RINGO DEATHSTARR has been one of PTP's favorite new bands in the new shoegae scene. These are the lushest and densest of shoegaze sounds--MBV's "Loveless" rolled into Cocteau Twin's "Treasure" in the reverb chamber... And the band will be celebrating the release of their incredible new LP "Pure Mood".
Sharing their namesake with a song by predecessor noise pop group The Lilys, TENNIS SYSTEM are keeping the legacies of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and the Jesus and Mary Chain alive with their expansive, catchy-as-hell pop songs. Matty Taylor and and co. are masters of loud and dirty anthems, but rising above the noise that blankets them are Taylor's beautifully sung, dreamy lyrics inspired by both love and art, from the drawings of Egon Schiele to the writing of Aldous Huxley.
Comprised of two husband and wife teams, BLUSHING is an Austin TX based dream pop / shoegaze quartet that originated in the summer of 2015. Their debut EP "Tether" was self-released in 2017, followed by their EP "Weak" on Austin Town Hall Records in January of 2018. Gaining infectious momentum, Blushing have since been asked to play official SXSW showcases in 2018 and 2019, Athens Pop Fest and have shared stages with the likes of La Luz, Snail Mail, Sunflower Bean, BRONCHO and many more. They released the single "The Truth" (b/w “Sunshine”) on October 26th both digitally and on 7" pink vinyl via The Nothing Song Records. Recorded, mixed and produced by Elliott Frazier (Ringo Deathstarr) both "The Truth" and "Sunshine" showcase a growth in the band's expansive, cascading sound laden with ethereal vocals and fervent guitar, simultaneously capable of reining in with emotional and melodic space.
The Meeting Places
The Meeting Places was founded in September, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA by Scott McDonald, Chase Harris, Dean Yoshihara, and Arthur Chan. Having a shared interest in bands like Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine and Ride, the four developed a cohesiveness and expansive signature sound that led to the band’s debut album, Find Yourself Along the Way (Words On Music, 2003), recorded at The Ship studios with Aaron Espinoza. The album appeared on the Top Albums of 2003 lists of several publications around the world, with critics noting the record's crafty juxtaposition of noise-pop, atmospheric rock and tunefulness.
From 2005 to 2006 the quartet headed back to The Ship studios to record their sophomore album with Jim Fairchild. Numbered Days was released worldwide by Words On Music in October 2006 and contains ten luminous songs that combine infectious, melodic indie-pop with the tremulous soundscapes the band first explored on their debut.
The Meeting Places music has been featured in TV shows and streaming services, including Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Season 2 of Judd Apatow’s Netflix show LOVE. They have performed live extensively including San Francisco’s Noise-Pop Festival (2003), SXSW (2003 and 2005), and shows in Taipei, Taiwan (2007). The quartet has shared the stage with fellow luminaries Chapterhouse, Ulrich Schnauss, 18th Dye, American Analog Set, Film School and Nightmare Air.
In 2017 TMP began to play select shows across Los Angeles while working on brand new material which comprises the quartet’s first new release in over a decade -- coming Spring/Summer, 2019 through Saint Marie Records.
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…