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
Haunted Summer crafts languid pop music, adorned with orchestral strings and electronic textures that recall Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips.-Candice Aman (KXSC Radio)
Their brand of dream pop feels timeless, with just the right amount of youthful nostalgia to woo your ears into submission. Moody’s smooth, light as air vocals captivate like a siren of the sea, while the arrangements are lush and seductive, but never pushy. It’s a delightful combination that has the power to fill any lazy summer day with an extra bit of magic. -Jacqueline Caruso (The National Deli Magazine)
There’s no question that whatever is haunting Moody and Seasons is steering the duo toward a beautiful place. -Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands LA)
Windswept vocals, sultry strings and spacey guitar blend together beautifully. The whole thing is mysterious and engrossing enough that it gets under your skin and stirs your own private nostalgia. -Billy Gil (Amoeba Blog)
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 equation is simple - One French girl + one American guy = the band Freedom Fry (Parisian born Marie Seyrat and New York City's Bruce Driscoll). Let The Games Begin, their debut EP, is a collection of 5 songs featuring a minimalistic sound of driving beats combined with various organic instrumentation - from autoharps and ukuleles to harpsichords and dulcimers. Marie's breathy, soft, French-accented vocals combine hauntingly with Bruce's in both English and French.
Their following singles Earthquake and Summer in the City garnered rave reviews from Glamour, Les Inrockuptibles, Nylon Magazine, and American Apparel's Viva Radio blog. They continue to write songs for their debut LP and in the meantime they're releasing a steady stream of singles & videos leading up to its release.
Bloody Death Skull
This band was raised on Wild Kingdom and televised space shuttle launches. They sing about fun things like their favorite movies, science and the cosmos, flirting with boys, and understanding the prostitute psyche. Sometimes they cover songs, usually romantic numbers.
Musically, the band swirls together ukulele with whatever sounds, toys and instruments they enjoy into a pleasant, lo-fi pop sound, rooted in the sort of fun, sappy, playful and sneaky tunes you find in late-50s American Rock and Soul. Visually, the outfits, toys, lights and bubbling test tubes are a feast. It’s a PBS daycare playset. And physically, well, they’re a very attractive band too.
“Ramshackle, disorientingly dreamy folk”—Amoebablog
"Tin pan Dali"—American Pancake
“Psychedelic folk anarchy”—Don Bolles, The Germs
“No-boundaries, experimental ukelele-enforced pop”—Indie Rock Reviews
"Mock dirgy sock-hop…Imagine Wednesday Addams all grown up and kicking Kate Bush all over the lot." —L.A. Record
“The band’s self-labeled “creative absurdity” is subtle in the same manner circus music is creepy yet supernaturally enticing. Underneath the young girl coos, xylophones, ukulele, bells and shakers making it an interesting swirl of doo-wop, folk and punk, Feuer sings about anything she wishes no matter how morbid, naughty, or awkward it may be.—Buzzbands
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.