Light Heat

Bursting forth as a fully-formed artist into the world of music in 1999, Quentin Stoltzfus has been rotating the crops ever since. Fluent in Johns Cale *and* Cage, the gazes of both shoe and stars, and the vibrations of both Earth and space, he fears no sound. Having made a string of records with his former group, Mazarin, he incorporated all of these influences and more. Those records smoothly jangled in a way that made you wanna listen to them in a dune buggy on Mars, with now-bedroom classics like 'Another One Goes By', 'Wheats', and 'Chasing The Girl'.

The fact that the man has not released a record since 2005 borders on absurd, but know this: That whole time, Stoltzfus was thinkingabout communicating with you. Writing, recording, and rebuilding ever since, he is now proud to share with you a thing called LIGHT HEAT. Brought on with valuable contributions from Mazarin mainstay Mickey Walker and his old pals Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine/ Yellowbirds) and Drew Mills (Aspera/ Blood Feathers), the group somehow manages to weave classic references with the sound of the future. There's sweet soft harmonies alongside guitar pyrotechnics and a rhythm section any German dude from the 1970s would have been proud of.


Following the 2009 dissolution of his longtime band Apollo Sunshine, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Sam Cohen began recording on his own in a bedroom studio, expanding on the same indie psych sound with understated country touches that he'd worked with in his previous band. Cohen chose the moniker Yellowbirds for the project, enlisting some friends to help him flesh out the songs, and eventually released a few singles and in early 2011 a debut album, The Color. To tour in support of the album, Cohen assembled a full-time band to back him up consisting of drummer Brian Kantor, multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, and bassist Annie Nero. When working on songs for the follow-up album, Cohen chose to write solely on an acoustic guitar, hoping to create songs in an unpolished form before ornamenting them in the studio. This writing process resulted in 2013's sophomore album Songs from the Vanished Frontier.


Featuring members of ARC IN ROUND, LANTERN, Downtown Club, and Break it UP.



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Light Heat with Yellowbirds, Myrrias

Friday, November 15 · 9:00 PM at Ortlieb's