Satellite Citi CD Release

Satellite Citi CD Release

Æges, Ever So Android

Sun · February 25, 2018

8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Satellite Citi
Satellite Citi
Satellite Citi are an alt-rock two piece band hailing from Los Angeles, California. Anna Gevorkian (vocals/drums) and Shaunt Sulahian (guitars/backing vocals) are successful in pushing forth elements of multiple genres to create a truly unique and dynamic realm of sound. Combining Gevorkian’s melodic vocals and funk rock drumming style with Sulahian’s dynamic guitars and background in heavy metal, Satellite Citi resurrect the rock genre with a fresh and modern delivery.

Formed in 2015, the name Satellite Citi derived from the notion of a city where people communicate thoughts through their satellite minds. After working on previous solo projects, the duo realized their future of collaborating together. They teamed up with famed rock producer, Brad Wood (Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins) in creating their upcoming debut EP, Negative Space. It is inspired by topics which motivate them lyrically, from societal issues and corruption of politics, to battling internal demons and struggling to find solace. Gevorkian reveals, “the underlying theme in our music would be overcoming negative energy, hence the EP title, Negative Space. We want our music to encourage people to stand up when they’ve fallen”. Despite Negative Space being a raw, rock and roll EP filled with relentless energy and growling guitars, it thematically features sensitive and introspective subject matters.
Leading single ‘Undead’ showcases the band’s use of composing music to bring people together and help those in a time of need. The inspiring music video for this single, directed by Powell Robinson and Patrick Young, follows a despondent LGBTQ youth after they’ve been kicked out of their home and constantly harassed by their peers. The video takes an unexpected turn and shows Satellite Citi joining forces with the youth and defeating every metaphor in their path, united as a team. With memorable melodies and a contagious chorus, ‘Undead’ hits listeners with a punch of energy and exudes just the right amount of edge. It’s a relentless song, shimmering with intensity.
In ÆGES (pronounced “ages”), ambitious rock n’ roll soundscapes and melodies the size of mountains are the electrifying result of four men from diverse musical backgrounds united by their shared love of loud guitars, big drums and catchy songs. Since joining forces in Downtown Los Angeles, guitarists/vocalists Kemble Walters and Cory Clark, and bassist Tony Baumeister have concocted a thrilling sound that’s both nostalgic and forward thinking.

ÆGES has made the improbable marriage of massive extremes their hallmark, steering beyond the simple combination of sonic crunch and melodic hooks into a hypnotizing and enchanting lane occupied by pioneering acts like Queens Of The Stone Age and Soundgarden.

The group has earned accolades from respected outlets like Brooklyn Vegan, Decibel, Exclaim!, MetalSucks, Guitar World, and Alternative Press; shared stages with Tool, Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, Chevelle, Buckcherry, FLOOR, and Local H; and joined tastemaker festivals like Fun Fun Fun Fest, Power Of The Riff, and South By Southwest.

The interplay between Walters and Clark in particular is an absolute standout all over Weightless, the most fully realized work from ÆGES thus far. The duo’s separate screams, blending harmonies, jagged duels and unrelenting passion simply blow the doors down. Weightless is as fierce and chaotic as it is earnest and atmospheric.

For their first album with Another Century, ÆGES worked with veteran rock producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Seether) and mixer/Saosin guitarist Beau Burchell (The Bronx, Emery, Middle Class Rut), with additional production on a couple of the Weightless tracks handled by the band themselves.

The Bridge (2012) was a guitar driven affair whose singular focus gave way to the even bigger sonic tapestry found on Above & Down Below (2014), cementing ÆGES as four players with distinctive strengths that combine to make something virtually unrivaled today, as clearly evidenced by every single song on Weightless.

The new record from ÆGES takes listeners on a journey to a place somewhere between The Green Album by Baroness, Colour & The Shape by Foo Fighters, and Superunknown by Soundgarden. Weightless is fully charged by powerful guitars, pounding drums, rich melodies, and delays veering between dense and sometimes sparse.

Massive sonic heft, magical melodies, odd-time signatures and raw power co-habitate with transcendent catchiness throughout, as various combinations of sonic strength and spacey noise build tension that is both organic and dramatic, earning each of the album’s biggest moments with authentic earnestness. ÆGES has mastered the slow psychedelic jam as well, intertwining all of these elements with desert rock, flashes of prog, and thick guitars that ebb and flow.

ÆGES is prone to experiment with dissonant sounds without the pretensions of art-rock; they swing for the fences with unabashedly huge vocal hooks, without the vapidity of pop rock. This is a band with unstoppable potential, owing much to the fact that they can shake the earth with grandiose bombast without the boundaries and limitations of hard rock, hardcore-punk or any associated subculture.

With nothing tying ÆGES down, their future is truly Weightless.
Ever So Android
Ever So Android
Ever So Android fuse rock and roll with a contrasting electronic presence. Formed in 2012 by guitarist/programmer Drew Murray and vocalist Hope Simpson, the duo quickly gained notoriety as one of Seattle's most explosive live acts. With the addition of drummer Ben Hilzinger in 2015, Ever So Android’s sound took on a more melodic tenor. This current line up has found a band both rich in power and pop sensibility
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042