STAL EP Release

STAL EP Release

Phil Good, Emery and The Vision, Moxi

Thu · November 29, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Despite still being in his twenties multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Pierre-Marie Maulini has already enjoyed an enviable career. Born and raised in the South of France where he first cut his musical teeth performing with his brother in the band A Red Season Shade, Maulini would go on to write for and produce artists such as VV Brown and notably spend more than two years on the road as part of M83 following the hugely successful 'Saturdays = Youth' album.

Having toured the world, Maulini returned to Paris in 2012 inspired to once again focus on his own music and start work on what would soon become STAL. Fusing blissful electronica, cinematic post-rock with a pop sensibility Maulini set about pouring his life's experience into music. The resulting debut album recorded in Paris and Brussels and produced by Maulini himself is a serious statement of intent, Everything about this album is big, the ambition, the sheer scale of it, but importantly 'Young Hearts' reveals that Maulini also understands that for music to be more than just something to admire from a distance it must also speak to us on a more intimate level. Time and time again, just when the sheer size of it all, the massed wall of sound threatens to overwhelm you, when the prettiness becomes too much to contain and collapse upon itself like a supernova he brings it back down to an intimate, hushed moment, revealing the humanity at the heart of the dizzying spectacle.
Phil Good
Phil Good
Phil Good is challenging the rigid expectation that a musician should fit into any one genre. Incorporating layered electronic production, soft indie vocals, dynamic instrumentals, and left-of-center pop beats, Phil Good is carving out a lane of his own with his distinct genre-transcending sound that he called “synths and feelings.”

Bursting onto the scene at the end of 2016 with his debut “Sleeping In,” Phil Good has continued to prove himself with a string of intoxicating releases, such as “Growing Up,” “I Miss You,” and “Better,” which came out via Lowly Palace. Racking up millions of his streams and tastemaker praise, Pulse Recordings recently signed Phil Good for publishing.

Producing, writing and performing all of his music, Phil Good is a multi-talented force that has led him to collaborate with the likes of Cheat Codes, Lauv, Carlie Hanson, Shallou, and many more. Last year he featured on the K?D track, “Lose Myself,” which hit the Billboard Dance Chart, and catapulted the Phil Good name into the musical zeitgeist.

Jared Maldonado has been creating music long before the birth of Phil Good. Hailing from Portland, Oregon and now Los Angeles based, Maldonado grew up in a musical household listening to his dad’s Prince and Steely Dan records from a young age. He self-taught himself guitar at the age of 12 and by middle and in high school he formed bands with his friends. He continued to play and tour with a number of projects, but it wasn’t until 2017 when Phil Good was created and everything began to click into place for Maldonado.

The self-admitted “bad pun” name is a glimpse into Phil Good’s personality. His signature hand drawn artwork and goofy yet honest social presence have Phil standing out from the masses in the overpopulated pop landscape. With more music, visuals and live shows on the way, Phil Good is only just getting started.
Emery and The Vision
A testament to the power of music and its ability to lift our spirit, Emery and The Vision was formed when childhood friends Sam Emery (Vocals and Guitar) and Freddy Janney (Drums) reconnected after each of them saw their long-term relationships end unexpectedly within days of each other. Feeling lost, the two musicians turned to music (as many of us do) and began playing together with the hope of recapturing the creative spark they’d found while jamming in each other’s garages during their childhood.

They brought childhood friend and fellow LA transplant Chris Gens (Bass) into the fold and their informal basement jam sessions quickly materialized into a collection of songs that combined a unique blend of ethereal California dream rock with the distorted guitars of Britpop.

Currently in the process of recording their first EP, Emery and The Vision is a project built on a foundation of rock n’ roll with a clear purpose and dedication to creating music that unites us and enhances the human experience, just as it did with the members of the band.
Moxi, a Los Angeles based indie pop outfit built upon the dreamy, ethereal vocals of Anna Toy and surrounded by the moody, atmospheric keyboards of Andy Toy. Drawing on elements from pop, classic cinema, and 80’s new wave, Moxi presents Anna’s distinct vocals against a backdrop of dark electronic textures, innovative guitar sonics and enigmatic, dream pop melodies. Moxi’s latest release, Figures Bathed in Light, Bathed in Light, is filled with spiritual reflection, themes of conquering life’s demons, and facing the dark as well as the light.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042