The Echo Presents


TBA Special Guest, Tigercide

Sun March 17, 2019

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is all ages

CLAVVS is a duo of accidental best friends. Amber Renee and Graham Marsh might never have met if not for a last minute text invitation to a stranger’s house party. Conversations were shared. Jokes were made. Tunes were played. Soon they were writing the songs that would become their first releases.

CLAVVS' music merges Graham's obsession with world music sounds and hip hop drums with Amber's imaginative lyrics and off-kilter pop melodies. The result is familiar but otherworldly, a distinctive sound that EARMILK describes as “dark and hypnotic,” while The 405 calls CLAVVS "indie hitmakers."

There's something hopeful and human in their music too, which is evidenced in the genuine nature of their live show. It’s easy to see why they’ve shared a stage with fellow indie acts like Ibeyi and Rhye. Amber and Graham are energetic and emotive, unafraid to move to their own rhythms.

Perhaps that would make sense, given that Amber grew up performing in musical theater and singing original Americana songs at local venues. And Graham spent years on the major label side of the industry, earning 4 Grammys for his work with acts like Bruno Mars and Gnarls Barkley before walking away to find a place in music that felt a bit more human.

CLAVVS is just that— an alternative pop band that examines human experiences with candor and imagination. Based in Brooklyn, Amber and Graham craft songs that subtly challenge and subvert the pop genre, an element at the heart of all they make.

Their EP No Saviors is set for release on March 22.

Photo Cred: Shervin Lainez
TBA Special Guest
Beneath the bright lights and beyond the velvet ropes of Hollywood lies a different Southern California: a desolate land filled with darkness, punctuated by unrealized dreams, and broken down with anguished hearts. Tigercide, formed half a decade ago in LA, gives musical form to this landscape with the ethereal, melancholic vocals of Shexist and the sparse, shadowy, and balanced beats of Saint Brendan.

The post-punk of bands like Joy Division and the Fall embodied a de-industrializing Manchester. The Bristol sound of Massive Attack and Portishead gave voice to the multicultural grittiness of their city. So too does the darkwave trip-hop of Tigercide capture the ethos of Angelenos anxious about their future. In a city characterized by soaring rents, temperatures, and population, can there be any more California dreaming?

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