Christopher Sky, Bird And The War, Chapis

The Wayfarer Presents : "Vastness" Record Release

Christopher Sky

Bird And The War

Chapis

Wed, March 28, 2018

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Christopher Sky
Christopher Sky
Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Christopher Sky has been hard at work in his other project Let's Drive to Alaska for the last couple of years, but has since moved focus to his own endeavors . Creating soundscapes through guitar and rhodes piano with the help of live electronics and loops.

His first release "Cotton Dream EP." was recorded in 2011 and was self released through his own label SEJATSKI LTD. The album had contributions from Paul Espinoza on guitar and electronics. The recordings displayed a new direction for him, more ambient and filled with dense texture.

The following record "Audio Memory" took off where the "Cotton Dream EP" left off, with continued contributions from Paul Espinoza on the track "Spots" and a more refined sound. The record was released in 2011 and had a stronger emphasis on guitar based loops and sound design. The recordings were followed up by a hand full of shows with accompanying visuals. The shows also featured Paul Espinoza on Guitar.

After taking some time off to focus on Let's Drive to Alaska Christopher returned in 2018 with "By the Ocean" his first solo work in seven years.The album featured five brand new songs as well as remixes by Mirror, Jubilant Ecstasy Dream , and HEARTMIND.

The full length 10 song LP "Vastness" will be released March 28th.
Bird And The War
Bird And The War
BIRD & THE WAR IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL POST-ROCK BAND. BY ARCHITECTING A COLORFUL SONIC BLEND OF ELECTRONICA, AMBIENT, SHOEGAZE AND MORE, THEY’VE CREATED AN UNDENIABLY ORIGINAL, CINEMATIC, AND EVEN REVOLUTIONARY FORCE IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCENE. LAYERING INNOVATIVE TEXTURES AND TONES ONTO THE FAMILIAR AESTHETICS OF BANDS LIKE BON IVER, THE NATIONAL, AND EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, B&TW OFFERS AN IMPRESSIONISTIC COMPILATION OF AUTHENTICITY, EMOTION AND QUIET AGGRESSION— MAKING THEM A UNIQUE VOICE IN THE CONTEMPORARY ALT SOUNDSCAPE.

YOU CAN UNLOCK THE FULL, SYMPHONIC ARTISTRY OF B&TW ON THEIR SELF-TITLED E.P. FROM THE ALMOST-MEDITATIVE FIRST TRACK, “LOCK & KEY,” SONGWRITER AND FRONTMAN CHRIS JAMES BUILDS A SONIC STRUCTURE AROUND THE LISTENER, BRICK BY BRICK, BEFORE THE SONG COLLAPSES BACK INTO MINIMALISM FOLLOWED BY THE DRIVEN, YET AMBITIOUS “STONE HEART” TRANSITIONING SEAMLESSLY INTO THE LEONARD COHEN-ESQUE TRACK “BONE & FLESH,” WHICH IS NOTABLE FOR ITS PENSIVE REFLECTION. “ADOBE” IS THE STRAIGHTEST, MOST POP-SENSIBLE SONG ON THE ALBUM, BUILT ON A THREE-CHORD STRUCTURE. HOWEVER, BY “ADOBE’S” END, B&TW SLIPS IN A SERIES OF MULTI-LAYERED AND IMPRESSIONISTIC VOCALS AND GUITARS. AND SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST, “LOCHS & LAKES” DRIVES THE LISTENER WITH A SERIES OF DYNAMIC GEAR SHIFTS SPLICED WITH AN ASTUTE USE OF TECHNOLOGY VIA AUTO-TUNE.

MUCH OF CALIFORNIA HAS ALREADY DISCOVERED BIRD & THE WAR, FROM THE NORCAL CLUB SCENE (SAN FRANCISCO’S HOTEL UTAH), TO SOCAL’S FINEST VENUES (ANAHEIM’S HOUSE OF BLUES, THE CONSTELLATION ROOM, HOLLYWOOD’S ON THE ROX AND AVALON BARDOT, DOWNTOWN L.A.’S BODEGA CALIFAS). THEY’VE PARTNERED WITH ORANGE COUNTY PRODUCER// RECORDING ENGINEER JOSHUA P. BROOKS, ACCLAIMED SOCAL VIDEO ARTISTS LITTLE FELLA MEDIA, AND ARE CURRENTLY SIGNED WITH LOS ANGELES-BASED MUSIC PUBLISHERS RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP.

BUT TO LABEL B&TW A CALIFORNIA BAND IS INSUFFICIENT. WITH THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF THEIR FULL LENGTH ALBUM 'R H E T O R I C', TO THE WIDESPREAD POPULARITY THEY’VE FOUND ON THE INTERNET, THIS IS A BAND WHOSE REACH—LIKE THEIR SOUND—DEFIES CONVENTIONAL BOUNDARIES. MUSIC WEBSITES HAVE GIVEN EXTENSIVE NOTICE TO B&TW’S UP-AND-COMING SOUND, WHICH EXAMINER CALLED “MUSICAL BLOWS WITH GENTLE REPOSE, SIMULTANEOUSLY EXPOSING THEIR SOFT UNDERBELLY TO THE LISTENER.” BLACK ON THE CANVAS HAS DECLARED: “BIRD & THE WAR TAKE FLIGHT AND CLIMB ABOVE THE PACK. THIS BAND STANDS OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL SOUND THAT GRABS YOUR ATTENTION FAST AND MAKES A LASTING IMPRESSION.”

THE FUTURE IS NOW FOR THE SOCAL DUO, AND THEIR MUSICAL VISION IS HEARTBREAKING, EMOTIONAL AND ARRESTING TO THE LISTENER. DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOU HEAR BIRD & THE WAR ON LOCAL RADIO, ON YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC APP, OR ON A MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. MEET THE AMBIENT INDIE-ROCK BAND THAT’S POISED TO RECONFIGURE MODERN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC FOR YEARS TO COME.
Chapis
Chapis
Temo Molina pairs haunting vocals with melodic guitar, and a wide variety of time signatures. Inspiration for his music comes organically and randomly, and never fails to convey the rich colors and textures of the emotions from which they are born. Truly inspiring, and creative, he takes songwriting to a new level.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com