The Dead Ships

The Echo & Moheak Radio Present

The Dead Ships

Future Ghost, Blonde Summer, Miner

Thu, November 8, 2012

8:00 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$7.00

This event is 18 and over

The Dead Ships
The Dead Ships
The Dead Ships | Electric Ahab
Electric Ahab is the first full-length record by Los Angeles garage rock band The Dead Ships — the duo the LA Times calls “a bluesy wrecking ball.” In this album the two men’s powerful, stripped down chords and catchy, pop-inflected hooks feel like a more mature iteration of what has drawn the ears of critics across the country: the melodic reconnection of garage roc
k with its soulful R&B roots. And true to the garage rock ethos, the band used vintage analog gear to record the tracks over one weekend, in two takes to 2”-tape. Electric Ahab is available now on Bandcamp.com and iTunes.

It was during graveyard shift smoke breaks at a t.v. post-production house in LA where guitarist/vocalist Devlin McCluskey and drummer Christopher Spindelilus discovered their shared musical interests and decided to play together. They transformed Devlin’s singer/songwriter style into a sound uniquely their own—developing the crisp, pop and blues inflected garage rock songs found on their eponymous demo EP (2011.)

The blitz of packed shows and media attention following their demo EP release came swiftly: the duo went on to play sold-out events at legendary LA venues The Echo, The Troubadour and The Echoplex with King Khan, Anthony Greene, Kevin Devine, Girl in a Coma — all while garnering blown-away reviews from the LA Times, Buzzbands.LA and OC Weekly, with the latter calling their live shows “visceral and primal”.
The Dead Ships ended their first year with a month’s residency at Central in Santa Monica, CA followed by their first US Tour in support of their 7” vinyl release, where they were officially selected for 2011’s CMJ Music Marathon. In addition to having released their new record, 2012 found the duo nominated as "Best New Emerging Artist, LA" by Deli Magazine and heading to Austin, TX for their first SXSW.
Future Ghost
Future Ghost
The Los Angeles based band Future Ghost originally formed in November of 2008.

Several months earlier, in the Spring of 2008, Tomas moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles with high hopes of the city's music scene. Upon relocating, he heard that Kim had recently moved to LA as well. He knew immediately that he needed to add her into the equation as the band's bassist and vocalist.

Tomas and Hellweg knew each other from previous bands in their hometown of Beaumont, TX, which made for an organic fit.

The drummer Brandon Hardy, was added through an acquaintance from work as the final essential member to create the band.

Future Ghost is currently working on their first full-length album which will be released in early 2012.
Blonde Summer
Blonde Summer
Eleganza is the debut EP from Blonde Summer. Chris Pope slipped away from Los Angeles and found inspiration in 60's surf rock and the desert rat locals of Joshua Tree while crafting Blonde Summers collection of drifter-esque indie rock songs, along with guitarist Matt Reid. Blonde Summer teamed up with Aaron Espinoza (Earlimart,Admiral Radley) at The Ship studio, and created "indie rock bliss" -Hmag
Miner
Miner
Miner is a Los Angeles/Silverlake folk-rock group formed in 2012 from the creative nervous breakdown of songwriter Justin Miner, which led him to take an extended break from the music world. He subsequently left Los Angeles to travel the jungles of Central and South America and the redwoods of California’s central coast. He returned home rejuvenated, built a small studio in his bedroom with one microphone, and recruited family members (wife Kate Miner, brother Jeremy Miner) to sing and stomp, and Miner was born. When the recording was finished, Justin uploaded first single “Hey Love” to Soundcloud, and within a few days it unexpectedly reached #2 on the Hype Machine single charts. Justin quickly recruited some friends and put together the current live lineup, which includes Justin Miner (vox, guitar), his wife Kate Miner (vox, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica), his brother Jeremy Miner (banjo, lead guitar), his cousin Amanda Koosed (keys), and longtime friends Justin Krook (bass) and Dave Schechtman (drums & percussion).

Miner finds a unique groove within the recent indie-folk revival while still further blurring the genre lines between singer-songwriter, folk, and rock. They self-released a six-song EP called “Hey Love” in September, currently only available at shows. They are now writing new material for their debut album and continuing to perform live.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com