Mystic Braves with The Creation Factory and Flaural
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Drop-Off Productions proudly presents the return of the psychedelic-pop sounds of Los Angeles, CA’s Mystic Braves. Sporting the authentic style of the 60s, the band infuses a new edge to their style of retro music, having exploded onto the scene at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival! Rock ‘n’ roll drenched in cellophane kisses – those of you that caught the band in town last time know this is one you don’t want to miss! The Braves have released three full length albums via influential indie label Lolipop Records — whom cover the gamut of punk, shoegaze, post-punk, dream-pop and garage-rock and have launched more than 300 releases, including music by Froth, Corners, Kim and the Created, L.A. Witch, Peach Kelli Pop, Feels, Thee Oh Sees, etc. Having toured and played extensively between North America and Europe and a series of big ticket festivals, The Braves continue to experiment with more exotic instruments to complement their intense live shows and invigorating style. Joining them on tour are very special guests, The Creation Factory — L.A.’s newest hit makers! Channeling the sounds of 1960s psychedelic beats, this five-piece isn't just making music—they’re bringing it back from the grave! The band released their now sold out debut 45 on Market Square Records — a two sided platter of wax, featuring a ferocious fuzzed out piece of psych-punk and on the flip a groovy freakout instrumental. The Creation Factory creates blues-inflected nuggets designed to get hips shakin’ and feet moving-and that’s just what they do! Additional support to be announced. This ain’t your mom and pop throwback show — it’s all happening and it’s happening here and now! This is an all-ages show at the Downtown Artery - tickets are $14 Advance/$16 Day of show and will be available beginning Saturday, March 18. Bust out the wavy gravy and let the Psychedelia flow – The Mystic Braves are back in town!
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• Mystic Braves (Los Angeles, CA)
Mystic Braves might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.
After an impressive 2016 North American tour boasting packed shows from Brooklyn to San Francisco and beyond, the band returned home to Los Angeles only to sell out their homecoming show at the Echo, in advance. It’s only the latest in a string of triumphs for the band, who saw record turnout around the USA and for their winter European 2016 tour with sell out shows in London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Leon (Purple Weekend) and several other European cities.
Based in Echo Park, the Braves — who are signed to influential indie label Lolipop Records — are at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival, and when the band isn’t selling out shows across the country, they’re playing alongside legendary groups like The Zombies and Brian Jonestown Massacre or providing the soundtrack for can’t-miss fashion events like Saint Laurent Paris’ Spring-Summer 2015 collection. While the group — made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine — isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler calls “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music”.
“We’ve always been a pop-structured psych band and we’re continuing along those lines,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But we’re trying some new things out as well. We’ve elevated the songwriting” Indeed, the group is experimenting with more exotic instruments and is building a library of new songs to show off its invigorating style not only in the studio but at a series of big-ticket festivals including Burgerama, Beach Goth, Desert Daze and the Austin Psych Fest.
It’s a long way from how the band began. “We had no idea when we started that we’d come as far as we have,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But from the moment we released our demos, people have really responded.”
The Creation Factory (Los Angeles, CA)
Channeling the sounds of 1960s psychedelic beats, the Los Angeles-based five-piece isn't just making music—"we're capturing the sort of sounds that people don’t hear anymore," says front man Shane Stots—it's creating an experience. "We're bringing sounds back from the grave, maybe better than they were before," Stots, who's also a member of L.A. rock group the Mystic Braves, says—and he's not kidding. The group uses authentic 1960s gear (and an era-appropriate look) to create blues-inflected rock designed to get a crowd's feet moving.
Denver- based Quartet Flaural is a contemporary blend of new wave, shoegaze, and psych pop. The band consists of Singer and bassist Collin Johnson, Guitarist Noah Pfaff, Drummer Nick Berlin, and Multi-instrumentalist Connor Birch. Formed in the early 2015, Flaural employs traditional rock instruments with a modern fare of abstract synth and guitar textures, driving 'kraut-y' drum grooves, and introspective lyrics and vocals.
"Flooding the day with an extra sense of intrigue, distortion and sunshine, the new [Over Imaginary Cigarettes] EP from Denver’s Flaural is a brilliantly agile re-imagining of the psych-pop trope, presenting a skewed take on the norm thanks to an inclination, perhaps even a desire, to delve in to lesser-known places." - Gold Flake Paint
"Combining out-of-the-box psychedelic elements, drenched in reverb and glistening guitars, Flaural is buoyant and introspective. Flaural make great use of their predecessors techniques to develop a contemporary sound that is hypnotic and soothing." - Indie Rock Reviews, LA