Michael Vidal

Michael Vidal

Crystales, Red Channel

Wed ยท August 2, 2017

12:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Michael Vidal
Michael Vidal
LA musician.
Crystales
Crystales
Named after the famed glass cathedral in Orange County, the L.A. shoegaze pop band Crystales evoke the California coast with their distorted surf riffs and Beach Boys-inspired melodies. Songs like the dreamy "Boring" and kaleidescopic "Seance" combine deep distortion a la My Bloody Valentine with touches of Phil Spector's wall of sound, the Smiths' jangle pop and Spanish music, while songs like "Shoggoth" are darker and heavier, revealing a sound closer to Nirvana or Sonic Youth. All new songs were recorded by Joel Jerome (Dios) in Highland Park, CA, and come from the band's forthcoming debut LP, due in 2017. After all playing together in various configurations over the years, Crystales formed in 2012 by brothers Nick and Billy Gil (guitar/vocals), cousin Tony Infante (bass) and neighbor Jason Hanakeawe (lead vocals/drums). They've played all over L.A. at venues like the Echo, the Smell and at Make Music Pasadena, with like-minded acts like Roses, Dunes, Moaning, Post Life, Joel Jerome and others. The band has released two digital 7"s and in 2015 released a self-titled EP, recorded by Alex DeGroot (Zola Jesus).
Red Channel
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042