L.A. native Kevin Litrow's LITRONIX is a music machine inventing irresistible futuristic pop songs. He infuses warm analog electronic synthesizers, organic guitars, multi-layered loops, and boxed beats. In the studio, critically acclaimed SubPop artist Avi Buffalo stepped in as producer. They recorded and released the first single Are You New Age? as a seven inch, including a side-b remix by legendary electronic pioneer Sensations’ Fix. This summer, the long awaited debut full-length Pump The Gas is ready to be heard.
For 4 years, Kevin Litrow of Litronix was living above an apocalyptic Chevron gas station on a busy intersection in Venice Beach, California.
Kevin captured every moment and essence that the gas station had to offer. When asked about this monumental gas station, Kevin states:
"The Gas Station is a movie that never ends. People of all kinds come to the gas station to fill up and roll out. Always coming and going. Some people are local, most are not. Some are travelers, some are hookers, some are drug dealers, drinkers, homeless, supermodels, actors, tweekers, surfers, professionals, and some are survivors. The gas station is always moving. Except for me. I stay still. I live here. I watch the never-ending movie and take notes. And this album is what I came up with."
4 years in the making. Litronix takes you on an epic journey and adventure into his deepest un-filtered psyche that was inspired by the powerful energy living above this gas station.
One June 16th, which happens to be Kevin’s birthday, Porch Party Records will release Litronix’s debut album on white 12” vinyl and all digital formats.
Kevin has shared the stage and toured extensively with acts such as Ariel Pink, Broadcast, The Kills, The Gossip, Peaches, Blood Brothers, Ian MacKaye, Prince Rama, Blok Party, Best Coast, and Mum with his past bands Dance Disaster Movement, N.O.W., 60 Watt Kid, and Radar
Pitchfork - Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg (Avi Buffalo) discusses producing LITRONIX // "I have a few projects now brewing including the debut LITRONIX album(Kevin Litrow of Dance Disaster Movement and 60 Watt Kid, one of my heroes since I was a teenager) I've been producing with J.P. Bendzinski and playing on for months(!) and we are wrapping it up, it sounds magnificent and I am so proud of all of us involved. It is a rich and beautiful album of Kevin Litrow's music, stocked, packed and decorated with some of the areas most interesting and talented musicians. It will be released on Porch Party Records, a local Long Beach label that has graciously funded the studio time to record it." -Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg (Avi Buffalo)
LA Record // “Litronix is Kevin Litrow, the longtime synthesizer visionary…the purest and clearest incarnation of his aesthetic yet. He’s got an upcoming album on Long Beach’s Porch Party Records (produced by Avi of Avi Buffalo) that matches Silver Apples’ synthscapes, Suicide’s pulsebeat and Broadcast’s electro-psychedelia to his own fearlessly expressive confessionals. Think of these as soul songs from an alternate universe—ballads by J.G. Ballard or Alfred Bester, with one man and his machines alone against the void."
Buzzbands LA - Song Premiere: "Hole in the Wall" // "And quite an album “Pump the Gas” is. A loop pedal-fueled panoply of analog synth, guitar, arching vocals and particle-collision electronic beats, it pulses with the energy of its surroundings and the subversive tendencies of its experimental pop creator."
Ghetto Blaster Magazine - Song Premiere: "Maggot" // "Kevin creates pop structures coloring the songs with dynamic layers of warm analog synthesizers, micro tonally open tuned guitar, bass heavy polyrhythmic electronic beats and soulful vocal melodies on top. "
Santa Barbara Independent - Show Review // "Litronix, a band who self-describes their genre of music as “danger,” took the stage. Litronix comprises of L.A. musicians Kevin Litrow on keyboards and vocals, and Avi Buffalo on guitar and keyboards as well...what followed was a frenetic synthesis of rich, reverberating synths, blending in with Buffalo’s guitar, which was plugged into the Audio In of a Moog synthesizer."
Rock NYC - Show Review at The Echo // "a one-man band, standing behind electronics and guitar, and giving an unique number, part theatrical, part experimental, with throbbing electronics layered to guitar, story telling and shouted anger. With his silver tie, he looked like a man of the future giving the most mechanical and expressive performance, engaging the crowd with his vibrant soundscapes, loops in repeat, screams and violent electro stabs or swirls, inventing a new sound system, intense and cathartic, like a car chase in the street and a fight with a gun." -Rock NYC
Tape Famous - Review of Are You New Age? cassette // "Meandering electronic pop ballads, built upon fuzzed up drums, and mildly dorky synth voices, backed by inspirational choir like vocals, leave me feeling refreshed and inspired." -Christian, Tape Famous
L.A. Record - Review of Are You New Age? cassette // "The music sounds layered and full of sophisticated studio wizardry to the untrained ear, but if you’ve seen LITRONIX live, you know Litrow can actually summon this kind of ingenuity on demand, live-looping wah-wah keys, rhythms, and guitars into a lush Lego fortress of music all around him that he can then sing and dance over". -Dan Collins, LA RECORD
"Litronix's "Are You New Age" EP is breezy bedroom pop for the anti-GMO set. "Drone of Dume" is the tape's greatest achievement, an effortlessly catchy two-chord beaut that revels in a daydream vacation to Malibu." -SG Benanti