PART TIME fairly resonates and bubbles bedroom pop, echoing 80s film scores, neon lights, fog machines and nightlife, a generous sampling of New Romance in a post-capitalist world, its heart going out to everyone who hasn’t abandoned their silk shirts in favor of more practical attire. The home studio shell and canned dynamics of Part Time quickly dissolve to reveal some serious jammers in the midst, the image of a man pouring his heart out into the psychotropic fronds of the lounge at the Venusian Holiday Inn. Pour yourself a yard of liquid acid and float along.
Having just released their self titled EP on Burger Records, they have been regarded as one of the hottest live acts in the LA music scene, awkwardsound.com states," East L.A.'s VISION are firing off the first promising heat rays of the seasons to come, hot on the heels of their self-titled debut... An "intense" onslaught of skydiving rock 'n roll that curbs around the city's unsanitary post-punk grime, the Jesus and Mary Chain's shoegaze shock and the fashionably bad ass sensibilities of the Brian Jonestown Massacre's psychedelic pastiche. When Valer's howl begins kicking ass without bothering to ask for the names on tracks like "You Should Know," it's unadulterated ballsy rock the four sound dangerously confident in owning. To date, the band has opened for the likes of fellow Cali guitar shredder Ty Segall and felt the rippling effects of Burger notoriety by taking part at the label's SXSW party."
Rudy De Anda
Rudy De Anda is bursting out of the musical melting pot of the LBC. As front man for the Long Beach psych-prog group Wild Pack of Canaries, Rudy felt the creative pull to begin a solo project that is currently catching fire and hitting the festival circuit with plays at last year's Noise Pop, SXSW, and Music Tastes Good. 2016's Delay, Cadaver of a Day is the follow-up to De Anda's debut EP, Ostranenie and broke into the Top 100 in the CMJ charts, coming in at #94.
"The albums have earned de Anda a rightful place in L.A.'s emerging alt-Latino movement, a growing collective of bands — including "big brothers" Chicano Batman, for whom de Anda has opened — that dabble in non-Latino scenes and support one another's efforts while charting individual paths so distinct it might be a stretch to call it a movement at all." In 2013, when the band was treading on and off hiatus, De Anda started writing his own songs and was approached by one of his musical mentors, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White) to record. Lost in their effortless chemistry, the two friends setup sessions in Ikey's living room in-between his Nashville trips and his Jack White tour schedule. Additionally, De Anda is part of a budding Los Angeles artist management group called Qvolé Collective representing and celebrating progressive Latino music from the US.The band has shared the stage with established acts Warpaint, The Specials, Chicano Batman, Dr. Dog, and No Age to name a few.