Where we're from has a lot to do with our approach to our music, and with who we are. We're all from the South Bay in Los Angeles. That's our bond. We understand that being from L.A. has its stigmas..... Well, fuck you. I, personally, am an L.A. aficionado, and I resent the fact that true Angelinos have to put up with fucked up labels and misconceptions because people who move here from other shitholes to act, start shitty bands, and/or get in "the business" junky up the place. L.A. is more than just rats' nests like Hollywood, Silverlake, and the Westside. It has a tremendous amount of culture and history that is simultaneously ignored, exploited, and trashed by these fuckheads. Luckily, we're from a different part of L.A - an L.A. that is usually disregarded for its artistic contributions to the city. The South Bay isn't the suburbs you see in movies or T.V. It's beachfront ghettos, airports, refineries, ports, you name it. It's a pretty diverse part of town - Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Polynesians - all in the same schools and working the same jobs at the mall. We're friends with surfers, skaters, gangsters, musicians, artists and 9 to 5ers we grew up with. A couple of us grew up near the fabulous forum in Inglewood, home of the Showtime Lakers, minutes from the Beach Boys' childhood home in Hawthorne. A couple of us grew up near some of the prettiest tide pools and cliffs in Southern California, minutes away from where Black Flag practiced and played their first shows. And a couple of us grew up in and around Long Beach, from Cerritos to San Pedro occasionally seeing Mike Watt driving down the street to buy lottery tickets. There's definitely a little musical history here, and we're proud of that. Because of the musical history, and I guess, to some extent, the isolation from the better known artistic areas of L.A., we had a lot and a little to learn from. What the hell else is there to do if you don't want a 9 to 5 and you suck at school, when you don't like shitty Westside and Hollywood hotspots and the even shittier music scene going on in the Eastside? You stay home, get drunk in the backyard with your friends, listen to music and form bands. Which is exactly what we did. We sucked at it like everyone else, but we kept at it and here we are. Our influences range from Chavela Vargas to Os Mutantes to Karp.
Hour Of The Time Majesty Twelve (HOTT MT) is an experimental pop group based in Los Angeles. Together they create gritty realms of psychedelic fantasy that reflect the dusty shimmer of east hollywood. Since their formation in 2012, the group has collaborated on recordings with: The Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, Erykah Badu, and Ke$ha, They have also opened for: The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes and Galaxie 500.
From East LA backyard parties to opening for Hinds, the Tracks are a forceful reminder of the joy in dancing to loud music. The band's first single "Go Out Tonight" received praise from Gorilla vs Bear and KCRW, and they recently performed on camera in Transparent creator Jill Soloway's new TV show. Their debut album is set to come out this fall.