Sucker For Pumps, Das Tapes, The Spreewells

Sucker For Pumps

Perhaps the engulfing rhythm section, melodic guitar arrangements, and a refusal to conform to the overplayed elements of popular music are what make Sucker for Pumps stand out in this catchall music genre that is indie-rock.
Over the years, San Fernando Valley's own Sucker for Pumps has taken L.A.'s independent rock music scene by storm. The band was formed in the summer of 2008 by cousins Ruben Herrera (Vocals, Guitar) and Frankie Melero (Drums). Following a brief front-man search and a few line-up changes, their initial vision was completed with the addition of David Gonzalez (Bass).

As children of the 80's, their music is inspired by the life and times of the era. Their sound can best be described as a culmination of an array of musical influences ranging from Joy Division, indie pioneers The Smiths, and today's Editors, Bloc Party, and Thrice. The group, however, sets themselves apart by creating a unique sound that's infused with melodic rock, seducing cadences, and a sweetly nostalgic dose of indie-pop.

Sucker for Pumps released their debut 5-track EP, "Lights," in March of 2009. Including singles "We Arsonists" and "David & Goliath," each song delivers a glimpse into the band's own experiences with life, love and angst, and their constant struggle against conformity. The "brothers," as they refer to themselves, write music fueled by a genuine passion for the art. Using music as a medium, the band hopes to share their message: "Music is the driving force here. The Music is what it's all about. We hope to give back a fraction of what Music has given us."
Now, four years into their journey, S4PS is on the verge of releasing their Sophomore EP, "Money." With the addition of new guitarist (and brother), Robert Melero, the band hopes to continue in their journey of growing musically and sharing it with any who care to listen. In the interim, the quartet will continue to captivate audiences with their dynamic live performances. Having successfully showcased at most LA go-to venues, S4PS has no intentions of slowing down. "Our intentions are to play to anyone that will have us. Our goal is simply to make good art. If at the end of the day the fame and stardom never dawn, we're good with it. This music will live on forever."
Sucker for Pumps is undeniably seductive. Their irresistible pop-beats and insane on-stage chemistry will reel you in and make you a sucker for Sucker for Pumps.

Das Tapes

The Spreewells

An indie rock band cut from the same cloth as the Libertines and the Jam, the Spreewells write about the whole wide world: flying in airplanes, creepy journalists, neighborhoods in Rome, tires on asphalt, the country of Lebanon, and much more. Come for the party, come to make sure



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