New York, NY (May 2, 2016) -- There is a tidal wave of cross-cultural expression washing inland out of Long Beach and Rudy De Anda is at the forefront of this genre-bending, sonic re-definition of the musical melting pot. Rudy De Anda will release Delay, Cadaver of a Day on June 24 via Porch Party Records.
Delay, Cadaver of a Day was recorded at Jazz Cats Studios (Crystal Antlers, Day Wave, Hanni El Khatib) and is a brutally honest, gritty, and loud representation of Rudy De Anda's auditory range. It weaves sweeping melodicism with a dynamic interplay of soul and punk-rock and showcases the darker side of the Californian musician.
Inspired by The Velvet Underground, dissonance, and shoe-gaze, Delay, Cadaver of a Day conjures up imagery of Fellini stumbling upon the city of Long Beach, and goes from optimism to mystery almost immediately. "It's like a black and white film shot in present time," offers De Anda about the album. "It's the soundtrack to a Criterion Collection piece based in LA with more surrealistic notes, feelings, and vibes."
Listen to the incandescent album opener "Hunger Cloud" and feel free to share.
Delay, Cadaver of a Day is the follow up to De Anda's debut EP, Ostranenie, released last year. The EP was a result of Rudy's craving to begin a solo project after fronting psych-prog group Wild Pack of Canaries. In 2013, when the band was treading on and off hiatus, De Anda started writing his own songs and was approached by one of his musical mentors, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White) to record. Lost in their effortless chemistry, the two friends setup sessions in Ikey's living room in-between his Nashville trips and his Jack White tour schedule.
Ostranenie was lauded by LA Record, DIY Magazine, Grimy Goods and MTV Iggy (RIP), who called lead single "Visions of Plumerias", "...a warm, Brian Wilson-esque pop tune that betrays every notion of Long Beach (as the home of rapper extraordinaire Snoop Dogg or the ska lords of Sublime)."
Rudy De Anda's live show is backed by a rotating cast of friends who are part of other notable projects including Crystal Antlers, DeLux and Meow Twins. Additionally, De Anda is part of a budding Los Angeles artist group called Qvolé Collective representing and celebrating progressive Latino music. Rudy De Anda has been busy creating a following from Long Beach and L.A., as well as tours down to Mexico and up to Santa Cruz, San Francisco and the southwest.
The band has shared the stage with established acts The Dodos, Bass Drum of Death, El Ten Eleven, Chicano Batman, Chain & The Gang, La Hell Gang, Froth, Colleen Green and Enjoy. Expect tour dates behind Delay, Cadaver of a Day to be announced shortly.
MTV Iggy - Song Premiere "Visions of Plumerias" // "The track is a warm, Brian Wilson-esque pop tune that betrays every notion of Long Beach (as the home of rapper extraordinaire Snoop Dogg or the ska lords of Sublime). Think: drum circles and weed clouds without the yuppies and tourists."
Grimy Goods - Hot New Artist Alert // " Rudy De Anda is spreading those wings and is ready to fly with his solo debut. The past few months De Anda has been getting the cogs turning and hashing out some writing and recordings for an upcoming release on Porch Party Records. Gearing up to deliver his debut five-song EP titled Ostranenie, the EP was also recorded, mixed and mastered with Isaiah “Ikey” Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White’s band) and will be released in late June on both digital and wax."
LA Record - Interview // "De Anda’s sound is deliberately difficult to classify—like the title of the EP, it’s familiar but novel at the same time, blending Beatles-style song structures with romantic Latin crooners, subtle hints of modern pop, dreamy washed-out production and lyrics in both English and Spanish."
Blind Blind Tiger - Video Residency // 1. Clay Is Melting On Our Backs 2. ESP 3. Helada
Rock NYC - Show Review at The Echo // "They were playing a sort of foot-tapping garage pop rock with moody changes, bringing confusion and distortion but staying playful and joyful. However the music was very hard to describe, and the influences probably all over the place, as unconventional as Ariel Pink is eccentric… Not sure why Pink came in my mind at this instant because the music was quite different, but it was bipolar enough, and yes, eclectic." -Rock NYC
Top Acid - Interview // "I was born in Watts but was raised in Long Beach. It's a huge influence because this town has never revolved around scenes or certain genres. It's taught me that I can find beauty in diverse places, that it's ok to explore and try new things, I think that message or lifestyle is conveyed through my music." -Rudy De Anda, talking with Top Acid
OC Register - Ikey Owens Interview // “I enjoy what I do, it’s really good,” he said. “I’m really happy with the people I’ve gotten to work with. A lot of people in Long Beach have a great amount of talent. There is a constant influx of new people to work with and bring in.” -Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, describing recording Rudy's EP
DIY Magazine // "Slick, straightforward pop music that's ahead of the rest with charming personality, excellent hooks and tinged with just enough sunshine to crack a smile"
Management: Qvole Collective