The Echo & Part Time Punks Present
PLANNING FOR BURIAL + DROWSE + DEVOURED BY FLOWERS
Sun August 5, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
This event is 18 and over
For over a decade, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-based musician Thom Wasluck has been unleashing his signature gloomy dirges under the name PLANNING FOR BURIAL at a nearly relentless pace. He now has three full-length albums under his belt (most notably 2017's monumental Below the House) as well as numerous EPs and splits. Wasluck writes and records everything himself and has toured extensively as a one-man band, playing hundreds of shows over the years. Both incredibly loud and intimate, Planning For Burial performs with an unrivaled passion and funereal grace that is equally at home in basements and concert halls.
Planning For Burial
Blackened slowcore project from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Drowse is the work of Portland, OR artist Kyle Bates.
Following an EP and LP, "Memory Bed" was largely written and recorded using one microphone, a laptop and an acoustic guitar during a Summer spent working in Zamora, Spain. While traveling, Bates found himself returning to the dark sounds from around his home for inspiration--music of the Pacific Northwest such as Grouper, Mount Eerie, Velvet Cacoon, and Unwound. Organs and synths ooze from crackling guitars, noise groans in the distance and swallows voices; the sound mirrors the feeling of wandering unfamiliar landscapes, both outside and internally. Drowse also co-wrote two songs on Miserable's "Uncontrollable" LP ("Stay Cold" and "Salt Water").
"Memory Bed" plays with themes of detachment and memory and their relationship to the "self" from the perspective of someone who has suffered dissociative experiences. Heavily influenced by writers like Roland Barthes and Sarah Manguso, drowse works with ideas of “the self as text”, “making the personal public” and allowing space for the paradox to create new meaning. Maya Stoner of Portland band Sabonis lends her voice to every song and contributes lyrics to “Memory”. Her lyrics reflect on experiences with Bates; these lyrics are refracted in the song “Break”. “i” continues to explore the topic with the intent of all drowse recordings: to glimpse the unknowable self, to express the inexpressible through sound.
Devoured By Flowers
"Devoured By Flowers" is a Psychedelic Dreampop Trio based in Portland, Oregon.
The band debuted in Fall of 2016 at Star Theater, as openers for Italian Post-Punk legends "The Spiritual Bat".
Winter 2016/17 finds the band playing shows around Oregon while putting the finishing touches on their first official release, due out in Spring 2017.
Dorian Campbell sings and plays shoegaze acoustic guitar. He previously fronted Sumerland.
Ashkelon Sain plays electric bass and electric baritone guitar. His previous (and ongoing) musical endeavors include "Trance To The Sun", "Soriah + Ashkelon", "Submarine Fleet", "Blade Fetish", and more...
Part Time Punks
PART TIME PUNKS is a club that takes over noted Echo Park live music venue, The Echo on 1822 Sunset, every Sunday night. The night focuses heavily on DIY and Indie vinyl coming out of the U.S., UK and Europe from 1977 to the present: Punk, Post-Punk, Synth-Punk, Synthpop, Minimal Synth, Dark/Cold/Minimal Wave, NDW, Industrial, New Wave, No Wave, C86, Indiepop, Twee, Shoegaze, Baggy and even Krautrock…