So Many Wizards Vinyl Release

The Hi Hat, KXLU & Lolipop Records Present

So Many Wizards Vinyl Release

Roses, Susan, Trabants

Thu · June 8, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

So Many Wizards
So Many Wizards
With a sound that Aquarium Drunkard describes as an "enigmatic blend of pop, rock, ballads, and zany nuggets," the hardworking dream pop group, So Many Wizards, have been consistently playing high-spirited and powerful live shows across Los Angeles and greater Southern California. Started originally by lead singer/guitarist Nima Kazerouni in Long Beach, California, the current lineup includes Erik Felix on drums, Bassist Devin Ratliff, and Martin Tomemitsu on lead guitar. Their single "Inner City" earned airplay on BBC 1 leading to a UK tour as well as touring the US, and last year supporting No Age at the first annual KXLU Fest in Los Angeles. They have unquestionably become a staple of LA's DIY music scene as all of their local shows are brimming with sweaty young fans crowd surfing and dancing along to every jangly dream punk song. Along with packing venues with their high-energy shows, So Many Wizards have released a handful of EPs, a debut album, two 7"s, and recently had their single "Lose Your Mind" featured on FOX's New Girl. They just released their Part Time Punks session EP via Lolipop Records and a split 7" via Converse Rubber Tracks and Amoeba Music. Their sophomore full-length album, Heavy Vision is slated to be released in September 2016.
Roses
Roses
Dream pop trio Roses bloomed from the recesses of Los Angeles in early 2013. While guitarist Juan Velasquez was on hiatus from L.A. darkwavers Abe Vigoda, he met singer/keyboardist Marc Steinberg at a local gay bar, trading mix tapes and finding they shared a love for alt heroines like Yoko Ono, Julee Cruise and Marianne Faithful. Meanwhile, Velasquez knew bassist Victor Herrera after meeting him eight years ago at L.A. punk venue The Smell during its legendary run in the 2000s, bonding over female-fronted jangle pop bands like 10,000 Maniacs, The Sundays and The Cranberries. They were all looking to start a new band, so the three-piece began recording demos reflecting that love of delicate alt-rock of the ’80s and ’90s but smothering the results with industrial beats, shoegaze guitars and Steinberg’s intoning vocals. They’d go on to get their live legs while touring the West Coast and playing alongside bands like Diiv, Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles.

With the four-song Dreamlover EP out August 5, recorded in L.A. by Alex DeGroot (engineer/keyboardist for Zola Jesus) and released on Group Tightener, the band has waxed their sound down to a fine point. They blend shimmering guitars and power chords with washes of dreamy synthesizers and new-wave basslines on “Florence Girls,” like The Wake taking off in The Go-Go’s convertible. An air of New Romanticism and the influence of the Cocteau Twins can be heard on nostalgic ballad “The Fog.” Steinberg’s lilting croon sails on woozy keys and waves of distortion on “Icicle” and skips with David Byrne-esque abandon over a stuttering beat and walking bassline on pop jam “It’s Over.” With Dreamlover, Roses take up the mantle as one of L.A.’s next great bands.
Susan
Susan
Susan is comprised of three humanoids who happen to play instruments and share a love for champagne cocktails.
Trabants
Trabants
Trabants is a surf band from Los Angeles featuring a rotating line up of assorted musicians
who find their muse in the dusty crates of forgotten records.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042