Black Flamingo began as an idea that danced like a smile across our lips. It started out as a laugh shared between two friends, but grew to be the glue between all of us. We make music that doesn't define itself, or us, but serves as a release of all of our demons and angels. We don't draw upon our influences, but let them hang in the air as inspiration. We are always learning, evolving, and most importantly, creating.
Night Talks is an alternative rock band based in Los Angeles, California. With vocals that are equal parts angelic and razor-tipped, bass and drums that drive, and powerful, shimmering guitars, they'll remind you of the first time you stayed in your room all night listening to a record.
The Great Sadness
Cathy Cooper/ guitar, vocals
Stephen McNeely / drums, percussion
Cathy and Stephen met 6 years ago in Echo Park.
They started playing what began as a stripped down, folk blues venture. It has evolved into an aggressive spiral down into the world of swamps, sex, love and murder. If there were music that could make you feel like ripping your heart out, watching it dissolve then walking that long road to death, that would be the way they're traveling. Turning traditional music on it's head and skinning it down to it's most lovely and brutal essence.
Dancing Tongues is a post-punk duo formed in late 2015 by Kevin Modry and Alex Lavayen. They self-released an EP titled, Positions in 2016; a small selection of the band’s early recordings. After performing in Los Angeles for a year, the pair set out to record their debut LP, Hypnotic Tales of Sex and Distress. They enlisted producer Jonny Bell (Crystal Antlers, Hanni El Khatib, The Buttertones, Tijuana Panthers) and recorded the album in Long Beach, CA.
Hypnotic Tales of Sex and Distress is Dancing Tongues’ first full-length record. It is a collection of personal tales about real love, real sex and real distress during a time when we have such a disruptive flow of information fighting to redefine what these three things mean. The record is a hypnotic journey with chapters marked by songs that feature tightly coiled, aggressive post-punk and others that seemingly unfold into lush and lurid western landscapes.