Sid The Cat & Bootleg Theater Present
Lomelda, Aaron M. Olson's Musical Tracing Project, Wizard Apprentice
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Stephen Steinbrink is a 27 year old songwriter and recording engineer born and raised in the arid desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA, dividing his time between the green spaces around Olympia, Washington and the concrete flats of Oakland, California. Having spent the better part of a decade touring North America and Europe, Stephen has established himself as a capable and prolific wielder of the pop form, both with his simple heartbreaking lyrics that explore the banal and absurd, to his melodies that can be instantly recalled — as if they’ve already lived a full life in the listener’s head.
Beginning his career in the mid-2000’s as a part the west coast DIY underground, Stephen Steinbrink has gone on to relentlessly self-produce 8 LPs of pop music. His breakthrough album, Arranged Waves was recorded in Steinbrink’s home studio and was released by Melodic (US/UK) and P-Vine (Japan) in 2014. Praised by the NME and the Guardian, the album explored themes of lost images and repressed memories, conditional reasoning and Zen Buddhism, but ultimately expressed a human vulnerability in its recording quality that makes the album both perplexing and compelling.
Steinbrink’s new album ANAGRAMS was recorded by Nicholas Wilbur (Mount Eerie, Hungry Cloud Darkening) at the legendary UNKNOWN in Anacortes, WA, and will be released by Melodic and P-Vine in summer 2016.
If you were to ask Hannah Read what Lomelda means, you’d probably end up with some kind of non-answer and a new topic. It is a guarded secret reserved for those who really pry. It is a high school attempt at describing something vast and powerful yet uniquely quiet and complex. And it is ever-changing. Lomelda is about memory, intimacy, and the tragedies of distance. As a band, it has appeared in several forms over the years, but always, to Hannah, Lomelda has been about discovering friendship and connection. Close collaborators have become closer friends. And when you see Lomelda, when you hear it, it is apparent that Hannah cares deeply about the connection made with the people on stage, the connection with you.
by life long lomelda pals, Andrew & Lindsey Hulett
Aaron M. Olson's Musical Tracing Project
Aaron M Olson is a Los Angeles based composer. His recording projects include The Rests, L.A. Takedown and Aaron M Olson. He also performs live in many other musical groups