The Cold And Lovely (record release)
Oh Boy Les Mecs, Light FM, Von Haze
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Cold And Lovely
The Cold and Lovely is made up of three seasoned L.A. music scene veterans Meghan Toohey (The Weepies, Lenka, Schuyler Fisk), Nicole Fiorentino (The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Spinnerette) and Patty Schemel (Hole, Imperial Teen, Juliette and the Licks). A long time session player and producer, front woman Toohey decided it was time to get back to her roots as a songstress which resulted in last year's full length self-titled album. Having received several song placements on television shows such as Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries, Toohey knew she was on the right path with her songwriting. With Fiorentino currently off her Pumpkins touring cycle, the band has had time to focus on their sophomore record, Ellis Bell. The 6 song E.P. was recorded primarily in Toohey's home studio and mixed/mastered by Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups/M83).
Reflecting on the new EP, Toohey says: “With the first record, we were just getting our feet wet. Over the last year of working together during our downtime from playing with other bands, it became evident that there was something special with this group. Nicole and Patty's styles really helped me shake out the sound of our new EP Ellis Bell. I also dug really deep into albums that changed my life, such as My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, PJ Harvey’s entire catalog, as well as other timeless bands like The Cure and U2. I tried to pinpoint what I loved about the guitar tones and production. I wanted there to be a grit to this record that I hadn't truly expressed the way I wanted to on the first record. The result is something I think is incredibly fresh and exciting, dark and brooding but somehow joyful at the same time."
Oh Boy Les Mecs
Electronic and Analog noisesmiths informed by: science fiction-forests- Northern lights-night swims in the ocean-future past present perfect dreamscapes- impulse narcotic purchases (no return policy)- and alien sightings in the desert (or the hope thereof).
What is Light FM?
It’s that sound engrained in your head… the one that you keep looking for but until now have yet to find. You may have heard it while viewing your guilty pleasures (Gossip Girl, The Hills, How I Met Your Mother, One Tree Hill, Jersey Shore and The City…to name just a few) or while sitting in the cinema (Shrek IV). Now it is time for you to find out what all of the music supervisors already know, Light FM, with its cool, relentlessly catchy, indie pop songs, needs to be the new band for the soundtrack of your life.
Led by Josiah Mazzaschi and backed by an ace group of talented musicians, Light FM combines catchy hooks and disarmingly heart-felt lyrics with guitar riffs that are distorted to precision. . . a sound that grabs you both by the throat and gut while blowing your ears out . . . Light FM is all encompassing and instantly familiar.
Brooklyn duo by way of London, VON HAZE, are the latest transplants to the booming synth scene of Lost Angeles. Equally ominous and blissful, these are synthscapes interwoven with driving Suicide-style beats and bits of buzzsaw guitar. Both of the band's EPs (on Hippos In Tanks) and their LP (on Pendu Sound) are produced by Richard Fearless of Death In Vegas, so both Primal Scream and Spiritualized's fuzzy and blissful collaborations with Fearless come bzzzzzing to mind...