Tomorrows Tulips, Winter

The Wayfarer Presents

Tomorrows Tulips

Winter

Flaural, Thomas Waale

Thu, May 3, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Tomorrows Tulips
Tomorrows Tulips
Squished between Los Angeles and San Diego, Tomorrows Tulips give birth to a sound that is culled from equal parts pop experience and esoteric interests. A comfortable wave from a van window, paying homage to the DIY aesthetics of undergrounds past. Internet whispers mumble "Pavement at the beach," "lackadaisical affair," loser rock and bummer pop. Whether it's worshipping alien lanes or getting called Kurt Cobabies, Brent from Further said "Alex and Ford are keeping your underground slightly outta tune rock safe." Tomorrows Tulips initially formed as a refuge from Alex Knost’s then band Japanese Motors (Vice Records) in 2010. Soon after bedroom recordings blossomed, visual artist Thomas Campbell released Tomorrows Tulips’ debut album “Eternally Teenage” on his then label Galaxia Records. The sophomore album “Experimental Jelly” was released in 2013 on Burger Records, and exhibited a “more diverse” sound than its predecessor due largely to the addition of Ford Archbold on bass guitar and accompanying vocals. “Experimental Jelly” was recorded by Jamie Dutcher (HOLY SHIT, Sam Flax) whom the group met through mutual shows and tours. Tomorrows Tulips’ 3rd LP "WHEN" showcases the group’s evolution through a blend of pop sensibilities with post punk, noise rock and DIY recording techniques—endeavors that demonstrate the band’s interest in experimentation and impromptu deconstruction. “WHEN” also features current PIXIES bass player Paz Lenchantin on distorted violin and feedback on several tracks.
Winter
Winter
Winter is the project of songwriter Samira Winter, who's love for guitar music and nostalgic imagery inspired the dream pop/indie rock four piece. Samira grew up in Curitiba, Brazil listening to her American father's punk records, and her Brazilian mother's MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) tunes. While living in Boston during her college years she found a love for shoegaze which led to her collaboration with Nolan Eley who recorded and produced Winter's first EP "Daydreaming" and LP "Supreme Blue Dream". In 2013 Samira relocated to Los Angeles where the band currently resides working on their upcoming album "Ethereality." Winter aspires to connect people to their inner child by making blissful, beautiful, dream pop.
Flaural
Flaural
Denver based quartet Flaural is an outfit with its eclectic roots of influence lodged as firmly in the fertile grounds of psychedelic pop as in the less-often associated soils of shoegaze, new wave, and contemporary experimental. Only seeming to look back as a means to gaze into the future, Flaural walks the tightrope that often separates originality and accessibility with uncanny ease.
Flaural is the unified sum of four equal parts. The hypnotic pulse of Nick Berlin’s kraut rock drum grooves crystalize as the backdrop atop which sprawls the band’s ethereal pop-songwriting pallet. Connor Birch’s expansive synths and keys, the unique virtuosity of Noah Pfaff’s guitar playing, and the resonant croon of Colin Johnson’s vocals over his driving bass lines all coalesce into the rare type of experimental music that warmly invite the uninitiated listener into the unknown.
Formed in 2015 the band has released two EPs. 2015’s ‘Thin King’ established the parameters for Flaural’s exploratory vision and 2016’s ‘Over Imaginary Cigarettes’ pushed further their already immense scope. Gold Flake Tapes described the latter as a “humdrum flood of sound, colour, and exquisite vision.”
The band’s rigorous tour schedule has taken it on six total tours totaling fourteen weeks and 75+ dates along the west coast and through the Midwest. The burgeoning act has shared the stage with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Thee Oh Sees, Built to Spill, Wand, Wild Nothing, Gardens & Villa, Quilt, Diane Coffee, Methyl Ethel, Mild High Club and others. Appearances at Boise’s Treefort Music Fest, Denver’s Underground Music Showcase, San Francisco’s Hickey Fest, Chicago’s Tomorrow Never Knows, and other high profile festivals have further grown the band’s national reputation.
It sometimes feels rare that a band founded on pushing boundaries is conscious of not alienating the listener. This is not the case for Flaural. Their music, in effect, feels like the spoils of a deep space exploration, brought back down to earth for all to observe. The band is currently writing and recording their debut LP rumored to be slated for release in 2018.
Thomas Waale
Thomas Waale
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com