SATELLITE NIGHTS with The Ross Sea Party, Line & Circle, Blonde Summer, $2 PBR/Well Drinks + $5 specialty cocktails from 8-9pm

Moheak Radio and The Satellite present

SATELLITE NIGHTS with The Ross Sea Party, Line & Circle, Blonde Summer, $2 PBR/Well Drinks + $5 specialty cocktails from 8-9pm

Tue, January 8, 2013

Doors: 8:00 am / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

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The Ross Sea Party
The Ross Sea Party
The Ross Sea Party is a typically unusual Los Angeles family. Five friends who wanted to transcend the disconnected and nonsensical nature of life in the city to create something consequential, the band embarked with hollow-body guitars, well-tuned drums, and a glockenspiel.

Like its namesake (a little known yet heroic wing of Ernest Shackleton’s famed 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition), The Ross Sea Party can be characterized by their easy navigation across an ever-changing atmosphere, as expeditionaries of boundless inspiration. From the idiosyncratic guitar work of Neil Young and the irreverent pop of The Talking Heads, to indie contemporaries Delta Spirit, Arcade Fire and The Dodos, The Ross Sea Party pay homage to their influences, while simultaneously creating an unmistakable sound of their own. Spacious instrumentations atop energetic, pervasive rhythms provide the foundation for singer Brady Erickson’s unique voice and the band’s emanating harmonies, as the songs remain simple, catchy and melodic at their core.

Erickson formed The Ross Sea Party in 2009, with fellow LA-scene veterans Michael Nussbaum (drums) and multi-instrumentalist Will VanderWyden. Atlanta transplant and songwriter Mark Tillman joined on guitar soon after, with native Angeleno Jacquelyn Thropay (keys/glockenspiel) solidifying the lineup to move fervently into 2011.

Following the 2010 release of Plains of Id, The Ross Sea Party’s debut EP, the band has steadily become a primary name in LA’s indie music scene and beyond. After several SXSW showcases, three west coast tours, and immensely successful residencies at Silverlake Lounge and Central S.A.P.C. in Los Angeles, the band spent Autumn of 2012 recording their ambitious debut full-length album, Hotel Pool. Set to be released on October 16th, the album promises to expand on and surpass the band’s already substantial list of merits.
Line & Circle
Line & Circle
Line & Circle was born of the collaboration between Brian J. Cohen & Brian Egan, friends and bandmates who met at college in the Midwest. Cohen was from Akron, Ohio, pre-med and pennyloafered and overtly Anglophilic. Egan was the quiet guy down the hall, the classically trained pianist, born and raised in Dayton, with Guided by Voices playing through his ever-shut door.
So...two guys named Brian from the Midwest.
But also, lines and circles are the elements of, well, everything. The shapes that formed the essence of the very first cave paintings. The forms that make up every letter of every alphabet in every language. And now, the ones and zeros that make up binary code. An entire history of communication, stripped back to its essence, leads to these two simple shapes.
Yes, everything. For as long as we’ve been here.
The two Brians moved to California. Their lives were binary now too, divided into before and after. Before was the place they came from–––Ohio, with its blue-collar spirit, familiar apple-cheeked faces, and long cold winters–––and after was the place they went to–––Los Angeles, with its jammed freeways and long-haired girls and relentlessly good weather.
They had no choice but to buy sunglasses and write songs.
Their new material was leaner than their previous collaborations, and yet somehow bigger. Less trees, more sky. Their early demos caught the ear of White Iris’ Lewis Pesacov, who previously produced debut albums for Best Coast and Nikki Lane. They took to the studio, along with a newly formed band, including guitarist Eric Neujahr, bassist Nathan Gammill and drummer Nick Cisik. There, with nods to early 4AD dream pop and chiming I.R.S. Records-era guitar rock, the group pared the songs to their essence–––there’s that word again–––simple melodic phrases and hooky ostinatos that subvert the complications of the lyrics. The result is this first release, a 7” on White Iris Records.
Recorded live, Roman Ruins (side A) and Carelessness (side B) are soaring and dark and glittering and nostalgic, like the soundtrack to an epic coming-of-age story.
So, two songs. Two Brians. Two shapes. Ohio and California. Cave paintings. Line & Circle. Everything, forever. Debut 7” single Roman Ruins / Carelessness out now on White Iris.
Blonde Summer
Blonde Summer
Eleganza is the debut EP from Blonde Summer. Chris Pope slipped away from Los Angeles and found inspiration in 60's surf rock and the desert rat locals of Joshua Tree while crafting Blonde Summers collection of drifter-esque indie rock songs, along with guitarist Matt Reid. Blonde Summer teamed up with Aaron Espinoza (Earlimart,Admiral Radley) at The Ship studio, and created "indie rock bliss" -Hmag
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027