Sanglorians debut album release
Derde Verde, Bed, Turbo Lightning
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sanglorians are modern purveyors of heavy powerpop laced with orchestral instruments, dreamtime poetry, and irrepressible hooks.
Bandleader Daniel Brummel (vox/lead guitar) began studying harmony at age embryo. The native Angeleno later received a degree in composition and toured the world tirelessly as a member of Ozma, Spain, and The Elected before certain mystical synchronicities inspired him to form the mighty Sanglorians in 2010.
The group then set their intention towards constructing their debut album collection, "Initiation," which was mixed by Chris Fudurich (Nada Surf, Grouplove) and released on October 23, 2013.
Brummel's rich melodic songcraft is joyfully executed with technical prowess and sex appeal by the young starlets Morgan Paros (violin/vox) and Ihui Wu (trumpet/keys/vox), and reinforced by the beastly rhythm section of Jonathan Gomez (guitar), Jeremy Keeler (bass), and Matt Mayhall (drums).
Sanglorians' primary influences include Arcade Fire, Metric, Muse, and Weezer (with whom Brummel has written, recorded, and performed).
Indie-rock trio Derde Verde crafts colorful, chameleon-like song structures sprinkled with noise, analog electronics, melodic guitar lines and rhythmic twists. The L.A. based band named themselves after Val Verde, a rural valley town of coyotes, rolling hills, and big sky, an hour north of the city.
Their new EP, Let Me Be A Light will be released this April on 12" Vinyl, CD, and download, and is now available for pre-order at derdeverde.bandcamp.com, where a new song, "Secret" is now streaming.
Derde Verde's last album, Moon/Mirror, was self-released in September 2011 and shows a range of influences from shoegaze, to krautrock, to indie electronica… "instantly engrossing, buoyed by excellent arrangements and impressive vocal harmonies… Derde Verde may be the closest thing Los Angeles has to its own Radiohead right now" Tom Child (LA Record Issue 105).
Jose Galvez (Gtr/Vox), Jeff Adams(Vox,Gtr), and David Vine(Bass) all hung out as friends in the Pasadena area for over 4 years before they realized they wanted to start a band. Through this casual collaboration, came a serious need to bring the music to the public. After securing Eric Fisher as a drummer, BED was formed.
Stylistically Bed brings in a lot of pop variety to the table. Influenced heavily from the smooth grooves of Phoenix and Daft Punk, the band also draws an artsy pop sensibility from bands like Radiohead and Death Cab For Cutie, while also favoring the big pop/rock sounds of Jimmy Eat World and Weezer. After a few small local shows the band is now starting to come into their own with regular practices and regular gigging. It's a very exciting time for BED as it is all starting to fall in to place.
In Los Angeles' fertile, Smell-centered mid-2000s noise-rock scene, no one got as close to pure pop as the dearly departed Mae Shi, a supercollider that often sounded like a dozen bands' ideas being realized at once. Not surprisingly, they've splintered into nearly a dozen other groups since their dissociation in 2009; specifically, band member Jeff Byron has created Batwings Catwings, Physical Forms (which included left-field rapper Busdriver as a member), and Turbo Lightning, a quartet that also pulls in Dana Poblete (Batwings Catwings), Aaron Farinelli, and Zach Lewis (Hex Horizontal).
The first single from their self-titled EP (out November 15), "Faster Than Light", is the most instantly accessible Mae Shi-affiliated output yet; whereas HLLLYH bounced off the walls, "Faster than Light" gallops forward with purpose and assurance, palm-muted metal riffs providing a pacesetter for Poblete's sweetened vocals. Still, "Faster than Light" allows itself to veer from the center of the road, making judicious use of spirited cheerleading group vocals and spastic drum fills to remind you who's behind this.