KROQ & Buzzbands LA present...
James Supercave, Seven Saturdays, Immigre, BUZZBANDS.LA DJs
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Armed with a modest collection of recording gear and a brand new perspective, Vanaprasta has spent the last year in their own studio in Echo Park writing, recording, and refining their second LP. The band decided to undertake the entirety of the recording process under their own control by producing, engineering, and mixing the album themselves.
On these songs, Vanaprasta decided to pit the mechanical up against the organic; they experimented with newer digital and analog technology that allowed them to create machine-like grooves while keeping space for the guitars and melodies to call and respond with each other. Vanaprasta mixed the songs by doing live performance mixes on their console, with each band member mixing each of his instruments simultaneously.
The band has slowly been unveiling new material with one-offs over the fall, but they will be touring throughout 2014, starting with a January residency at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
James Supercave are an art pop band from LA, consisting of Joaquin Pastor (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Patrick Logothetti (synths, keyboards), Andres Villalobos (guitar, backing vocals), and Jaysun Rickards (bass). They are recording their debut EP "Television" with producer Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys) which features drumming by Joey Waronker (Beck, Thom Yorke).
Mulholland Drive, malt scotch, Edinburgh Scotland and Christmas trees may not seem like they have a lot in common, but in the case of Jonathan D. Haskell, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist for the band, Seven Saturdays, they are the landscape for his cinematic orchestra.
A native Angeleno, Jonathan D. Haskell has spent years working and re-working the subtle melodic nuances that have become the headphone-centric Seven Saturdays. Conceived walking the cobblestone streets of Edinburgh while sipping scotch, Haskell accepted his inescapable fate of never leaving Los Angeles and his impending return. With that, Seven Saturdays embody his love / hate relationship with said city.
"I became more interested in how music made me feel and became a bit more selfish in the type of sounds I wanted to record. I mostly listen to music in my car, and the sounds that moved me the most occurred late at night while driving around the steep slopes and sharp curves of Mulholland Drive. There's nothing like that winding road at midnight... the ebb and flow of swirling tones pouring out from all angles leaves you with a renewed sense of focus and direction."
Seven Saturdays is a direct result of this renewed energy and a reaction to growing up and feeling trapped in Los Angeles. "There is no escaping this city. If you're born here, even if you move away, its impact is always brewing just below the surface."
Seven Saturdays was recorded, produced and mixed by Haskell and Daniel Farris (St. Vincent, The Black Pill) in the shadowy confines of downtown Los Angeles. And contributing everything from heart-pulled strings, down tempo beats, delicate keyboards and distant voices, Seven Saturdays comprises an impressive list of talented musicians including: Lester Nuby (Verbena, Terra Naomi), Morgan Grace Kibby (M83), Mike Garson (David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins) and Eric Heywood (The Pretenders, Ray LaMontagne).
Initially Seven Saturdays was Haskell's side project, to be kept completely separate from his intricate baby — FIRS, the moniker under which the 10" single "New Hope In Soft Light" was released earlier this year. But as both projects began to mirror themselves in sound and scope, combining FIRS with Seven Saturdays proved to create a more defined vision. Seven Saturdays' eponymous EP is the first release, combining the two projects into one cohesive sound.
Immigré is a female DJ duo based in Los Angeles. After meeting in 2010, they connected instantly over their innate love of music, style, and international culture. The two were born abroad and are from families that immigrated to the USA in the 1990's. Val Fleury hails from West Africa and grew up on the East Coast, while Jasmine was born and raised in the Middle East, and has spent the latter half of her life on the West Coast. They teamed up in summer 2012 to manifest their passions and experiences on the turntables. Immigré is quickly garnering a reputation as dynamic DJs, finding cutting-edge and exciting ways to openly mix music: indie rock, nu-disco, trap, electro pop, house & more. Throughout 2013 they have debuted their first mixes as well as an official remix of Saint Motel's "My Type."
Immigré has performed at clubs, bars, fashion events, and festivals, notably a BET Awards pre-party hosted by Angela Simmons, as well as events for The Roosevelt Hotel, Wasteland Clothing, Dangerbird Records/ Pablove, TOMS Shoes, BlahBlahBlahScience, KXLU and more. Recent events include spinning private events for Capitol Music Group and The Well, as well as School Night hosted by KCRW. They are currently resident DJs for LA CANVAS Magazine, The LASH (DTLA), and The Short Stop (Echo Park).