Summer Sounds at the Fest
LA, are you ready to rock?! When thinking of great outdoor festivals images of delicious food, refreshing drinks, warm sun and good friends come to mind… And great summer sounds! That’s why we’ve gathered two of LA’s most exciting up-and-coming bands for your listening enjoyment, so you can catch them live right here at home before they’re snapped-up to headline Coachella.
Warpaint is an all-girl quartet from Los Angeles. They weave intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia and intimacy.
In early 2009, their self-released debut EP Exquisite Corpse soared straight to #1 on legendary Los Angeles Amoeba Records’ local artists chart. By September 2009, Manimal Vinyl reissued it on CD and vinyl, complete with a new bonus track, ‘Krimson’. Mixed by John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the EP successfully captures the band’s sonic textures and playful dynamism that they’re notorious for creating in a live setting. With a buzz already in the air, Warpaint is now beginning to stir the masses with praise in the US and abroad. Dazed and Confused calls Exquisite Corpse “a collection of magical psychedelia drifting over sublime moments of raw melody courtesy of the three free ethereal vocalists,” while The Independent adds, “They make a quite lovely sound with dreamy vocals, off-kilter hazy guitars.”
Onstage, Warpaint’s disarmingly authentic package can shake a room into a dance frenzy, while simultaneously holding it in a trance-like dreamworld. Playing to many captivated audiences, Warpaint has opened for Yeasayer, Black Heart Procession, and The Slits to name a few. Warpaint took on a hectic 2009 fall touring schedule including a series of shows opening for Brooklyn-based trio School of Seven Bells, followed by numerous performances at CMJ Music Marathon, a series of headlining shows, and an opening spot for Band of Horses.
The band is currently working in the studio with producer Tom Biller on their first full-length album, which is due out on Rough Trade Records later this year. Warpaint is Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (guitar/vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums).
The Deadly Syndrome is one of our favorite LA bands. Ever. Attendees are in for a huge treat because the lads put on a killer show that is filled with great energy, sounds and visuals.
While garnering rave reviews for their debut album, The Ortolan, The Deadly Syndrome also established themselves as one of the West Coast’s most electrifying live bands and must-see acts in Los Angeles’ indie music scene. Throughout the last few years the band has played multiple acclaimed shows in Los Angeles and has also toured with Cold War Kids, The Faint, Lykki Li, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros and No Age.
“,,,The Ortolan …by the Deadly Syndrome, is as sophisticated and smart as the band’s live shows are chaotic and exhilarating.”–Los Angeles Times
“Within months, they were appearing on bills with Silver Lake’s biggest bands (including Cold War Kids and Monsters Are Waiting) and had earned a reputation for explosively energetic live shows…” -LA Weekly
Once again our friend Bryan Davidson, DJ extraordinaire, will be providing the backdrop for the event.
Bryan was born and raised under the expansive blue skies of Northern New Mexico, but has called LA home for the last 17 years. Known for playing eclectic, diverse tunes and marathon sets of up to ten hours straight, when Bryan’s in the house, rest assured you are in good hands. His two favorite bands are The Stones and The Clash, in that order.