There are no victims in music, only volunteers.

"I recommend it"- Henry Rollins, KCRW
"Minimal and elusive"- August Brown, LA Times
"[M]usic for people who see all too well in the dark"- Chris Ziegler, LA Weekly
"Totally ruling L.A. noir"- Aaron Aldorisio, Amoeba Music
VUM began in 2008 as the songwriting duo Jennifer Pearl and Christopher Badger working in and out of the Secret Lodge in Topanga Canyon, CA. Partners in crime, and co-conspirators for this new throbbing noir heartbeat, the two tread a deceptively minimalist path. Their debut EP "Strange Attractor" manages to be the desert, the tropics, and "the streets" all at once. In 2011, VUM released their first full-length album, Night Sun, on Secret Lodge Recordings. Night Sun lead the listener further into the jungle-choked latitudes of distant locales and explored the dark side of psychic war, whilst becoming a favorite of the underground blogosphere and a staple on Henry Rollins KCRW radio show.
 VUM now includes live drummer/percussionist, Scott Spaulding, who makes his first appearance on their 2012 seven inch single release- Laura Palmer/Are You Animal? (Secret Lodge Recordings). These two tracks show a shift deeper into the darkwave/ pop-noir spectrum of VUM's aesthetic. Laura Palmer was hailed as a song that "will forever be cemented into your mind as a song that you loved deeply" by bloggers, a "pop culture fav" by USA Today, and is in constant rotation on L.A.'s college radio KXLU and in Rollins' Saturday night KCRW set.
 VUM is now in the studio preparing for their highly anticipated 2nd full-length release.

Catharsis for Cathedral

Mystical explorations in the modern world.

Drab Majesty

Ariel Pink meets Fad Gadget meets Ziggy Stardust meets Genesis P-Orridge making lo-fi darkwave dreampop post-psychedelia occult-style shoegaze on cassettes (in his bedroom). This is DRAB MAJESTY. Behold, thee Majesty, and not drab at all.

Host/DJ Neil Martinson

spins Psych, Soul, Glam, Bubblegum, Laserboogie and such like...

$5 adv - $7 dos


Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.

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