Sunbathe, Prism Tats
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
7:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
I’m a doctor: I’ve seen it a million times before and you, my poor friend, have caught a bad case. We in the medical community are not entirely sure of the root cause, its pathology being ambiguous in the extreme and its symptoms of an almost spiritual nature—indeed the condition itself does not yet have a name—but it appears to be widespread and, when left untreated, the consequences can be devastating inthe utmost. But wait. Before you panic—before you resort to all manner of snake oils and folk remedies—I have good news. A cure has been discovered. We can begin treatment immediately. I’m prescribing for you a steady dose of Sunbathe’s Sunbathe, a miraculously efficacious pop-rock analgesic for what ails you; a collection of nine tightly-woven, deeply melodic songs that treat a wide variety of your symptoms from heartache, modern ennui, existential paralysis, paternal relations, and yes, that mother of all afflictions, love. Sunbathe is brought to you by Maggie Morris (the brilliant mind behind household favorites such as Genders and Youth) and has been fortified with the stylings of trusted industry mainstays Pieter Hilton and Shannon Steele (of Typhoon) and Jenny Logan (Deathlist, Summer Cannibals); all manufactured in thestate-of-the-art laboratory of Destination Universe. Drink deep, my friend. You got lucky this time.
Prism Tats is a Los Angeles-based rock ‘n roll band that is the creation of the deceptively sophisticated South African musician, Garett van der Spek. Although it began as a one-man band with a drum machine keeping the beat for van der Spek’s quite modestly self-described “yelping and noodling”, it is quickly gaining momentum: after enlisting a live drummer & bass player, the band has begun to turn Angelenos’ heads & will be touring nationally throughout 2016.
Following the self-release of a home-recorded EP titled Excess, van der Spek finished a full-length album, which was recently mixed by Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Wild Flag, !!!). The self-titled debut album is out now on Anti- Records.