"The tousled, guitar-seasoned “Love Nights,” a more organic, breathy entry on his otherwise psychedelic and spacey LP. Premiering exclusively today, the mid-tempo rattles, too, with the love-torn rendezvous which “is a special moment in life,” he tells B-Sides & Badlands. “The romance, the teasing, the building all through the long night, and before you know it, you’ve been swept up in the riptides, no way to control, just taken by tides, in and out…in and out of the currents.”
“And then as the night progresses, the pressure starts building so strong, so real, that it’s you and your companion’s destiny to finally release in perfect harmony and exact timing as the sun is coming up. This is a true Love Night. What sparked it for me, was having this actual experience as the song is written,” he continues. “It kind of flowed. I was experimenting with looping my acoustic guitar in standard tuning for a change, and the melody just seemed to come effortlessly. The Love Night happened around that same time, so I just thought that this is the perfect subject for these chords.”
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** DATES **
3/8 constellation room - Costa Mesa
3/9 the Hi hat -Highland Park
3/10 The Black Box - Tijuana
3/11 Brouwerij West - San Pedro
3/13 Tucson - TBA
3/14 The Monarch - El Paso
3/15 The Lost Horse - Marfa
3/16 Backyard on Bell - Denton
3/17 MTG party at Valhalla - Austin
3/17 Armoury - Dallas
3/18 Spiderhouse ATXxPVD - Austin
3/25 Alex's Bar - Long Beach
"Delay, Cadaver of a Day" - 12" LP
"Ostranenie" - 12" EP
"Goth-du-wop and dark heartbreak songs ––that’s how Nectarines are introducing themselves to the world. The latest project from Nima Kazerouni of LA’s So Many Wizards is a sweet tale of chance encounters and strong friendships forged over casual dating-therapy and jam sessions. “Happy For Now” is the first recording ever to be shared from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut out March 3 via Porch Party Records."
The Gentle Hits are an indie rock-folk band from Phoenix, Arizona that have deep roots in the international music scene. Ian Metzger, lead songwriter and vocalist, drummer Mark Kulvinskas, and multi-instrumentalist James Mulhern, all gained a wide-scale following with their critically acclaimed projects Dear and the Headlights and What Laura Says. After taking a bit of a hiatus- followed, perhaps by a stint of “Hey you should focus a minute and get your shit together cause your life just fell apart”- Metzger, Mulhern, and Kulvinskas could not help but return to their love of making music.
The Gentle Hits’ debut album will release on Porch Party Records November 18th.
From Ian Metzger himself:
"I’ve always made the choice to write songs about my own experience. I often think of what others are experiencing but have no intention of assuming I know how they feel. I prefer to start from the center. If I can express my own life clearly then I know that my experience won’t be too far off from yours. I lost a father, my wife gave me two more daughters, I started a life without references, I worked 40 hours a week in a grocery store. I wrote an album about it. I have three good friends who decided that they wanted to help me make it sound bigger. We really hope this finds you when you need it most."
"Pure Energy" out 2017 on Porch Party Records.
“Artfully pulling my mind in new directions…the songs specifically deny verse-chorus-verse formula, and because they're never repeating structures, it feels like the musical equivalent of a helium balloon set free in the sky. There's no grounding structure, no repeating theme to draw you back to earth.”
"four minutes of Minutemen or Neutral Milk Hotel wordcram and genre-bursting that feels like a long and vivid dream. Lightmusic’s Critica will come out on Fri., Aug. 5, on Porch Party Records, and the record release show will be on Sat., Aug. 6, at 4th St. Vine. "
We’re back with another new release from Porch Party Records, and this one is extra special: the first vinyl from Litronix, which is electro-cosmic visionary Kevin Litrow (Dance Disaster Movement, 60 Watt Kid, N.O.W.) and his co-pilot and producer Avi Buffalo. The gloriously rebuilt “Are You New Age?”, one of Litrow’s signature songs, is like Suicide’s Martin Rev and Talking Heads’ David Byrne on a last-ditch succeed-at-all-costs mission to save humanity from itself, with therapeutic synthesizers and lyrics that sound like one of those AI philosophers Philip K. Dick used to have people carry around in suitcases. (Dr. Smile, wasn’t it?) And b-side remix is by Sensations’ Fix Franco Falsini, an electronic pioneer in his own right and arguable inventor of this whole beautiful sound. The “Are You New Age?” 7″ will ship later this summer on Long Beach’s Porch Party Records, and it’ll be followed by the very long-awaited Pump The Gas full-length!) Below find a video teaser for the 7″ and a self Q&A provided by the band (and Falsini) that explains the old ways behind the new age:
This month, L.A. RECORD will be premiering tracks from Long Beach’s Porch Party Records every Friday, and here’s the first set: a truly bromantic collaboration between Dustin Lovelis, who released his excellent solo debut Dimensions last year and ended up on one of our posters, and Joel Jasper, who debuted his own personal song of the summer with us last year as well. After proximity and a mutual fondness for beers and records grew into a friendship, Jasper and Lovelis decided to cover each other’s songs—truly the best next level two friends can explore—and we’ve got the results above, with Lovelis doing Jasper’s “Summer Body” and Jasper doing Lovelis’ “Plastic Flowers.” This digital split is available now from Porch Party on a pay-what-you-want basis—go grab it! A hilarious self-submitted Porch Party Records Q&A with Lovelis and Jasper follows, as well as a surprise video from Lovelis. Check back next week for a VERY long-awaited debut from another local favorite!
WED MAY 25TH🔸
PART TIME had to cancel last month...but they want to make it up and come to Long Beach for the May #PorchPartyAtThePike. let's party twice as hard. see you last wednesdays at Pike Restaurant and Bar.
Dustin Lovelis hits the road in Spring 2016
"Dimensions" - Dustin's debut full-length on Porch Party Records
:: TOUR DATES ::
*with Matthew Logan Vasquez (except Tucson 3/30)
3/30 - The Flycatcher // Tucson, AZ
3/31 - Valley Bar // Phoenix, AZ
4/1 - Casbah San Diego // San Diego, CA
4/2 - Bootleg Theater // Los Angeles, CA
4/3 - The Federal Underground // Long Beach, CA
4/5 - Bottom of the Hill // San Francisco, CA
4/7 - Mississippi Studioss // Portland, OR
4/8 - Barboza // Seattle, WA
4/29 - Mercury Bar // New York, NY
4/30 - The Red Room @ Cafe 939 // Boston, MA
5/1 - Columbus Theatre // Providence, RI
5/3 - Boot & Saddle // Philadelphia, PA
5/4 - Club Cafe // Pittsburg, PA
5/5 - DC9 Nightclub // Washington, DC