Wax Children

Wax Children

Perfect Families, Crystales, Modern Time Machines

Sat · October 7, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Perfect Families
Perfect Families
Perfect Families are a Seattle Dream Pop/Indie Rock duo offering bittersweet, layered nuances and a driving, melodic pop sensibility.

Their full-length, self-titled album was recently released in August of 2015.

The band was created by two brothers Joel and Micah Smith in 2012. They also feature live musicians Raven Macdaniels, Tamir Rawlings and Joseph Oakes.
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).
Modern Time Machines
Modern Time Machines’ haunting, bittersweet melodies recall elements of dream pop, new wave, and space rock, and their sound has been described as “a noisy, romantic hurricane for those who like their rock with intricate layers” (Buzzbands.LA). Boy/girl vocal harmonies feature heavily in the band’s feedback-laced love songs, which have drawn comparisons to shoegazers and noiseniks including M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth.

After playing their first show in December 2007, the band’s first single “Dweeb” began receiving strong radio support from Los Angeles’ KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound, the band garnered noteworthy praise for its shows, playing LA venues such as The Satellite and The Glass House alongside acts including Nightmare Air, The Cold & Lovely, and Letting Up Despite Great Faults, as well as touring Austin, TX for the 2011 SXSW music fest. Their music has been featured nationally with a live TV performance on the Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, and in the Lifetime Television movie "Lethal Seduction".

A new single + music video is in store for late 2017, and MTM's sophomore full-length album will see release soon after.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042