The Satellite Presents
Modern Time Machines (Record Release) w/ Sun Colony, Color TV, The Elephant Parallax
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Modern Time Machines
The haunting, bittersweet melodies of LA-based shoegaze outfit Modern Time Machines have been described as a “noisy, romantic hurricane for those who like their rock with intricate layers” (Buzz Bands LA). Boy/girl vocal harmonies feature heavily in the band’s feedback-laced love songs, which have drawn comparisons to acts like M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth.
Following the local momentum of their earliest shows, the band’s first single “Dweeb” began receiving strong radio support from LA’s KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound with “nuanced playing and killer hooks” (Los Angeles Times), the band was invited to perform live nationally in 2012 on Adult Swim’s cult TV hit The Eric Andre Show, and their music will be featured in the upcoming film So Help You God by noted filmmaker Ashley York (Netflix’s TIG).
Modern Time Machines’ long-awaited sophomore LP “MTM” dropped in spring 2018. Produced by Josiah Mazzaschi (Jesus & Mary Chain, Nothing, Deap Vally), the album features contributions from Dave Dupuis (Film School, Nightmare Air), Kenneth James Gibson (Bell Gardens), Kaitlin Wolfberg (that dog.), and a song remixed by KCRW favorites, disco duo De Lux.
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.
Sun Colony is:
Vocals / Tommy Graf
Guitar + Synth / Derek Mabra
Guitar / Lauren Andino
Bass / Michael Quinn
Drums / Ola Palsson
Power Pop straight out of Los Angeles,CA. Color TV plays the
type of music you'd hear over the end credits of your favorite 80s movie.
The Elephant Parallax
The Elephant Parallax is a heavy-eclectic band native to Los Angeles. Its members
include David Renteria on guitars, Stephen Charouhas on bass, and Paul Charouhas
on drums. Vocals are shared by all members. The founding member, David, formed the
concept for the band in 2007, a musical symposium of united outcasts, and found
Stephen and Paul to complete the group. The band started working on arranging
complex and challenging material, with a frontiersman approach, where each member's
influences and musical personalities were explored. The group completed a demo in
late 2007 entitled Apes Who Looked Up followed by their debut album, the Elephant
Parallax, released in 2010. The band's live performances showcase their diverse
musicianship, intense energy, and raw passion forged and driven by sound, in full
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