The Bowery Presents:
w/ Dream Ride, Reverends
Sunday September 25
8:00pm Doors // $10 ADV
Mystic Braves – blackfeetbraves.bandcamp.com/
Mystic Braves’ might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.
After an impressive national tour boasting packed shows from Brooklyn to Seattle and beyond, the band returned home to Los Angeles only to sell out their first-ever show at West Hollywood’s legendary Troubadour in advance. It’s only the latest in a string of triumphs for the band, who saw record turnout around the country as they toured in advance of a forthcoming third album.
Based in Echo Park, the Braves — who are signed to influential indie label Lolipop Records — are at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival, and when the band isn’t selling out shows across the country, they’re playing alongside legendary groups like The Zombies or providing the soundtrack for can’t-miss fashion events like Saint Laurent Paris’ Spring-Summer 2015 collection. While the group — made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine — isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler calls “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music” on the forthcoming album, there are certainly changes afoot.
“We’ve always been a pop-structured psych band and we’re continuing along those lines,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But we’re trying some new things out as well. We’ve elevated the songwriting” Indeed, the group is experimenting with more exotic instruments and is building a library of new songs to show off its invigorating style not only in the studio but at a series of big-ticket festivals including Burgerama, Desert Days and the Austin Psych Fest.
It’s a long way from how the band began. “We had no idea when we started that we’d come as far as we have,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But from the moment we released our demos, people have really responded.”
Dream Ride – soundcloud.com/thedreamride
The Dream Ride is the immersive sonic vehicle of Los Angeles native, Jeffertitti Moon. Sparked by drum machines & synthesizers, Moon birthed the frame work for the project on a small 4-track cassette machine, creating a unique brand of pop music, infused with the raw psychedelic energy he has become known for in groups such as Father John Misty, Jeffertitti’s Nile & Corners. Already having performed solo with the likes of Youth Lagoon, Wild Belle and Gardens & Villa at sold out venues/festivals in California, New York, Austin, and The Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, The Dream Ride has not yet released any music to the public.