Summer Session

Summer Session

Jarell Perry, OOFJ, Lena Fayre, Pyramid vritra, Maudlin Strangers, Seasons, Florals, Kingdoms, Mirror Days, Val Fleury (Immigré)

Thu, July 17, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Los Globos - Indie/Dance

Los Angeles, California

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Summer Session
Summer is in full swing and what better way to reign in the weekend than with a stacked line-up of LA's top-tier rising locals.

Summer Session is our lesson in music education, featuring some juicy underground talent, all coming together for one epic night. From the dewy r&b seduction of Jarell Perry, to the experimental hip-hop tunes of Jet Age of Tomorrow's Pyramid Vritra (Stones Throw), to the electrified indie rock of Maudlin Strangers and more, Summer Session features 10 acts across two stages, making it an all-nighter you won't want to miss.

Trade in that melty summer's day sunburn and bed-ridden hangover for some ice-cold beers as we dance our way right into Friday morning, with all the bands that've been hiding right under your nose.

Forget your day job, let's shake it out till the taco trucks go home. And did we mention it's just $10? Get here early and catch a full night of music for the same price as just about any burger on the westside.
Jarell Perry
Jarell Perry
In the quickly rising new-school class of 'alt-R&B', Jarell Perry is paving his own lane. His critically-acclaimed debut LP "Simple Things," which mixes flavors of Electronic, Indie-Rock, and Pop, has already drawn comparisons to cross-over heavyweights like Miguel and Frank Ocean. But as URB Magazine puts it, "what sets him apart from this new breed of talents is a much fuller and developed vocal quality…sublime perfection…"

Lyrically, Perry's "Simple Things" covers everything from love-gone-wrong to awkward moments, and the hum-drum of 9-to-5 day jobs. "There's a song for every situation, you can take it as the soundtrack to your life at any moment," says the LA-based singer-songwriter.

Prior to releasing the LP, the MTV Buzzworthy artist's writing credits included Fat Joe's comeback single featuring Chris Brown, "Another Round." After growing a strong worldwide fanbase from YouTube and his alma mater UCLA, Jarell went on to meet and work with the likes of R&B superstar Usher, rapper Childish Gambino, and international producers Diplo and Rusko. With "Simple Things," he's looking to create a legacy even larger than his esteemed collaborators. And based on the feedback (R&B veteran critic Mark Edward Nero raves, "the future of R&B has arrived"), Jarell Perry is more than well on his way.
OOFJ
OOFJ
A little over a year after their first album ‘DISCO TO DIE TO’. OOFJ are now launching their new single Snakehips . Reviews last year spoke of, ’dark Badalamenti’ and ‘Polanski terror with opaque floating vocals.’ They are still moving in the darker-lynchian sphere except this time there seems to be day-glo lighting escaping through cracks.
‘DISCO TO DIE TO’ was an unforeseen critical success which garnered much attention from music blogs and fans all around the world. Their distinctive and exotic sound was a perfect fusion of the South African (Katherine, vocals) romantic- darkness and the Danish (Jenno, instruments) cool precision which bundled together to make dreamy-glamour nightmares. The couple who met in New York while Jenno was working on film music for Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia ended their debut year of 2013 with an album on several best album of the year lists.
Their new single ‘Snakehips’ uses the dirty, sophisticated and numbed underwater feel of late nights and blushing- sweaty rooms. Full of arpeggio’s rising, causing a groovy anxiety of rubbing up against a stranger and pretending to be a stranger to someone you know. It sounds like the brain behind all your best and worst decisions filmic and pulsing.

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/discovery-oofj
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/here-is-oofjs-new-video
http://www.thefourohfive.com/tv/oofj-pinstripe-suit
http://www.undertheradarmag.com/media/pinstripe_suit_video/
Lena Fayre
Lena Fayre
Featured in February 2014′s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone Magazine, videos from Lena Fayre’s self-titled debut EP boast more than three million views on YouTube and have received several awards including a songwriters’ competition for the song “Silver.”

Heavily influenced by art, literature and fashion, Lena’s musical interests growing up included Elvis, The Cure, David Bowie and other U.K. rockers. A Los Angeles native, the teenager’s sultry songs encompass an indie-folk vibe with rhythmic trance elements sprinkled in the tracks.

Lena’s musical style exemplifies a wide range of genres and is evident on her gritty follow-up LP which features a deconstructive, experimental sound. She started her journey with writer/producer Jimmy Harry and Sean Gould in Hollywood creating melodic and energetic driven songs, based around heavy programming and lush vocals.

Following these sessions, Lena left Los Angeles to record at producer Chris Keup’s White Star Sound studio located in rural Virginia, where they worked with a variety of eclectic collaborators from the Dirty Projectors’ Olga Bell, to Bon Iver’s multi/instrumentalist Reggie Pace and acclaimed solo artist Matthew E. White.

Upon her return to L.A., Lena worked with industry veterans Liz Phair, John Alagia and Nolan Sipes at the Village to complete the album. ​
Pyramid vritra
Pyramid vritra
(Stones Throw, The Jet Age of Tomorrow, Odd Future)

Pyramid Vritra is Hal Williams, prolific producer and rapper. He is recording an album for Stones Throw to be released in 2014.

22 year-old, LA-based Pyramid Vritra has been making beats and writing rhymes since he was just ten years old. When he was in high school in Atlanta, he founded the hip hop collective NRK (Nobody Really Knows) and subsequently linked up with Matt Martians of Odd Future after Martians heard NRK’s tracks on Myspace. When Pyramid Vritra and Matt Martians met, they naturally clicked and the collaborations began. They formed The Super 3 production group, and soon after, he and Martians formed the Jet Age of Tomorrow releasing their music via Odd Future.

During the day Pyramid Vritra drives a forklift around a home improvement store in South Los Angeles. His co-workers have no idea he makes music, he says ‘he tries to not talk to anyone there.’ Introverted in nature, Pyramid Vritra allows us to find out a bit about him through his debut 16-track record, Indra. The album swings in and out of darkness and highlights Pyramid Vritra’s knack for rhyming and making obscure beats – all sample free.

Pyramid Vritra reveals that on Indra his production and lyrics contain a lot of emotion. Adding, ‘there’s fluidity and a calm in the midst of complexity.’ Which might explain his name, Pyramid Vritra, which has two parts to it, he adds, ‘the pyramid has sides that are steep and smooth. Vritra is both a god and demon – a demon who kept the waters of the world captive until he was slain.’
Maudlin Strangers
Maudlin Strangers
"If you’re looking for electro-pop that is darker than most but still sparkles enough to be worthy of a pool party soundtrack, then Maudlin Strangers songs like “Overdose” and “Penny” might just do the trick. Although also produced entirely in his Agoura Hills bedroom, Hays and his songs can join the world of electro-pop artists who quickly go from mixtape CDs to sold-out rooms. Most pop songs these days just need some swagger alongside the hooks, and Hays’ songs has that and more. (Don’t underestimate the power of unique bridges, kids.)"
-BuzzbandsLA
Seasons
Seasons
Highland Park's Seasons really pile on the shimmering keyboards, fuzz-heavy guitars, saturated synths, loads of effects pedals and an occasional beating laptop, strings, and horns riffing in the background. Their sound is full and showy, building up to great heights then lilting low into soft, cuddly breakdowns.

"Scene regulars Seasons have largely been off the radar in the two years since they completed releasing their four-EP cycle “Spring”/”Summer”/”Winter”/”Autumn” between 2009 and ’12. There, the ensemble led by singer-guitarist Nik Garcia established themselves as sometimes-cinematic, sometimes-wonky psychedelic explorers. The septet is back this fall with the full-length “Everything Changes,” and if that title doesn’t suggest some existential navel-gazing, then you have the single “Used to Be Alive,” which laments, in apogean fashion, the detachment brought on by encroaching technology. Then there’s “Fossils,” which amid dream-state synths ponders the “remnants of my old life,” punctuated by Dayna Richards’ horn. Produced by Scott Colburn (an engineer on Arcade Fire and Animal Collective records, among other credits) and mixed by Dave Cooley, “Everything Changes” figures to offer an emotional opus on the passage of time by a band who have seen it." - Buzzbands LA
Florals
Florals
A band that uses elements of post-rock and field recordings to get a their own take on electronic music.
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"Electronic acts with a fondness for dreamy, ethereal soundscapes are a dime a dozen these days. So it's refreshing to hear a trio like FLORALS inverting the expectation of such sounds with their own spin - their debut track "Others" incorporates a stark, downtempo beat set against the oddly bewitching vocals of singer Stephanie Marie Rick. There are layers upon layers to unfold in the track's eerily spectral atmosphere, which opts to maintain a calm detachment instead of placing a reliance on a facile form of beauty." -The Deli Mag LA
Kingdoms
Kingdoms
Kingdoms' brilliant debut ep fuses a bit of Phoenix, Ra Ra Riot and the Strokes (although the vocalist is much stronger than Julian). Clearly the band has paid attention to the John Hughes films of the 80's with the clever flourishes of New Order-esque (marr/summner collaboration spin-off electronic), OMD, even pet shop boys synths, yet they create a sound that is entirely of today. In a perfect world, the song 'capture the moon' (a quintessential summer single) would be blaring from radios across the land. It's chorus (with it's light nod/homage to George Harrison's 'while my guitar gently weeps' and then later nicely nicked by Noel on Liam's falsetto chorus of 'she's electric') will be ringing in your head for days long after the 23 min ep's last note has been played. Kingdoms' future is very bright.
(Anonymous Review)
Kingdoms' brilliant debut ep fuses a bit of Phoenix, Ra Ra Riot and the Strokes (although the vocalist is much stronger than Julian). Clearly the band have paid attention to the John Hughes films of the 80's with the clever flourishes of New Order-esque (marr/summner collaboration spinoff Electronic), OMD, even pet shop boys synths, yet they create a sound that is entirely of today. In a perfect world, the song 'capture the moon' (a quintessential summer single) would be blaring from radios across the land. It's chorus (with it's light nod/homage to George Harrison's 'while my guitar gently weeps' and then later nicely nicked by Noel on Liam's falsetto chorus of 'she's electric') will be ringing in your head for days long after the 23 min ep's last note has been played. Kingdoms' future is very bright.
Mirror Days
Mirror Days
Mirror Days is a "Dream Pop/Nu-Gaze" band that began early in the summer of 2012. Mirror Days is the solo efforts of Graham Harrington. After playing with multiple acts including jazz bands out of his home town of Detroit, to finding his way with Los Angeles based bands such as Rainbow Blanket, Sceneries, and Jules & Verne, Harrington decided to start writing music of his own.

Shortly after the release of his EP titled "Hearts & Heading Home", (available on iTunes) Harrington formed a band to start playing his music out on the road. The band consisting of Kyle Carie (Grizzly Fight) , Justin Cefai (XOLO) , and Jesse Wilson (Jules & Verne). Harrington then recorded his first full length album as Mirror Days to be released in November of 2013 ready to push out more music in the year to come.
Val Fleury (Immigré)
Val Fleury (Immigré)
https://www.facebook.com/immigreDJs

Immigré is a Los Angeles based DJ duo with an innate love for music, fashion, and international culture. The two were born abroad and immigrated to the USA in the 1990's. Val Fleury hails from West Africa and grew up on the East Coast, while Jasmine was born and raised in the Middle East and has spent the latter half of her life on the West Coast.

Since teaming up in late 2012, Immigré has quickly garnered a reputation for pumping up crowds and finding exciting ways to mix indie pop, house, and hip hop. Throughout 2013, the pair earned raves on the debuts of their first mixes and remixes from NYLON, FILTER, and Death & Taxes among others. As one of LA CANVAS Magazine’s "12 Artists to Watch for 2014," Immigré has spent this year performing at Noise Pop festival in San Francisco, top showcases at SXSW, as well as a sold out show with GTA and Bixel Boys at the Glasshouse in Pomona. Recently the duo released an official remix for Jeffrey Tonnesen & Cobra Starship, which earned them a nod from Noisey.

Immigré has performed at clubs, bars, festivals, and private events – notably for TOMS Shoes, Wasteland Clothing, Dangerbird Records, The Well, BlahBlahBlahScience, and more. Recent shows include spinning events for Amazon Music, Dickies, Capitol Music Group, and School Night hosted by KCRW. The ladies are currently resident DJs for LA CANVAS Magazine, and they regularly spin at LA hotspots like Honeycut, The Lash, Short Stop, Dirty Laundry, The Virgil, and The Roosevelt Hotel.
Venue Information:
Los Globos - Indie/Dance
3040 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://clublosglobos.com