Broncho

The Wayfarer Presents

Broncho

Mozes And The Firstborn, Valen

Sat, March 24, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Broncho
Broncho
Blasted grassland, the thin ribbon line of the freeway unspooling beneath wheels, skies stretched wide between mountaintop.It is dream music, foggy, atmospheric, the melodies you hear while you gazing out through fingerprint smeared windows into a constantly moving, metamorphing -landscape....It makes sense then, that BRONCHO, born out of out a film project, its initial incarnation sparked when founder Ryan Lindsey was asked to create music, “to set to an early 80s punk film.” “That’s all I knew about it,” he remembers, “they were looking for songs that touched this era. And songs kept coming to me and turned something on inside of me artistically.”Lindsey found himself in the midst of prolific run of songs and heliked the idea “of starting out there and seeing where it could go.”What’s evolved from those first tracks there has been a steady run of success, critical accolades and two full-length albums; 2011’sCan't Get Past the Lips, 2014’sJust Enough Hip to Be Woman.And beneath it all –the music has been constantly mutating and ceaselessly experimental. From that first inception as a soundtrack in 2010, BRONCHO has taken on a life of its' own –initial inspiration still there, but now pushing far beyond the stiff confines ofscore. And what began as an ode to ramshackle, high-energy early punk has become something deeper, weirder, and much more nuanced.The undercurrent of early 1980 punk is still there, but The Ramones pogo has been replaced more often by a kind of Love and Rockets inspired, honeyed, cotton-mouthed drift.Double Vanityis Lindsey and band mates Ben King, Nathan Price and Penny Pitchlynn steadily moving ahead, transforming the raw angst of the first record into a sound decidedly more layered and complex.Tracks like“New Karma"or “TwoStep"riff off the later explorations of punk, culling up refracted images of John Hughes prom nights, love songs echoing from a boom box held high. "Jenny Loves Jenae"and "Speed Demon"strut with an when 80s met 50s swagger, discord transformed into a jagged, frenetic pop. "SeñoraBorealis" is all bad boy sneer -sensual, moody, with a sly and predatory swagger. "I Know You"is simultaneously infectious and brooding, somehow both exalting and heartsick.
The result is a record that veers gleefully from BRONCHO’s roots, moving from graffiti spray backrooms into a sleeker, plusher sound, a place bright with the polished gleam of chrome and bleached white sunlight.Close your eyes and what you feel is the raw wound pulse of adolescence, what you see behind your lids is suburbanshopping mall wastelands, glazed eyes, dead grass, lips glossed in bubblegum pink. There is the burst chest thump of teenage longing, the smell of hairspray and cigarette.There is glow of neon and the glint of streetlight rolling across hood.Double Vanityevokes a shared nostalgia, for the past and for the unknown future, as BRONCHO takes a turn off the wide freeways and into a world of intimate, intricate -but always universal -emotion.
Mozes And The Firstborn
Mozes And The Firstborn
Playing a potent mix of sleazy grunge and power pop perfection Mozes and the Firstborn hail from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band started out in 2010 with Melle Dielesen on vocals, guitar and songwriting, Corto Blommaert on bass and Raven Aartsen on drums. Ernst-Jan van Doorn joined later on guitar. In 2011 they released their first EP ‘I Got Skills’ which title track rather fast became the fan’s favorite. The band’s inspirations vary from Guided by Voices and Beck to Weezer and Nirvana. 

The Californian label Burger Records released their self-titled debut album in 2014. Since then the band has embarked on international tours with The Growlers, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Together Pangea, crisscrossing the United States and Europe. In 2016 the band released Great Pile of Nothing, a more introvert and mellow album. 

The past year Mozes and the Firstborn have been recording new tunes for their third full-length album, due for release in 2019. Embracing the feel of a mixtape, they blend their favorite styles and genres into an intriguing collection of songs. The band has worked with a number of producers, including producer/mixer Chris Coady (Beach House, Slowdive) and Roland Cosio (together PANGEA, Fuzz).
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com