And photog Joe Cortez was there to shoot the show:
Rosechild began shortly after singer-songwriter Haile Meirow moved to L.A. from the Rocky Mountains and met guitarist Joshua Martinez. The duo privately collaborated for a year before declaring their moniker and recruiting a rhythm section. Their debut EP, Remedies, was self-recorded at their compact Glendale-based studio and mixed on analog tape by engineer Pete de Boer. The result is a soul-based fusion of psychedelic passion and raw rhythm that conjures an uncanny 90’s alt-rock vibe which is blatant on their single “Sea of Green”:
And here’s its live performance/very wet music video:
October’s Child is the collaborative project of chanteuse Britt Warner and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Waré who chose their moniker after their shared birth month. For their debut single, the coed duo morphed Kings of Leon‘s spacey song “Closer” into a haunting, epic swirl led by Warner’s oh-so-lush voice.
October’s Child will perform on June 23rd at The Hotel Cafe.
Teenage Wrist is a Silver Lake-based side-project of Kamtin Mohager (The Chain Gang Of 1974), Marshall Gallagher (of Swing Hero), and Anthony Salazar. Their recently released debut EP, Dazed, is a steady blast of throwback alt-rock which strikes a diligent balance between melodic sincerity and shoegaze fuzz as if recorded at Fort Apache Studios in the mid-’90s. Here’s the beautifully raucous “Mirror Talk”:
“Have you ever felt the gloom?”
Teenage Wrist will perform on June 29th at The Echo.
When songwriter Mindy Jones isn’t performing solo or singing for Moby, she’s collaborating with Luke Top (of Fool’s Gold) as Adult Video. The side project began on a couch in an Echo Park living room, along with a cat, and due to a dare. The result is “ALIVE” –a beautifully brooding ode to Americana-inspired indie rock lacquered by Jones’ soulful voice as if the wind wailing through a ghost town at dusk. Here’s its aptly spooky, animated lyric video created by morgans brother:
Emily Gold returns by releasing a music video for her dream-pop/grunge-fuzz single “Cyanide Lollipop” off her forthcoming debut LP Recluse. Shot and edited by her drummer, Sean Draper, the apt video features a hedonistic, polygamous, bohemian “Lollipop Cult” which Gold and her band successfully infiltrate and poison.
The Emily Gold Band will perform on June 22nd at Hams & Egg Tavern.
Sophie and The Bom Boms returns by leaking another single, “All Mine (Real Bitches),” off their forthcoming sophomore EP. The edgy track spits out snappy, superfly power pop courtesy of oh-so-sharp production by David Elevator –the original Bom (or OB). And you can’t ignore the commentative sing-talk lyrics responding to the ever-rising popularity of plastic surgery. Or as Sophie explains, “this is an anthem for all those who’ve kept it real.”
And here’s its potent lyric video: