Warships

The Echo & Moheak Radio Present

Warships

Western Lows, Gemini Club, Brett

Fri, January 18, 2013

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$8.00

This event is 18 and over

Warships
Warships
Warships are an indie pop band from Los Angeles. The quintet's mix of laid back pop grooves and earnest, playful song-craft is a contrast to many of their contemporaries. Soon after forming, they attracted the attention of producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives), and enlisted the help of mixing engineer Darrell Thorp (Beck, Air), to create a forthcoming debut that is full of heady lyrics, and haunting choruses dressed in dreamy atmospherics.
Western Lows
Western Lows
Western Lows didn't form. Not all at once anyway. The project came into being slowly, in fits and starts, over the course of 2011 - a year that found Jack Burnside at loose ends, bouncing between a collection of Los Angeles practice spaces, apartments and home studios as he wrote and demoed the material that would eventually make up Glacial, Western Lows' debut LP.

Spring of 2012 saw Burnside travel to Athens, GA to record with Andy LeMaster (Now It's Overhead, Bright Eyes, R.E.M.) at Chase Park Transduction. Tasked with creating a sound, as opposed to capturing one, the pair spent weeks working into and oftentimes past the small hours of the night. Finish lines inched slowly backwards as the scope of the recording expanded.

Glacial combines the hushed intimacy of Burnside's compositions with the wide screen panoramic sweep of LeMaster's production to striking effect. Echoes of Yo La Tengo, Mazzy Star and even The Cure are present; the record's sonic space seems almost physical, a sort of gauzy dreamworld - dawn or gloaming, depending on how you look at it.

Live, Burnside is joined by Julien Bellin (Polls) and Michael Orendy (Frankel, Meow Meow).
Gemini Club
Gemini Club
Gemini Club is Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli, a three-piece indie-electronic dance band from Chicago, Illinois. Their unique live shows have been tearing up the scene for the last two years. Far from the conventional live performance, Gemini Club have a specially designed rig that allows for on-the-fly remixing of their own songs meaning each Gemini Club show is different from the last. This has resulted in them being asked to the support the likes of Chromeo, A-Trak, Two Door Cinema Club, Flosstradamus, Dj Falcon and Chateau Marmont.

Their first single, Ghost "Ghost" came out hot in the blogosphere, which has resulted in remixes from Hey Champ, Barretso, Golden Bug and Only Children. The track has also been picked up for air play from BBC Radio 1's tastemaker show "In New DJs We Trust."

From the mid-west to the Orient, Gemini Club's own remix chops are in demand online and across the globe. Their remix for Australian band The Vanish went straight into the top ten of Hype Machine's charts. The band's spin on "Cold Dust Girl" entered the same top ten charts on five different occasions within a month - and their remix for Shinichi Osawa has been a mainstay on the iTunes dance charts in Japan. Most recently, the gents of GC's remix of Chilly Gonzales premiered on the RCRD LBL blog as the most downloaded track of the week.
Brett
Brett
Brett is a band from Washington, DC that blends dance beats, driving bass lines, lush synthesizers, old drum machines, and gazy guitars. Brett's sound is influenced by artists ranging from The Talking Heads to Depeche Mode to LCD Soundsystem, and their songs have been remixed by talented producers such as Mike Simonetti, Prince Club, Nacey and Viceroy. Brett brings an energetic intensity with their live performance and has performed with artists such as RAC, Capitol Cities, Flume, Gold Room, Body Language, Ghost Beach, and Jerome LOL. The new band continues to build their fan base and will release their second EP on Los Angeles indie label Dub Frequency Records in February.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com