Thief and Ambig Present
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Blouse is based out of a 6,000 square-foot warehouse in North Portland. The project started in the summer of 2010, after Los Angeles native Charlie Hilton met Patrick Adams in art school. They made a few home recordings and soon began spending nights at the warehouse recording with Jacob Portrait (Producer of Mint Chicks, Dandy Warhols, Starfucker). Having played music since their teens, the three found that there was something inexplicable in their coming together. After posting two demo tracks to Bandcamp's website, the group was picked up by Captured Tracks out of Brooklyn, NY. A 7" single of Into Black was released at the end of March '11 by Captured Tracks. Sub Pop Records will be releasing the second single for Shadow on May 31st.
FEATHERS is a dreamy electronic pop band from Austin, TX. With pulsing synths and siren-sung harmonies, Feathers' goth-hued electro pulsates with echoes of New Order, The Cure and Depeche Mode. Or, as The Guardian describes the band's debut LP from earlier this spring: "'Land Of The Innocent's' dystopian future-world aesthetic with a pop sensibility and rhythms tough enough to pass muster in the realm of the industrial… makes you wonder why there hasn't been such an all-female group before."
" If The Wonders hailed from Hawthorne, California instead of Erie, Pennsylvania, and dropped acid on the regular they might sound something like Cotillon. Which, in my world, is the highest of compliments. "
Rebecca Willa Davis (NYLON MAGAZINE)
There's no stopping Post-Surf/Garage Pop band, Cotillon. Their debut EP, Votive Flower, was released in October, and they're already presenting their second offering - the less heartbroken 'White Roses' EP. This second dose still carries the same moodiness, pep and youthful vigor, but with more cohesive, stylized production, and more assured songwriting. Standouts "Talk to Her" and "Tijuana" are filled with frontman Jordan Corso's slacker vocal moments and the amazing guitar work from Zach Miller we loved on the first EP. 'White Roses' is equal parts nostalgia, peyote-drenched romanticism, laissez-faire francophilia, and post-post-modern anxiety. -Jacqueline Caruso (the Deli)
this is really power-pop like it's supposed to be — hooky, raw and cheerfully bitter beneath the cuteness, just like Alex Chilton used to make. A Corso lyric such as "I don't have much, but I have a true heart" may sound like something Jonathan Richman would sing very sincerely, but Cotillon's recent Votive Flower EP is soaked in plenty of sarcasm, too. Corso's got a voice somewhere between Daniel Johnston and The Only Ones' super-sneerer Peter Perrett. In songs like "I Wanna Move to Paris" or "Dream Girl/Infection Suite," he pours a bottle of drain cleaner into the human heart: "You gave me an infection, just like you meant to," goes one opening line. That's not love, but it sounds true nonetheless. Chris Ziegler (LA Weekly)