HOTT MT + The Gloomies + Hideout
Fever The Ghost DJ Set
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Hour Of The Time Majesty Twelve (HOTT MT) is an experimental pop group based in LA. Together, couple Spooki Tavi and Ashi Dala create cartoon-like psychedelic fantasy in the dusty shimmer of East Hollywood. Since their formation in 2012, the group has collaborated with: The Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, Erykah Badu, and Ke$ha. They have also opened for: The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes and Galaxie 500. The group’s second full length record, titled AU (Alternate Universe), was recorded in various spaces, including their home base Non Plus Ultra, and has been mixed by psych artist Morgan Delt (Sub Pop). The album, inspired by fantasy soundtracks and medieval arrangements is a raw and youthful exploration of adolescence as it transforms into adulthood.
Following 2015 debut single “LSD,” The Gloomies are proud to announce the release of their first EP. The Blackout EP finds the band in a very different state of mind, trading the sun-dappled Southern California beaches for the vast, barren expanses of the desert. Lead single “Bleached Out” perfectly captures the band’s newfound spirit—as ominously emblematic of the old West as tumbleweeds at dusk or a shuttered saloon at the edge of a ghost town. “A lot of friends who heard ‘LSD’ first might be surprised by Blackout,” explains lead singer Andy Craig. “But it was important to me that these songs come out now and together on this record. It felt right.” Since the release of “LSD,” The Gloomies have shared the stage with Hinds, Public Access TV, Day Wave, and completed a month-long residency at the Soda Bar in San Diego.
Blackout EP is available on April 1 2016 via Thrill Me Records.
Hideout’s inception began on the road. Made up of Gabriel Rodriguez (guitar/vocals) and Cory Stier (drums), the duo are longtime friends from San Diego who grew up playing in bands both together and separately. Now touring members of Cults and living on different coasts, Cory and Gabe took advantage of time on tour by writing music. “Recently I've been playing in other peoples bands,” Gabe says, “however I've always been writing my own music. Cory and I have been collaborating for years. We mostly would work on songs for fun with no real idea of what it would become.” Fast-forward to present day and Hideout is gearing up to release their debut album, Hideout - Rookie.
Hideout - Rookie is comprised of eleven tracks written and recorded over the course of the last 2 years. “Cory and I live on opposite sides of the country, so writing and recording takes time,” notes Gabe. “I start with demoing songs in my apartment, usually just a guitar riff and a melody. I then send it off to Cory who works on rhythms. We talk about it on the phone, and in person when our schedules allow us to meet up. We both tour in Cults so sometimes we work in hotel rooms or backstage or in the van.”
Reminiscent of early Bowie, Hideout - Rookie is complete with gritty guitar loops and ethereal vocals singing tales of abduction and space travels. “I’m really into Sci-Fi,” Gabe laughs. So much so that three songs on the album are actually an interconnecting story, starting with Skylights, which tells of a young boy’s kidnapping by “lights in the sky.” The boy is returned home with no recollection of his family or life before the lights. Battle Lights gives the listener a peak into the boy’s life a few years after his return. Now having visions, the boy hears voices that tell him to preach the lessons learned during his space journey. And of course, he’s seen as delusional. Stronger is told from the perspective of the boy’s mother. After he is committed, she sits in his hospital room wondering where she went wrong. Was there more she could have done? The visions have taken over.
Hideout - Rookie transcends listeners to a world of fantasy while evoking sounds of one of rock’s greatest eras.
Hideout - Rookie hits streets November 4th via Thrill Me! Records.