From 2013 to 2016, Kid Cadaver’s catchy, hook-heavy structures and energetic shows transformed three San Fernando Valley-based musicians into one of LA’s favorite indie groups. The band amassed an eager following of both fans and critics alike, and held top spots on local radio countdowns (KROQ, Star 98.7) for consecutive single releases. Their style was referred to as “infectious” (LA Weekly) and often earned them comparisons to bands like Tokyo Police Club, stars of the mid-to-late 2000s indie airwaves. Following a relentless local show schedule and two well-received EP releases (Self-Titled-2013 and Roam-2015), the band came to a hiatus in 2016.
Raymond Venta (vocals, guitar) and Kenzo Cardenas (drums) return for the group’s next chapter. Venta has spent two years experimenting with songwriting (he lived out of his van while traveling cross- country to write songs) while supporting local, up-and-coming pop acts (Tillie, LAYNE) in his spare time. Cardenas took on a heavy percussion routine, playing drums for local groups Bedbugs and Super Whatevr (Hopeless Records). Both Venta and Cardenas met briefly as side-project Yume, which explored an effect-driven, dream-pop sound primarily rooted in the 90s.
Kid Cadaver recommences with a few, well-deserved notches in its belt. Fans can count on the wistful, melodic songs (which remains Venta’s forte)that the group is known for—but gang vocals and catchy hooks have been traded for a more introspective, controlled approach to songwriting that can only be earned with age. Ever-ambitious, the band’s upcoming EP, Delude, is set for a 2018 release.
-Rebecca Ramirez (2018)
"After catching the ear of Machine Gun Kelly + Kevin Lyman (creator of Warped Tour) during a sold out acoustic performance in Los Angeles in December of 2016, the upward spiral of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter tiLLie cannot be stopped. Her infectious songs might seep into your head but this self-proclaimed “anti-pop star” transcends the predisposed boundaries + limits of the genre with her diy + hands-all-over approach. With her collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly amassing over 250k plays, a run on Vans Warped Tour summer 2016 + a song on KUNGS’ (UMG) debut record, tiLLie’s takeover is only just beginning.”
Blushh is what you get after your bjillionthth quarter life crisis: when you realize you've been sitting in the corner your whole life watching the party happen from afar, never saying a word about how you felt, or standing up to grab the last cupcake. Blushh is what you really mean when you shrug it off and say "it's fine", when you roll your eyes and deal with it. Blushh is what you've been wanting to yell at the top of your lungs, but never had the guts to.
Blushh is the project of Shab Ferdowsi who writes fuzzy guitar pop songs about the plants in her bedroom and the like.
Made up of friends, Blushh is a four-piece band all living, playing, and eating $1 tacos in Los Angeles, CA.
Blushh is Shab. Shab is a self-proclaimed "hyper-creative" born and raised in Los Angeles. She got the music bug by blogging about bands in 2013, which turned into her booking local bands, which turned into booking tours for said bands, then touring with those bands, then eventually turned into her starting her own band.
Shab started writing songs in 2015, and decided to start the project thanks to her friends' encouragement the following year. She bought her first electric guitar in August 2016 and a couple months later she played her first full band show.
The live band is still a revolving lineup of friends, while the project has remained Shab’s (first) solo foray into songwriting.
It’s a little fuzzy around the edges, a little sad at first sight, but punchy melodies and bouncy hooks keep your heads bopping at the first show.
Blushh has recorded two 5 song EP’s at Hotel London, a studio in Silver Lake, Los Angeles run by Shab’s buds, Yianni Anastos-Prastacos and Arieh Berl.
It’s Fine was released in June 2016. The second, “Thx 4 asking” will be out late this spring.
Jessica Delijani is the LA based, pop spark plug behind Disco Shrine. True to her tongue-in-cheek moniker, Disco Shrine makes music that plays around with the contrast between high energy electronic beats and sensual melodies.
Photo Credit: Andrew Butte