Monday Night Residency with A House For Lions

The Echo, BMI and You Me & Charlie Present

Monday Night Residency with A House For Lions

Max and The Moon, The Peach Kings, The Cerny Brothers

Mon, February 25, 2013

8:30 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

This event is 21 and over

A House for Lions
A House for Lions
"The modern rock genre is in serious need of some fresh new faces. Enter A House For Lions." --L.A. Times

"L.A.'s A House for Lions showed off a robust rock sound at Rusty's on Wednesday, adding garage ferocity to the softer, '90s-influenced alt-rock of debut EP 'I Want Us to Be Remembered'. --Billboard.com

“Purveyors of gorgeous anthemic rock” –-Kevin Bronson, BuzzBands.LA

Daniel Norman, singer/songwriter of A House for Lions, was a music lover who never intended to become a musician. But while hitchhiking through Germany, a melody and a few words popped into his head and never left: “we'll write a book worth reading!” - the first line of what would become the first song Daniel ever wrote and A House for Lions' statement of purpose, “Let Back”. In that moment, he realized it might be possible to get off of the fence and create a project of his own; at least, it would be fun to try. Daniel had played guitar since he was a kid, but had no experience playing in a band. So he'd have to get better, (“we'll pass the test, no cheating!”) but he'd also need to seek out kindred spirits to flesh-out the sound of his bare bones experiments.

In early 2010 he found just that in an unlikely group of strangers. Adding guitarist and designer Mike Nissen, bass player Eric McCann and drummer Joe Luisi, A House for Lions has developed a sound that according to The Deli Magazine “manages to blend the sleeker side of angsty 90s rock with the laid-back instrumentation and heart-string pulling melodies you might expect from an alt-country band”.

Within six months, the band had recorded their first EP I Want Us To Be Remembered, with LA producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and were off and running. From there the band garnered rave reviews from the LA Times and Billboard.com, made impressive debuts at CMJ and SXSW and established themselves as one of Los Angeles' most promising young bands.

A House For Lions recently completed work on their debut full-length album with Grammy Award-winning producer Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple, Elliot Smith) after completing an innovative DIY crowdfunding campaign to fund the making of the album. By successfully bypassing the traditional crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, et al) and building their campaign from scratch, they've impressed the indie music world at large and attracted flattering press including an interview on NPR, articles from Digital Music News, Hypebot and many others.

Not content to rest on any laurels, these brothers-in-arms remain dedicated to creating and sustaining a distinct vision in an uncertain musical landscape. “To all the new beginnings/to all the screws unspinning!”
Max and The Moon
Max and The Moon
Emerging out of the combustive indie music scene of Southern California in 2009, Max and the Moon and their relentless gig playing have created a buzz that rides on its own frequency. The four-piece band displays a talent for intricate songwriting and sounds that resemble the classic harmonies of the Beach Boys and early Coldplay to the catchy dance beats of Passion Pit. Substance Magazine writes, "their music has a way of pulling you in with their starry guitar echoing in combination with John's soothing vocals and superb upper register."

Laden with strong guitar licks, steady piano and punctuated vocal harmonies—the band makes full use of two primary vocalists. Max and the Moon's "The Way I See," showcases the band's songwriting and experimentation with new sounds, expanding their scope and offering a significant contribution to the ever-changing music scene in Los Angeles. "Out of My Head" opens with cleverly conjured sampling of Matt's unique voice to make us feel the irony of having someone stuck in your head. These guys have a lucid vision and you experience it in their music—think of the Lost Boys landing in LA—that is Max and the Moon.
The Peach Kings
The Peach Kings
The Peach Kings consist of Texas-born Paige Wood and Silver Lake, Los Angeles native Steven Trezevant Dies. Though formed in San Francisco, the band currently resides and works in Los Angeles alongside an awesome community of supportive individuals, artists, and brands.

The Peach Kings draw their sound and inspiration from the smoky smooth crackle of blues, folk, and soul vinyls as well as the hypodermic tones synthesized in various beat laboratories across the globe. Stripped down, The Peach Kings' power is derived from Paige's hauntingly sensual vocals combine with Steven's complementary rhythm and picking. Anything else is just jam on the pancakes; an edible blues concoction.
The Cerny Brothers
The Cerny Brothers
The Cerny Brothers have been playing music together since they were just young bucks, coming up together in a rural Illinois town. While the music itself has taken on different forms over the years, it has always had one simple and cellular foundation in which it is firmly based: brotherhood. That's right; there are no gimmicks or posturing to be found here. Their kinship is legitimate. It's one that has stood up against the test of time, carrying them from their adolescent and early adult years in the Midwest, to their long journey west to their current base, Los Angeles.

Since the release of their debut album Dream (recorded and produced by Eric Fink of nationally acclaimed act The Giving Tree Band at Crooked Creek Records), brothers Robert and Scott have been hard at work in Los Angeles. In a short amount of time, they have been building a loyal following and turning heads with their energetic, yet intimate live shows. After initially performing as a duo, the brothers were honored to welcome drummer Cody Fontes and upright bassist Gabe Davis to the family.

The music, rooted in a time-honored blend of Folk and Americana styles, has been shaped by long instilled values of hard-work, dedication, and honesty. The Cerny Brothers play music that inspires a sincere and genuine connection between them and their fans – a connection that is unique, timeless, and simply cannot be ignored.
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