DTCV (ex-Guided By Voices), The Technicolors

DTCV (ex-Guided By Voices)

Named after the Jean-Luc Godard film, Los-Angeles based post-punk outfit DCTV (Détective) was formed in March 2012 by James Greer (ex-Guided By Voices, Roi, The Camels, etc.), Guylaine Vivarat, an active member of the LA music scene (Useless Keys, 2 Hearts & Chemicals) and Chris Dunn from Chicago (the city).

Détective has thus far released two EPs, Very Fallen World and Basket of Masks. A full length album, However Strange, was released in late August on cassette by Burger Records to coincide with a national tour opening for Guided By Voices in September. The group is currently working on an ambitious double album with Steve Kille of Dead Meadow, which we plan to release in September 2013.

The Technicolors

The Technicolors are a musically sophisticated young rock band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, who blend grand gestures of rock-n-roll with elements of classic acoustic rock. Their ambitious new album Listener deluxe is available now on Bay Area Independent label, Tallest Man Records.

Listener was recorded over a span of ten days in January at a new studio in Phoenix called Studio at the Farm. Fresh off the road, The Technicolors had found a new energy and were anxious to make their debut album as a band.

The Technicolors spent 2011 and 2012 hitting it hard, tirelessly touring the nation and finding their sound as a band. With driving electric guitar riffs and a flair for the dramatic, the band started gaining a reputation of being loud...in a good way. They closed 2012 with a West Coast Tour as main support for ...Trail of Dead last Fall.

"We would show up to these tiny bars with a lot of gear and get really loud. We love big songs," says Smiley.

Citing influences like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, and the Travelling Wilburys, The Technicolors focused on creating a dynamic album of expansive songs that can be musically complex and artistic and still reach a vast amount of people. Listener weaves ambient electric guitar beds with searing solos punctuated with Smiley's earnest vocals reminiscent of Oasis and Wolfmother.

The Standing Cinema

Donovan Rice started out in Philadelphia as a solo singer/songwriter, getting his name out there by playing at open mics and eventually releasing an EP and full length album. His songwriting and performances eventually caught the attention of two other area musicians, Billy Rose and Dave DeHart. After an undeniable chemistry, the three decided to carry on as a power trio, collaborating styles and forming a collective energy seen on stage in various live performances over the past year.



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