French Style Furs, Chasing Kings, Banta, The Bulls, DJ Spencer Moody spinning

98.7FM Close To Home & The Satellite present

French Style Furs

Chasing Kings

Banta

The Bulls

DJ Spencer Moody spinning

Mon, June 23, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

FREE!

This event is 21 and over

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French Style Furs
French Style Furs
French Style Furs is Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, & Nathan Warketin

French Style Furs Is Exotic Bait LP came to fruition through a combination of fate, artistic vision and the spontaneity of three long time friends. During frequent stops in NYC, Cold War Kids reunited with an LA compatriot from We Barbarians. One day during the sessions they passed a nearby Greenpoint storefront called French Style Furs. It was kismet.
Maust and Warkentin began recording bass and drum tracks in the winter of '13. Nathan Willett showed up with a large book of poems written by a 20th century monk. The collaboration that followed was uncharted territory; A recording project that began spontaneously to document a creative urgency. The inspiration behind the idea to use the poetry of Thomas Merton as the lyrics for the LP came from Willett's fascination with the mystic who wrote on social justice, pacifism and Eastern religion. These poems opened a door of possibilities for Willett to sing unhinged, and gave vision and direction to the album.
Is Exotic Bait lent itself to more than just the voices and instruments of its three creators. They invited percussionist Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits, David Lynch), whose rhythms were essential on tracks like the David Byrne-esque "Solitary Life." Vocals from Haley Dekle (Dirty Projectors), Zina, and Marika Dahlin helped to raise the reach of "Man the Master" and "Bloodstream." And horn arrangements from Nick Kinsey and Wyndham Boylan-Garnett (Elvis Perkins in Dearland) fill out the flesh of songs like "Clairvaux Prison."
Producer Nick Launay possessed the group's ideal sensibility to mix the album. His work with PiL, Grinderman, Nick Cave, and Yeah Yeah Yeah's was the final touch. French Style Furs Is Exotic Bait is the final product that can only result from a band that is clearly having fun while pushing itself.
Chasing Kings
Chasing Kings
Chasing Kings is an indie-pop four-piece hailing from Los Angeles. The band's self-released debut EP "The Current State Of Our Future" was produced by Tony Berg (Pete Yorn, Aimee Mann, Phantom Planet, Simon Dawes) and its infectious melodies, danceable vintage grooves and unique quirkiness have caught the attention of fans and critics alike. Deli Magazine has named the group one of LA's top 20 indie bands. Chasing Kings has toured throughout the US in support of the EP including several high-profile shows at SXSW in Austin and is currently continuing to tour as they work on writing and recording new material.
Banta
Banta
Indie-Pop-Rock from Echo Park/L.A.

"If you thought Banta‘s “Dark Charms” was a Fleetwood Mac B-side at first listen, you wouldn’t be alone. The Echo Park-based indie pop sextet’s songs embody so much of the same smooth pop folk-rock swing we’ve got a hunch that their self-titled EP (slated for a June release) is only the tip of the iceberg. Comprised of Sharaya Mikael (vocals/guitar), Kristin Hardin (vocals), Jon Marcu (drums), Scott Clear (lead guitar), Steve Oh Grohne (bass) and Alathea Reece (keys), Banta is a fairly new band but songs such as “Three Feet From Gold” and “Someday” filter their classic rock influences exceptionally well. There’s both charm and a fierceness in their songs that will have you grooving long after listening." - Buzzbands.LA
The Bulls
The Bulls
Los Angeles dream-gazers The Bulls came to be when violinist and multi-instrumentalist Anna Bulbrook (The Airborne Toxic Event/Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and guitarist Marc Sallis (The Duke Spirit) discovered their mutual love for 80's and 90's new wave and shoegaze during a chance meeting in the Mojave Desert. The Bulls premiered their cinematic debut single "Come Unwound," which features Bulbrook’s hazy vocals and soaring strings, in late 2014. Consequence of Sound called it “A beguiling hybrid of dream pop and shoegaze [that] warms the heart and shakes the bones…” The duo is currently in the studio making an album, and is slated to drop an E.P. later in 2015.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/