Monday Night Residency with Kan Wakan

The Echo Presents

Monday Night Residency with Kan Wakan

Oh Boy Les Mecs, YoYa, Seasons

Mon, February 25, 2013

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

This event is 21 and over

Kan Wakan
Kan Wakan
Kan Wakan is an emerging Silverlake-based group formed in January of 2012 by composer and multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui Linev. Linev teamed up with guitarist/producer Peter Potyondy and singer Kristianne Bautista to establish the bands early line up.

The project began as an effort to fuse classical minimalism and experimental soul within a more accessible sonic environment. The subsequent addition of three new members not only facilitated this experiment, but also injected a whole new palette of colors and textures to draw upon.

Vocalist Kristianne Bautista weaves bittersweet melodies through an intricate forest of instrumental orchestration, at times demanding the listeners rapt attention and at times subtly evading it, allowing the string arrangements of Gueorgui Linev and violinist Dannon Rampton to take center stage, while drummer Randy Wagner and bassist Ian Anderson firmly navigate the fourth dimension. The result is a cinematic and oddly danceable bricolage of soul, americana, textural post-rock, ambient psychedelia, and western romanticism.
Oh Boy Les Mecs
Oh Boy Les Mecs
Electronic and Analog noisesmiths informed by: science fiction-forests- Northern lights-night swims in the ocean-future past present perfect dreamscapes- impulse narcotic purchases (no return policy)- and alien sightings in the desert (or the hope thereof).
YoYa
YoYa
yOya is the project of longtime songwriting partners Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich. Natives of Corvallis, Ore. and friends since the fifth grade, Pfender and Dietterich grew up to the sound of rain in the fir trees and 'Graceland' on cassette. When the duo moved to California to study music they found themselves semi-consciously absorbing the electronic sounds of the LA scene. What emerged was yOya's unique mix of folk-hearted songs, intricate vocal harmony, gritty synths, and thundering electronic beats.

Since the release of their debut full-length "Nothing To Die" in 2010, yOya has toured extensively through the western states, the east coast, and the midwest. Along the way they've shared stages with Bleachers, Avi Buffalo, Dawes, RJD2, The 88, and The Seedy Seeds, among many others. They've appeared at SXSW as well as at college festivals in Minnesota, California, and New York.

July 2013 saw the release of their EP "Go North" from New Professor Music, no. 14 on BuzzBandsLA's year-end list of local EPs. The follow-up single "Fool's Gold" came out from New Professor in February, with a video to follow this spring. In April yOya appeared at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, opening for Bleachers (the side project of fun.'s Jack Antonoff). Summer 2014 will see yOya sets at the Brokechella festival in downtown LA as well as Make Music Pasadena.
Seasons
Seasons
" Highland Park's Seasons really pile on the shimmering keyboards, fuzz-heavy guitars, saturated synths, loads of effects pedals and an occasional beating laptop, accordion or harmonica riffing in the background. Their sound is full and showy, building up to great heights then lilting low into soft, cuddly breakdowns."- Wendy Gilmartin (LA WEEKLY)
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com