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... its like "banter" but with a British accent. Because everything sounds more interesting with a British accent. Indie-Pop-Rock from Echo Park/L.A.
The Bulls
The Bulls
New Los Angeles duo The Bulls are still somewhat of an enigma. The singer and multi-instrumentalist (Anna) and guitarist (Marc) first met in New York, crossing paths again in London, then Paris, and again in Indio, California, where the two decided to start a band.

They found common ground in ‘80s and ‘90s new wave and shoegaze, listening to The Jesus and Mary Chain, Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure on repeat, and began writing songs in Echo Park.

With brooding, Nico-esque vocals, fuzzy, delayed guitars, and lush string arrangements, The Bulls’ music sails moodily along over tom-heavy, and occasionally naive, drumming. With the band currently in the studio finishing their debut E.P., there will be more to know soon.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/