Derde Verde EP Release

Derde Verde EP Release

Bokonon, Tim Carr

Wed · December 6, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Derde Verde
Derde Verde
Derde Verde is an artful indie-rock trio that weaves shape-­shifting rhythms and melodic guitar lines with eruptive dynamics and intimate, heartfelt vocals. The L.A. based band named themselves after Val Verde, a rural valley town of coyotes, rolling hills, and big sky, an hour north of the city.

With a range of influences from shoegaze, to krautrock, to indie electronica, the band’s music has been described as “quietly melodic soundscapes that twist and turn like a wild stream, refusing to be pigeonholed” (LA RECORD). L.A. WEEKLY notes, “The spirits of bands like Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo and Spoon are all at work here, but not always in the way you’d expect. It’s nice to see a group putting some independence back into indie rock." LA RECORD calls Derde Verde "the closest thing Los Angeles has to its own Radiohead right now."

After touring the US and Europe in support of their last record “Let Me Be a Light", Derde Verde spent much of the year producing their new EP in a warehouse above a flower shop in Downtown LA. The EP is now finished and the band will be putting out a string of singles before the release of the full record, early 2017.

Their last EP, Let Me Be A Light, is out now on 12” Vinyl, CD, and download, and is now available on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp.

​Derde Verde is Dylan McKenzie (lead vocals/guitar) Jonathan Schwarz (bass/vocals) & Matthias Wagner (drums)
"Quartet Bokonon is the latest L.A. band to put a California twist on British shoegaze and psychedelia. Their debut album “Prism Cinema” came out last month after a trying time during which the band lost its works-in-progress because of a hard-drive crash. The spacious, trippy compositions are the work of singer-guitarist Elvis Galvez, synth player Monique Luna, bassist-singer Ray Montes and drummer Tianna Nicole. Galvez and Nicole once played in the post-rock outfit Aftergloam, and here Bokonon (named for the fictitious religion invented by Kurt Vonnegut in his novel “Cat’s Cradle”) they ride Montes’ bass lines into the night sky, where, synths twinkling, their dreamy psych-rock can be mesmerizing." - Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA
Tim Carr
Tim Carr
Tim Carr is a singer/composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music is a mix of instrumental interludes, and minimal folkesque songs inspired by African rhythms, melodies of the French Romantics and 60s pop.

He has worked, as a drummer and collaborator, with the bands HAIM, The Americans and Fell Runner, performing with artists such as Devendra Banhart, Gaby Moreno, Ryan Bingham, Edward Sharpe, Julian Casablancas, Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Broken Social Scene and Nick Cave. With The Americans, he’s recorded with T Bone Burnett, performed on Letterman and is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary American Epic produced by T Bone Burnett, Jack White and Robert Redford.

Tim’s first home recordings were released in the fall of 2014 under the Moorworks label in Japan. His song, The Last Day of Fighting, was included on the soundtrack to Watershed, directed and produced by Robert Redford, featuring other artists including Beck, Múm, and Thom Yorke. His debut album, The Last Day of Fighting, which includes some of his early recordings, was released in December, 2016. Tim recorded and self-produced all the songs, and plays all the instruments.

Raised in Marin County, surrounded by a family of musicians, Tim took up piano, guitar, and drums by eight years old. He continued to study drums and polyrhythms with Peter Magadini and, as a teenager, performed in numerous workshops, including The Brubeck Jazz Colony, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and SF Jazz Combos. Tim received a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and was featured on their Capitol Records CD for three consecutive years.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042