60's-70's pop.
Having spent the last year relocated in Los Angeles, an overflow of inspiration has left them with a combination of everything from soft blissed out dreamscapes to the hot pop Californian sun burns that can be felt with their first single "Hail the Madmen".
With an amalgamation of lo-fi squelch, dreamy guitars and warping synths, Honeymooon is a true aural trip into the west coast sun. Through a kaleidoscope of melodies, they provide the sonic colour and boldness that most music seems to forget.
Their debut track "Hail the Madmen" is inspired by the problems and impact of the homeless in San Fran and LA. The result is a cartoonish, psychedelic ditty that sends its listener on a Magical Mystery Tour of sounds with a conscience.
The release of the "Hail the Madmen" single will be accompanied by a visual film directed by Dimitri Basil, who previously put his classy touch on Flight Facilities video for "Foreign Language".
A full length album is forthcoming so expect your summers to be warmed by an additional slice of lush-pop inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, and Todd Rundgren heard crawling through lost 70's albums, and blooming through surreal lo-fi speakers.
There's a new thing called Basic Vacation and we're pretty sure they're going to be rather large. Imagine Foster The People in a blender with Fun - plus the hooks and looks of One Direction sprinkled in for good measure - and you'll have an idea of the kind of hook-driven happy ending pop they're pumping out. But no matter how you cut it, debut single "I Believe" is a straight-ahead summertime smash, and we're excited to announce the band's LA debut at Popshop West on August 22. Hit City USA indeed.
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