FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) 2013

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FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) 2013

The Abigails, Beach Party (EP Release), Cosmonauts, Gothic Tropic, Incan Abraham, James Supercave, Montë Mar, Steffaloo, Tashaki Miyaki, VUM

Fri, January 4, 2013

8:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$8.00

This event is 18 and over

**Entrance at Sunset Blvd.** *Bands in both The Echo & Echoplex*

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) 2013
Fear Of Missing Out 2013! A night packed with the must see bands for 2013. Don't miss out. Bands will be playing in both The Echo & Echoplex.
The Abigails
The Abigails
**Play LolipaloozaPre-party on 6/27** There are hobbies, and then there are lifestyles. The former tends to come with the non-committal ambiguity of something to merely pass the time, to fool the world that something is giving you an identity - while the latter takes the urgency of emergency, of pre-destined presence that is already encoded in one’s own DNA.

For Warren Thomas - undisputed harbinger of debauched Zen and man behind Southern California’s elegantly-wasted country act The Abigails - it would be an emergency if it didn’t come so damn easy; as there are certain people that just can’t be anything else besides legends in real-time. “It just kinda comes naturally to me,” he told L.A. Record. “You know what they say: ‘Country music is just the white man’s blues,’ and Satan’s always lurkin’ in the shadows and I’ve been around the block a few times now. So I’d say it all kinda makes sense.”

After cutting his jagged-teeth for ten years leading the Doors-esque GRAND ELEGANCE and a brief stint on percussion with kindred spirits THE GROWLERS, Warren picked up a guitar in summer of 2011 and learned all five-chords for the first time – and wasted no time to record a full album perfectly crafted, mean-spirited yet somehow vulnerable classics that surprised everyone except his inner circle who knew this day was inevitable. “Songs Of Love And Despair” was co-released by Burger and Mono Records in 2012 and sold out quickly – proving that the Abigails brand of LEE HAZLEWOOD/GUN CLUB/COUNTRY TEASERS-inspired cruelty was filling a void that was screaming to be sewed up.

By the time the tireless gigging in support of the debut was in full swing, Warren already had his next round of tarnished golden-bullets in the chamber. “Tundra” is almost savant in its creaky perfection – an album slightly heavier on the ballad side that makes it easier to soak up all the bottlenecking wisdom throughout. Never has impending doom felt so comforting – Warren was gifted the distinction of effortless, story-telling baritone (once thought only reserved for icons like LEONARD COHEN and NICK CAVE) that oozes out speakers and consumes a room as he spins tales of his misadventures with minor glimmers of accidental redemption on songs like “29” and “The Calm Before The Storm”, while “The One That Let Me Go” ventures into ROGER MILLER territory where its hinge on zaniness swings in defiance. The Abigails take on Leon Payne’s “It’s Nothing To Me” and make it their own as it begins with a chilling, non-fiction answering machine message from Warren calling his engineer from a jail in Boise before crashing into a haunting twang-tangled fuck-all, confirming all of Warren’s confident threats that this may be his masterpiece. Until the next one…
Beach Party (EP Release)
Beach Party (EP Release)
Somewhere between the very precise surf-pop of Allah-Las and outrageous skate-punk of FIDLAR lies the appropriately named Beach Party, whose lo-fi clamor makes me long for that Nehru shirt I wore in the 7th grade. Beach Party is the brainchild of Rob Banks and James Hurst, who began collaborating only a few months ago. They teamed up with bassist Adam Arcos and drummer Nico Maccioca and have been churning out the rough stuff a song at time ever since. Like a lot of bands resuscitating this era, Beach Party doesn't seem to aspire to much more than — as their chorus shouts — "C'mon, c'mon, let's have some fun." As long as the hangover remedies work, it's hard to campaign against it.
Cosmonauts
Cosmonauts
"Their raucous set was like if the Velvet Underground had turned to the MC5 at their Boston Tea Party concert in 1968 and, instead of insulting them, had turned and made love to them—and that was how Lou Reed wound up wearing that dog collar. I couldn't make out a single lyric, but did they really close the set with 'Little Honda?'" --LA RECORD

"Swirling, distorted psych, bulldozed along by pounding primitive drums, fuzzed out vocals, all glued together with a heavy spaced out guitar drone. If that ain't the ingredients for record of the month my name is Prince Bloody William. Imagine if you will the best of THEE OH SEES jamming deep with MOON DUO, with the aid of some sort of retro type drug that only Brace Belden knows the name of and you would almost be right on the money. Heavy, without losing one single hook, repetitive without being the least bit boring and shamelessly stepped in the glory years of acid rock without being a boring regurgitating hipster. Be warned, this record will give you a contact high." --Maximum Rock N Roll #337
Gothic Tropic
Gothic Tropic
"Los Angeles trio Gothic Tropic introduces some hard edges to the playful world of psych-pop. Gothic Tropic finds inspiration from high energy afro-cuban beats, and exuberant guitars. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, Gothic Tropic keeps the vibe measured and darkly bizarre with a unique lead guitar/vocal style that recalls catchy elements of pre-punk 70s acts such as Television, Captain Beefheart, and Can. Bassist Daniel Denton (Metric) and drummer Liv Marisco (Cold War Kids) have pushed a quick and steady evolution in Gothic Tropic's short history, growing from a collection of Della Peruti's loop station jams to one of Los Angeles' more exciting new acts in just a matter of months. Get a copy of their debut "Awesome Problems EP" and enjoy the lo-fi while you can." -BMI

"Like Fool's Gold, and Vampire Weekend, the new L.A. trio Gothic Tropic finds inspiration in world beats and exuberant guitars. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, who for the past two years has played with Rumspringa, Gothic Tropic takes a playful, lo-fi approach to the psych-pop on its four-song "Awesome Problems" EP, with guitar lines that poke and tickle and beats that quicken the pulse. Della Peruti, who's teamed up with bassist Daniel Denton (Never at Night) and drummer Liv Marsico (Cold War Kids, and Hot Hot Heat), got an assist from guitarist Sam Lopez Jr. (TRC, and Tapioca and the Flea) on the EP, whose rough edges are anything but a vibe-killer." -Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA
Incan Abraham
Incan Abraham
Incan Abraham is a NY State founded and LA based four piece specializing in a unique brand of world infused psychedelic pop. Like their name, their music evokes themes ancient and far away, while confronting you with the immediacy and paradoxes of life today.

"They've made it past their mirror stage, and learned the right lessons about rhythmic elasticity, textural curiosity and instrumental democracy."
-Ian Cohen, Pitchfork

"With haunting synth guitars and textured percussion, an Incan Abraham song feels like a memory even the first time you listen to it, a soundscape for a road trip you've already taken."
-TIME.com
James Supercave
James Supercave
James Supercave are an art pop band from LA, consisting of Joaquin Pastor (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Patrick Logothetti (synths, keyboards), Andres Villalobos (guitar, backing vocals), and Jaysun Rickards (bass). They are recording their debut EP "Television" with producer Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys) which features drumming by Joey Waronker (Beck, Thom Yorke).
Montë Mar
Montë Mar
Montë Mar is a modern alternative/pop band based in Los Angeles, California that formed in early 2011. The group came together out of a collective desire to play original music after frontman, Brian Green, gave up touring as a sideman with numerous artists including Michael Buble to pursue a more creative path. Montë Mar's music tends to be colorful, with thoughtfully layered melodies over a bed of explosive drums, making live shows a mandatory workout for all who attend. They were chosen as one of Myspace Music's featured artists in the summer of 2011 and recently returned from a Summer West Coast tour. Their debut EP, Different Place, was released on October 15th. Montë Mar is Brian Green(vocals, guitar), Bill Zimmerman(vocals, keyboards), Kyle Crane(drums), Capital(guitar, vocals) and Dylan Durboraw(bass).
Steffaloo
Steffaloo
"Steffaloo aka Steph Thompson, residing in Los Angeles, has lent her haunting vocals to collaborative projects with Chrome Sparks, Blackbird Blackbird, Germany Germany, Sun Glitters, and Billy Comfort.

However, it is her simple love songs, first introduced on her debut album "Meet Me In Montauk", that have had us completely spellbound for months. Since then she has continued to prove that she's a force all her own with the follow up EP 'on fire' and another full length due out this fall."
Tashaki Miyaki
Tashaki Miyaki
"Menace and mystery surround this female Jesus and Mary Chain, whose vocals cut like honey-coated razor blades" - The Guardian

"Tashaki Miyaki has a sound to them that is both very old and new at the same time, with a haunting beauty that fascinates me. Listening to their music brings to mind something of a mix of David Lynch and the Cowboy Junkies, but not because of a comparable look or style, but because of the emotional resonance of their unique sound." - CBS News

"...so pretty I'm afraid saying anything else might diminish it." - FADER

" [Tashaki Miyaki] are being touted as the female Jesus and Mary Chain thanks to dreamy songs like "Somethin' is Better Than Nothin,'" and we're not about to argue." - NYLON magazine

" It has that heavy, heavy, sullen feeling at the start.. and once the sullen vocals kick in I'm totally won over, every single time." - NME
VUM
VUM
I Recommend it- Henry Rollins

Totally ruling LA noir re-imagining of what the second Suicide record might have sounded like if Polly Jean Harvey fronted the band instead of Alan Vega. Hints of surf guitar bring you back to the west/best coast and give the whole happening a woozy, psychedelic glow. Featuring a former member of Lion Fever and Everlovely Lightningheart, it is extremely limited, this is hands-down the sexiest Living Tape yet! LIMITED TO 100

Only unique souls with a deep knowledge of strange music, film, and prog mastery would have the desire and ability to intently appreciate or create the psychedelic minimalism that VUM is currently crafting for our cranial delight.
The most delicious psychedelic album I've heard from a contemporary band. Vum – 'Strange Attractor'. ~Dirty Jeff

The intelligent and enigmatic two-piece, VUM (womb), specializes in a paradoxical type of music. It is clearly minimalist by nature; yet, like the stamp of only so many adept masters, i.e., Neu!, their music spews forth an impressive wave of sound. Drum and percussion beats drone monotonously throughout and beneath most of VUM's tracks, providing a stability that sustains the security of the back of your mind, while two necromancers cast layers of spells over the top of the intense progressions. Christopher Badger weaves sticky webs of keys, using organ, piano, synthesizer, and even a Fender Rhodes, while Jennifer Pearl injects piercing, shattering, splattered guitar and slide riffs. In fact, like an orc that is hardly recognizable as a tortured elf, much of Jennifer's electric guitar work is just barely perceptible for what it truly is: a seriously manipulated form of psychedelic surf guitar. The magic is fertilized by the lady's deep shamanistic vocals, both eerie and beautiful in nature – chanting poetic lyrics of foretelling and portending evocations, laced with the severe solemnity and mystery of truly submerged artists.

VUM's debut, 'Strange Attractor', irresistibly recalls to my mind some of the essence of Pink Floyd's 'More' album, which goes perfectly in hand with the fact that I also see VUM providing the soundtrack to some bizarre and brilliant foreign or indie film. Badger and Pearl possess a fluid chemistry that coalesces like the wind blowing dandelion seeds up a barren mountainside. I truly cannot wait for a second album to take root, and have meanwhile been grateful for Albino Crow Records' beautifully packaged re-release of 'Strange Attractor'.
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026