Independent music from the west coast of Scotland has always had a kinship with psychedelic pop music from the west coast of America. Orange Juice loved The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub wanted to be in Buffalo Springfield, the Pastels adored the Electric Prunes. Dream Boys are a modern day trans atlantic love affair realized. Consisting of 3 americans and 1 scotsman, their songs have the spirit of postcard records filtered through the rural haze of the paisley underground. Pure pop with nods to New Zealand’s Flying Nun records and an aura of psychedelia akin to the Church. Their songs float around the notion of time and space, love and heartbreak, the highs and lows with a range of emotion and introspection. One can’t imagine these songs coming from any other band or from any other time other than now. These songs are psychedelic in the truest sense, a californian sun rises on a Glasgow street, rain fall during an indian summer, Dream Boys’ music lies somewhere in between this musical dream, in love with pop music with a sincerity unmatched. For fans of The Church, R.E.M., Rain Parade, The Chills, The Clean, The Byrds, Belle and Sebastian, The La’s, Teenage Fanclub, Big Star, etc
Steppe People are four awkwardly handsome and emotionally misunderstood young(ish) men simply looking for a steady gig in a desperate world. These LA yokels promised their mothers they'd work as little as possible, cry as much as they don't work, and rock, however irrelevant it gets. What's astonishing to them and everybody else is that they're able to keep it together long enough to play the next show, let alone make a record, but here we are, and oh how the mighty weep.
Guitarmonies and brevity are the foundation of this backwoods shack. "Just how many hot licks can we squeeze into this scorcher?" guitarists Bill and Eric must ask each other at every rehearsal, while bassist Scott and drummer Marcus bash and pop. The standards, the classics, the big thumps and the small, they cover them all, fast and loose, with reckless abandon.
Steppe People are super proud to announce the release of their debut 7-inch for LA's FINE records. Two molten crooners smelt from heartbreak and frozen dinners. Some of these solos should be in the bible. Feel it.
Just one year ago, Crystal Skulls released their debut, Blocked Numbers. Listeners got smart and stylish songs nestled comfortably into the folds and corners of various timeframes and musical movements. The band delivered a thoughtful, eloquent, and singular record and toured extensively, playing the tunes with good and feisty intentions to those that came to listen.
Susan is comprised of three humanoids who happen to play instruments and share a love for champagne cocktails.