Moxi, fielding, The Shakes

The Wayfarer Presents

Moxi

fielding

The Shakes

Wed, June 13, 2018

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Moxi
Moxi
“Moxi mixes raw vocal talent with an ambient upbeat sound that just makes sense....this band is going places.” -Megan Harvey - Music In Press

Introducing Moxi, a Los Angeles based indie pop outfit built upon the dreamy, ethereal vocals of Anna Toy and surrounded by the moody, atmospheric keyboards of Andy Toy. Drawing on elements from pop, classic cinema, and 80's new wave, Moxi presents Anna's distinct vocals against a backdrop of dark electronic textures, innovative guitar sonics and enigmatic, dream pop melodies.

Moxi’s upcoming EP Figures Bathed in Light is produced by Emmy Award-winning songwriter Bobby Hartry and mixed by Bryan Cook (Radiohead, Beck). The six-song release is the result of a writing retreat to a cabin in the desolate mountains of Big Bear. This weekend of escapism was the catalyst for all creativity on the record. The duo's isolation during this time forced them to confront life altering experiences they faced fueling an EP filled with spiritual reflection, conquering life's demons and facing the dark as well as the light.

Title track “Figures Bathed in Light” was conceived after the couple escaped a near-fatal car crash. This life threatening experience empowered them with a wealth of creative energy and the need to create art to immortalize the new found hope they had following this encounter. Anna explains, "our inspiration comes from a myriad of sources and ideas, but the underlying themes come from our emotional response to art and life experience”. The track highlights the band's dreamy, floating quality of music and fascination with the supernatural. "Behind all the drifting soundscapes, I always build a violence and tension into the music, even if it’s not overtly present at first”, admits Andy. “In all of our songs, we bring all of these elements together in a way that is hopefully relatable and memorable because ultimately, we want people to feel understood through our music.”

Moxi’s successes to date include sharing the stage with bands such as Sir Sly, Wildcat! Wildcat and Gungor among others. Moxi has also received numerous TV placements and global favor, being featured on shows such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Young and the Restless, I Am Cait, Total Divas, and Made in Chelsea. With over a million hits on Spotify, Moxi are ready for their next endeavor with Figures Bathed In Light due for release August 18.
fielding
fielding
fielding, a critically acclaimed indie folk band, have carved their own unique niche in the Southern California music scene since 2004. Featuring the songsmithing of frontman, Eric Fielding Balmer (formerly of OC band, Plankeye), pared with multi-instrumentalist, Beth Balmer, fielding's music marries traditional rock instrumentation with delicate layers of piano, organ, strings, and accordion. The result is a distinctive sound inviting listeners to travel the spectrum between the bass-driven grooves of `90s Brit-pop and the timeless melodies of Middle-American acoustic ballads. With a wide palette of sounds and textures, their sound's identity has an enticing mystique.

fielding has delivered two albums, the self titled “fielding,” and “The Voice of Us” – a bittersweet homage to Eric’s late grandmother, Wilda McGaha. With these two collections under their belts, and multiple TV placements, the two have garnered an avid following and considerable critical praise.

In 2012, fielding laid down the first tracks on their third studio project, collaborating with CatBeach Music and producer, Bobby Hartry. This 6-song EP, "Our Side Is An Ocean" released July 9, 2013 to great reviews with songs finding placement on American Idol and The Winner Is (2013 seasons).
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com