Psychic Friend (record release party!), Pony Boy, Special Guest Sarah Silverman, DJ Kevin Bronson

The Satellite presents

Psychic Friend (record release party!), Pony Boy, Special Guest Sarah Silverman, DJ Kevin Bronson

Wed, February 20, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / 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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Psychic Friend
Psychic Friend
Indie-pop group Psychic Friend, with Will Schwartz on keys and vocals and Tripp Beam on drums, will perform at The Satellite in Los Angeles with The Ettes on July 28th.

Schwartz, who is best known for his work with Imperial Teen and indie dance pop combo Hey Willpower unveiled Psychic Friend at San Francisco’s Noisepop Fest in San Francisco. He’s been winning fans over ever since with his winsome brand of “new California pop” (SF Weekly), and charming audiences at venues like the Silverlake Lounge, Three Clubs and Largo, where he’s shared a few bills with Sarah Silverman.

When pressed to describe Psychic Friend’s sound, Schwartz offers the following: “big, orchestrated pop songs about [my] transitory life, depression, love, food service and trying to function without a Twitter account. Kind of like the Brill Building re-imagined, or Carole King via Serge Gainsbourg.”

In its coverage of Noisepop, the SF Bay Guardian noted Psychic Friend’s musical “kinship to Carole King’s solo work, or Burt Bacharach and some of his hits for psychic and other friends,” but observed that “both the sound and the lyrical content is very contemporary, not retro.”

The group’s first single “Once a Servant” inspired raves from the likes of Fluxblog, who called it “angelic and lovely,” and Indies and the Underground, who proclaimed it “catchy as the common cold.”
Pony Boy
Pony Boy
“…[Pony Boy] has left behind her punk roots and twin-decks for her debut solo Pony Boy EP, aptly described as junkyard country Bradanini channels her wonderful smoky vocal through a slew of influences to produce something of real gravitas, the tracks were recorded to tape mostly in one-take and produced by Amy Aileen and John Would (Fiona Apple, Warren Zevon, Wanda Jackson), excellent stuff that had this listener reaching for the repeat button over and over.” - UK's Beat Surrender

Exploring themes of the Ol' West and heartache, Pony Boy's gravel-riddled tunes have been coined, "Junkyard Country." Recalling a1950's nostalgia and Southern Gothic Soul. With a freshly minted EP recorded to tape in the storied Stanly Studios by the production team of Amy Aileen and John Would (Fiona Apple, Warren Zevon, Wanda Jackson) mostly in one-take performances between beers and Mexican food.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/