Things ain’t simple anymore. All-night parties turned into hangovers, Lovin’ turned cheatin’, but the wheels keep rollin’. Conversation got convoluted. Analog has gone digital and work got automated. Forty hours is now 24/7 and money isn’t real. Grass is candy and candy is tasteless. Reporting is gossip and truth is fictional. Route 66 has become desolation road. But these guys keep playing what they like and they like what they play...good ol’ fashioned rock’n’roll. Just what the world needs in these complicated times.
Photo by Anna Aguirre
At the end 2016 a couple of loose jam sessions took place between Josh Landau from The Shrine and pro skateboarder Don "Nuge" Nguyen. They instinctively delved into a heavy, psychedelic world where a riff would last 30 minutes. On a few day bender in New York around the same time, Josh shared an acoustic demo of a short 2 minute power pop sort of song titled "She Says Goodnight When She Wants To". Deciding that this avenue would be something new and fresh for both of them, when they returned home to LA they enlisted Jordan Jones on second guitar, Ben Brown on synth, and Wilder Zoby on drums and played their first show at The Echo within the next two weeks.