Join us in welcoming April’s Echo Residency band: Traps PS!
Traps PS are a band that breaks “less is more” all the way down to “less is everything.” You get it: like the Minutemen, the songs are short because they don’t need to be long. And like the Minutemen, sixty seconds of Traps PS hits harder and resonates longer than five-ten-twenty sloppy minutes from somebody else. Or like Gang of Four, who got it from James Brown, who is a fundamental Traps PS inspiration—Traps PS cares about discipline, rhythm and clarity. Says drummer Miles Wintner: “We don’t waste time.”
They’ve always been unafraid to do what needed to be done, this practically telepathic trio of Wintner, bassist/backing vocalist Danny Miller and singer/guitarist Andrew Jeffords. They recorded and released records on their community-oriented/community-involved label Papermade and played any space they’d fit—lost all ages institutions like L.A.’s Pehrspace or not-exactly legal “guerilla” shows on city streets and in dusty Inglewood oil fields. But with their first full-length in three years coming into focus, they found L.A. independent label Innovative Leisure ready to amplify that DIY capability: “We’ve done so much in our own bubble that it was exciting to explore another aspect,” says Jeffords. “I’m enjoying inviting people into our family.”
“The band are in the same short, sharp, less-is-more punk vein of Minutemen, Wire and Gang of Four, and their songs spin out like an overwound toy.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Many current bands look to 70s-era no wave and post-punk for influence, but Traps PS does so with a unique and hectic energy that sets them apart from their peers and that makes them seem like an update, rather than a retread.” – L.A. Record
Residency schedule below:
(All Shows are FREE and 21+)
September 10: Traps PS with Prissy Whip + Similar Fashion + Media Jeweler • Echoplex •
September 17: Traps PS with The Molochs + Shit Giver + Red Channel + Cat Scan (DJ set) • The Echo •
September 24: Traps PS with 100 Flowers + Mike Watt and the Secondmen + Automatic + DJ John Roller (Mono Records) • Echoplex •
Listen below to Traps PS’s Mix Takeover of songs they love.