The Echo & Part Time Punks Present
Moonbeams + Cruel Summer + Corey & De Facto Propers [with members of Terry Malts]
DJ Michael Stock
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Part Time Punks
Self-described as, ?“hopeless, charming, noise-pop devotees you can introduce to your parents,?” California?’s Moonbeams?’ wistful melodies behind a wall of beautiful noise bring to mind the hazy yet hummable work of Flying Saucer Attack, Spacemen 3, and the home recorded lo-fi purism of the Elephant 6 Collective. Other than a mini-LP released in late 2012 by Hop Skip Jump, the band's recorded output is almost impossible to track down (a limited 7?” and 12-song CDr). But this is only the beginning. And if you saw their debut at last summer's PTP Shoegaze Fest, then you'll know why.
After releasing four demos (Moonbeams, In Transit, Radio San Francisco, and The Daisy Chain), Moonbeams will be releasing a compilation of their favorite demos as Forever, which will be available on vinyl Summer 2012.
"We believe that the best thing about making music is sharing it with people who will appreciate it, including friends in the recording process, making new friends, and having something to look back on when we get older."
CRUEL SUMMER offer a fuzzy bliss dream of shimmering guitars and hazy, fuzzy pop. Reminiscent of the mid to late 80's C86 and SARAH sound with a dash of 4AD's hazy early 90's catalogue. A nod to hours spent as a teenager in the late 80s digging through NME and Melody Maker issues to find out who the secret overseas DIY pop hit-makers were. Pick up their brill debut 12" in stunning die-cut sleeve, courtesy Mt.st.mtn and dream a little louder.