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…
Dead Leaf Echo
Dead Leaf Echo is a NYC band that has just finished recording their debut LP " now mixed by John Fryer (Cocteau Twins NIN). The album is scheduled for release in early 2012. Their first single "Kingmaker" will be released in 7" vinyl and digitally on 1.31.11 on Custom Made Music.
The band toured the US this summer in support of their latest EP "Versimilitude" which was released on May 31st featuring remixes and collaborations from Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel, Mojave 3), John Fryer (This Mortail Coil, Depeche Mode), Elika, RxGibbs and Remarkably Spry!
The band played SXSW earlier this year on bills with "A Place To Bury Strangers" and "And Your Will Know Us By the Trail Of the Dead" and played sold out shows in 2010 opening for the reunited Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.
"Words like ethereal, atmospheric and dreamy all come to mind after a spin of Dead Leaf Echo's Truth, and while all these descriptions are apt (and have been used repeatedly in other Dead Leaf Echo reviews), it's safe to say that the band could similarly be described as heavy, raucous - or simply, loud-as-fuck."
- H Magazine
"Some of the best live music in the city"
- Time Out NY
"We love Dead Leaf Echo's dreamy pop"
- The L Magazine
Haunted Summer crafts languid pop music, adorned with orchestral strings and electronic textures that recall Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips.-Candice Aman (KXSC Radio)
Their brand of dream pop feels timeless, with just the right amount of youthful nostalgia to woo your ears into submission. Moody’s smooth, light as air vocals captivate like a siren of the sea, while the arrangements are lush and seductive, but never pushy. It’s a delightful combination that has the power to fill any lazy summer day with an extra bit of magic. -Jacqueline Caruso (The National Deli Magazine)
There’s no question that whatever is haunting Moody and Seasons is steering the duo toward a beautiful place. -Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands LA)
Windswept vocals, sultry strings and spacey guitar blend together beautifully. The whole thing is mysterious and engrossing enough that it gets under your skin and stirs your own private nostalgia. -Billy Gil (Amoeba Blog)