Cotillon Record Release Show w/ Free Moral Agents

The Echo Presents

Cotillon Record Release Show w/ Free Moral Agents

Raw Geronimo, Brown and Blue

Thu, March 14, 2013

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$7.00

This event is 18 and over

Cotillon
Cotillon
" this is really power-pop like it's supposed to be — hooky, raw and cheerfully bitter beneath the cuteness, just like Alex Chilton used to make. A Corso lyric such as "I don't have much, but I have a true heart" may sound like something Jonathan Richman would sing very sincerely, but Cotillon's recent Votive Flower EP is soaked in plenty of sarcasm, too. Corso's got a voice somewhere between Daniel Johnston and The Only Ones' super-sneerer Peter Perrett. In songs like "I Wanna Move to Paris" or "Dream Girl/Infection Suite," he pours a bottle of drain cleaner into the human heart: "You gave me an infection, just like you meant to," goes one opening line. That's not love, but it sounds true nonetheless. Chris Ziegler (LA Weekly) "
Free Moral Agents
Free Moral Agents
Free Moral Agents is a collective of musicians brought together by Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (keyboardist from The Mars Volta) as a means to expand the sounds of what started as a solo recording project. In the spring of 2006 the band in its present and permanent line up started playing shows around Long Beach and Los Angeles.
"There was a time, before I put the record out, that I wasn't playing in Mars Volta anymore, and I had just bought a bunch of recording instruments. I'd always wanted to record my own record but never did, so [Free Moral Agents] really started with just me. I knew J, who was actually my girlfriend at the time's brother-in-law, who did poetry and sang and stuff, so I got together with him. This is before the vinyl. I was working at this record store and started talking to my friend Jeff Harris, who it turns out, was really good with ProTools, so I added him to the group. He's really a producer and doesn't really play with us live, but he's very much responsible for the sound of the record. I knew Mendee [Ichikawa] for several years, and we had worked on and off, but I knew we needed a female element to the group, so that's basically what Free Moral Agents is right there. As far as the music goes, it started as my project, but these people who I know I can trust, really bring it together."
The group is currently finishing its 2nd full length entitled The Honey in the Carcass of the Lion for Gold Standard Laboratories. In April 2009, Owens released two live tracks for free.
Raw Geronimo
Raw Geronimo
Laena Geronimo's brain child. Songs written, demos recorded. February 2011 band members were sought out amongst hyper talented musically obsessed friends. By March the resulting six-piece began playing out. Citing obscenely vast influences from the smashing of rocks to Paganini violin solos.
We enjoy sunset walks on the beach, nerding out, and making people excited.
Brown and Blue
Brown and Blue
Brown and Blue has existed in many forms over many years. It began in 2006 as the solo project of singer/songwriter Danny Nogueiras. Over the years it has taken shape in many different ways with many different friends before finding just the right mix of people to create something truly special. The band (now consisting of Danny Nogueiras, Ricky and Ray Cruces, Bert White, and Anthony Pausic) draws from classic Americana sounds and composition, fusing it with a more modern sometimes even emo sentiment to create something just as akin to Big Star or The Band as it is to Bright Eyes or Wilco. Their latest EP 'A Warmer Climate' was released in the summer of 2012 and received a solid critical and fan response. Brown and Blue are currently in the studio recording a new single to be out this summer and a new record they hope to have out later this year.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com