The Echo, LA Music Blog, and Origami Vinyl Present
Monday Night Residency with Haunted Summer
Bogan Via, YOYA, Freedom Fry, Bloody Death Skull, DJ Joe Napolitano, Modern Time Machines (Acoustic on Echoplex patio)
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
This event is 21 and over
The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures. With their previous EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivating, ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Los Angeles duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, Deafheaven, The Polyphonic Spree, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Geographer, David J of Bauhaus and more. Their forthcoming full-length, Spirit Guides, was written on the road as well as recorded in several studios including Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, Comp-ny LA, and studios owned by Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. It features an array of talented musicians, including (but not limited to!) Dave Catching from Eagles of Death Metal and Chris Goss from Masters of Reality (both of whom are on the title track). Spirit Guides comes out digitally September 29th and physically Sept 30th.
Bogan Via is Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller. BOGANVIALAND is the band’s second extended play album and it further develops their unique synth-pop sound.
BOGANVIALAND was then recorded between 2013 and 2014 over two continents at the Red Bull Studios in Copenhagen and in their hometown of Los Angeles. Mixed in New York, the band co-produced the record with Le Chev (Fisherspooner, Frankie Rose, Lemonade).
Bogan Via has made a quite a mark on the scene, quickly playing packed shows including a European tour and festival appearances at: Insomnia, San Diego Music Thing, Viva Phx, & Summer Ends. Bogan Via’s ability to win over fans with their unique sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of: Little Dragon, Todd Terje, Darwin Deez, Twin Shadow, Austra, Yacht, and many more, as well as remixes by: Geographer, Miniature Tigers, Database and others.
For now, Bogan Via’s graceful and danceable indie rock is still under the radar, but they are quickly rising to the surface, bringing their melodies and pulsating beats with them. Over the past few years, Bogan Via’s music has been featured on every blog from Consequence of Sound to My Old Kentucky Blog. With overwhelming responses to first listens of the record, this is the year that Bogan Via will start to make a splash.
“…The pulsating and ominous electronics paired with Miller’s ghostlike soprano give an almost otherworldly feel.” – Consequence of Sound
“It’s undeniably catchy and has a fun feel to it…Sweet. Very Sweet.” – Absolute Punk
yOya is the project of longtime songwriting partners Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich. Natives of Corvallis, Ore. and friends since the fifth grade, Pfender and Dietterich grew up to the sound of rain in the fir trees and 'Graceland' on cassette. When the duo moved to California to study music they found themselves semi-consciously absorbing the electronic sounds of the LA scene. What emerged was yOya's unique mix of folk-hearted songs, intricate vocal harmony, gritty synths, and thundering electronic beats.
Since the release of their debut full-length "Nothing To Die" in 2010, yOya has toured extensively through the western states, the east coast, and the midwest. Along the way they've shared stages with Bleachers, Avi Buffalo, Dawes, RJD2, The 88, and The Seedy Seeds, among many others. They've appeared at SXSW as well as at college festivals in Minnesota, California, and New York.
July 2013 saw the release of their EP "Go North" from New Professor Music, no. 14 on BuzzBandsLA's year-end list of local EPs. The follow-up single "Fool's Gold" came out from New Professor in February, with a video to follow this spring. In April yOya appeared at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, opening for Bleachers (the side project of fun.'s Jack Antonoff). Summer 2014 will see yOya sets at the Brokechella festival in downtown LA as well as Make Music Pasadena.
The name “Freedom Fry” - a satire on French/US relations during the Iraq war - is
well known to any frequent visitor of The Hype Machine. The French & American
duo have racked up over 50 appearances on the music blog aggregator, including
SEVEN Top 10s and THREE #1s. While independent, they’ve amassed over 30
million track streams on Spotify and received support across airwaves from radio
tastemakers KCRW, KEXP, KROQ, WXPN, SIRIUS XM (Alt Nation & The Coffee
House), BBC (Radio 2 & Radio 6), RTL2, and beyond.
Freedom Fry’s music, which heavily bleeds the warmth and sunshine of their
home state of California, skirts the lines between pop, folk, and alt rock - always
blended with danceable rhythms and a sing-a-long chorus. Catching the ears of
music supervisors, they have licensed songs for more than 40 spots, including
placements in the Netflix original hit “Love,” in TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, and in highprofile
ads from fashion labels such as Lanvin.
After Belgian sensation Stromae took notice, he asked Freedom Fry to go on tour
with him in the US. Freedom Fry has also toured with Communion Presents and
performed in Madewell stores across the country as part of the brand’s 2016
Denim Forever campaign. They’ve shared stages with other acts X Ambassadors,
Phantogram, and French darlings Lilly Wood & The Prick. They’ve appeared at
School Night in Los Angeles & New York, Popscene in San Francisco, Club NME in
London, Nuba in Paris, and standout showcases at SXSW.
Following the success of their 2016 single “Shaky Ground” - a song that made
Spotify’s “Best of 2016: Ultimate Indie playlist” - Freedom Fry released a new
single followed by a b-side every other week in 2017 leading up to their
“Remixes” EP, a collection of their biggest singles remixed by the likes of Sofi
Tukker & Penguin Prison. On September 7, they will release the “Strange
Attraction” EP before announcing their debut album.
Bloody Death Skull
Bloody Death Skull delights in the absurd. Fronted by Daiana Feuer on electric ukulele, BDS incorporates whatever toys and instruments they like to spawn a surreal symphony rooted in early pop and soul. Riding from silly to seductive to scandalous, this space age sock hop band creates imaginative soundtracks to Feuer's mischievous storytelling. Known for exuberant live shows with a big band and costumes, BDS will unbutton your heart and tickle your brain.
Modern Time Machines (Acoustic on Echoplex patio)
Modern Time Machines' blend of shoegaze space rock textures combined with noise pop sensibilities has drawn comparisons to Silversun Pickups and Sonic Youth, yet they craft their own unique, distinctive brand of music. They combine '60s psychedelia, boy/girl vocal harmonies, feedback-laced love songs and yes, time travel, into a riotous melange of beautiful noise.
The band made their national TV debut on Adult Swim in 2012 with a live performance on the cult hit The Eric Andre Show, and their music has received strong support from the major Los Angeles radio station KROQ 106.7FM. Modern Time Machines was recently featured in the Silver Lake music scene documentary "Pass the Music" alongside bands Happy Hollows, Airborne Toxic Event, and Henry Clay People. Their music has also regularly aired internationally in a major Japanese TV advertising campaign for the Meisui Tei hotel resort.
After recording their initial set of songs with producer Josiah Mazzaschi in 2010, the band's first single "Dweeb" began receiving regular airplay on Los Angeles radio station KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound, the band garnered noteworthy praise for its shows, playing LA venues such as Spaceland and The Echo alongside acts including Superhumanoids, Light FM, Nightmare Air, and Letting Up Despite Great Faults, as well as touring Austin, TX for the 2011 SXSW music fest.
Modern Time Machines' debut full-length album "Continuity Girl" was released in 2012. Co-produced by Josiah Mazzaschi (Jesus & Mary Chain, Deap Vally, Let's Go Sailing), and Steven Rhodes (Silversun Pickups, Darker My Love), "Continuity Girl" envelops the listener in frenzied, layered guitar/ string soundscapes, and catchy, bittersweet vocal textures.