Modern Time Machines, Sun Colony, Saint Cecilia, Old Toy Trains, Brian Cleary (DJ)

Modern Time Machines

Modern Time Machines’ haunting, bittersweet melodies recall elements of dream pop, new wave, and space rock, and their sound has been described as “a noisy, romantic hurricane for those who like their rock with intricate layers” (Buzzbands.LA). Boy/girl vocal harmonies feature heavily in the band’s feedback-laced love songs, which have drawn comparisons to shoegazers and noiseniks including M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth.

After playing their first show in December 2007, the band’s first single “Dweeb” began receiving strong radio support from Los Angeles’ KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound, the band garnered noteworthy praise for its shows, playing LA venues such as The Satellite and The Glass House alongside acts including Nightmare Air, The Cold & Lovely, and Letting Up Despite Great Faults, as well as touring Austin, TX for the 2011 SXSW music fest. Music from the band’s 2012 debut LP “Continuity Girl” has also been featured nationally on the Adult Swim TV network with a live performance on the cult hit The Eric Andre Show.

Modern Time Machines is Ben Golomb, Justin Bond, Nadia Franks, and Neil Johnson. The band’s forthcoming sophomore LP will be released in early 2018.

Reverberating through the dormant hills of Topanga Canyon, California the Sun Colony sound ascends into a wash of illuminous noise. Nostalgic dreamscapes melt and create a finely unrefined blend of Los Angeles sparkle and London gloom.

Inspired by the shadows of Echo & The Bunnymen, Wire, and Primal Scream, guitars swirl and bend with captive leads and blanketing rhythms. Angular drums pulse beside driving bass, clearing a sonic pathway for the ethereal vocals, grasping clarity within their own beautiful chaos. It is not a welcoming that draws you in -- it is a demanding pull.

Recommended for escapists, surrealists, and the sonically possessed.

Saint Cecilia

SAINT CECILIA is Cecilia Enriquez - a Los Angeles native who first started making waves in her dreampop outfit C-HORSE, returns with a new band and evolved sound. Saint Cecilia’s pop arias are layered with intricate vocal harmonies, sustained by lively wurlitzer and rhodes, jangly guitar and a colorful interplay of drums and bass guitar. Her compositions are immediate and infectious, but deceptively so; bright and sunny moments give way to darker qualities, similar to the creator herself. A dreamy, breezy soul, Saint Cecilia is an intuitive songwriter and seer, and her music bears witness to the past, present and, somehow, the future.

With her new album, Entrance , to be released May 26 on LOLIPOP RECORDS - Saint Cecilia joins the upper echelon of songsmiths. Her music reflects the great pop sensibilities of the 60s, 70s and beyond, but there is no time for Saint Cecilia like the present.

Old Toy Trains, a school of like-minded travelers who have grown in numbers over the course of various incarnations that are at times minimal and cosmic through the telescope that should be on your front porch. They've been on various compilations and have just released their first ep on Detroit's Mind Expansion records. Home to such acts like Fuxa,Spectrum and Suicide's Martin Rev. Also digitally via Planting Seeds Records.
Old Toy Trains was bread and spread in Lux Angeles.

Brian Cleary

Brian Cleary of The Movies and Radar Bros.


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