I Hate You Just Kidding, TUFT, Fellow Bohemian, DAWKOM

The Wayfarer Presents : December Residency

I Hate You Just Kidding


Fellow Bohemian


Mon, December 18, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

I Hate You Just Kidding
I Hate You Just Kidding
Jeremy and Jessi Brock are the husband & wife songwriting duo known as I Hate You Just Kidding. They started making music together shortly after meeting in 2009. Beginning as acoustic folk pop, the music has evolved over the years into a refreshing style that rests somewhere between dream pop, indie rock, and shoegaze.

I Hate You Just Kidding has had their music featured regularly in film/television and commercials, and toured nationally, leaving two EPs and one full-length album in their wake.
Upon releasing their debut "Days Grow Longer" in 2011, I Hate You Just Kidding began writing a follow up. However, the touring life sometimes takes a few detours. After a 5 year hiatus, the sophomore album "Constellations" is complete. The new record shows a maturity while retaining the duo’s distinctive chemistry and melancholy charm.

"Constellations" is comprised of 9 tracks written while touring the US in 2011/2012. The songs were recorded in late 2016 at The Music Box Studios in Downtown Fullerton, California and co-produced, engineered & mixed by Jonathan O'Brien. Kevin Manwarren and Roxy Radulescu (of TUFT) and Greg Anderson (of Fellow Bohemian) join the band on the album and onstage.
The most unexpected thing happened when Casey Trela packed up his car in North Carolina heading west for Los Angeles. He turned on the radio and heard himself. It was not music he had written or recorded, yet still he knew it to be his own. He heard his voice and the hum of his guitar and recognized them as immediately as he would his own reflection. He changed the station only to find another mysterious song of his own creation. Song after song poured from the speakers; song after song his own.

When Casey grew tired of his own thoughts he picked up a mustachioed hitchhiker, Kevin Manwarren, headed for Oklahoma. The radio remained audible though Casey would not let on the secret of the music’s origin. Instead, after many miles of silence, Kevin spoke up. He said, “You’ll think me mad - I think me mad - but I swear that is me playing bass. In this song. In all these songs. I don’t know how, but it is me.” Of course, Casey did not think him mad. “I am just as certain it is you.” Oklahoma came and went, Kevin stayed with Casey.

At a truck stop in the middle of who-knows-where they met Roxy Radulescu, and immediately knew she was destined to join them. She was less certain, at least at first. But upon hearing a single verse emanate from Casey’s automobile she plucked her personal belongings from the cab and abandoned the 18-wheel big rig she rode in on, joining them on their fateful journey.

The deejay called them TUFT, and so they were, ever more.
Fellow Bohemian
Fellow Bohemian
Outlier Dream Pop
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627