Parade Of Lights

The Wayfarer Presents

Parade Of Lights

tiLLie, Loud Forest

Sat, October 6, 2018

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Parade Of Lights
Parade Of Lights
Best known for the title track to their 2015 debut Astralwerks album, “Feeling Electric,” which was featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 16 game, Los Angeles-based alt-electro band Parade of Lights have toured extensively throughout the US as a headliner and supporting act for artists such as Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Awolnation, and Fitz & The Tantrums. Their song “Golden” from the album has been featured in TV promotional spots for the Super Bowl, Olympics, Oscars, and Grammys along with numerous TV shows and commercials.

Formed in 2010 by singer/guitarist Ryan Daly and drummer Anthony Improgo, PoL added keyboardist Michelle Ashley in 2013 and signed with Astralwerks later that year after their independent single “We’re the Kids” garnered top 10 spins at SiriusXM’s Alt Nation.

In 2017, PoL released the singles “Touch” and “Victorious” and dropped another new song, “Tidal Waves”, in January 2018. Their most recent EP, “Human Condition Part 1” (released May 14, 2018) is their fourth multi-song release following “Feeling Electric,” 2014’s “Golden” EP and their debut 2012 independent EP “Born to Live, Born to Love.”

“Human Condition Part 1” contains the song “Inside My Head,” which is featured in season 2 of the acclaimed Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The band’s song “Tangled Up” is also featured in the show and on the season 2 soundtrack.
After catching the ear of Machine Gun Kelly + Kevin Lyman (creator of Warped Tour) during a sold out acoustic performance in Los Angeles in December of 2016, the upward spiral of multi- instrumentalist and songwriter tiLLie cannot be stopped. Her infectious songs might seep into your head but this self-proclaimed “anti-pop star” transcends the predisposed boundaries + limits of the genre with her diy + hands-all-over approach. With her collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly amassing over 250k plays, a run on Vans Warped Tour summer 2016 + a song on KUNGS’ (UMG) debut record, tiLLie’s takeover is only just beginning. The third single of a three part series, “Good Song”, is out now.
Loud Forest
Loud Forest
The music of Loud Forest is an artistic, emotional approach to rock shot through with everything from alternative to folk to gospel to shoegaze. Add then tender lyricism and the clean fluidity of
modern pop production.

If Loud Forest’s music can be called pop, a four-letter word for artists after purity, it is only in its
likeability, its warmth, its tidy edges. Here is then pop imbued with love and artisanship.
The love pours in from founders and mainstays, Bernard and Rachel Chadwick, a husband-and-
wife duo. Theirs is an enviable creative relationship built around making more of themselves and the
world through their collaboration.

The art arrives from the band starting as an excuse to play gallery openings while Bernard was
earning his MFA at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. It was a way for rock to run into art
and art to run into rock, or, the exact purpose of their music.

Doused in indie credibility from years of self-releases, homemade microphones and hosting
shows in their experimental art space in Pasadena, it is easy to call up like souls in their influences
Arcade Fire, The Pixies, Sonic Youth and Spoon.

The band’s recent incorporation of pop sensibilities comes from a partnership with co-writer and
drummer, Steve Wilmot (OneRepublic), with support from their label, New York-based AntiFragile

In their writing, Bernard comes in direct and minimal, Rachel abstract and experimental. The
fusion of their individual sounds is then built out by a marauding group of likeminded family and friends
entering their space with voice and instrument to create the band’s often ruckus, danceable soundscapes.

The couple met in the cloud forests of Costa Rica as teens. Both were by chance visiting from
their native California. Bernard played Rachel a song, Rachel tuned Bernard's guitar and Bernard tried
the song again. Then came marriage, two daughters and always more music.

Loud Forest endures past pop’s usual events of finding the dream girl or losing that lover. As a
couple who caught their love young, Bernard and Rachel sing what they know: leaning into the life-giving
challenges of a union, the sometimes resulting cravings of independence and the thousands of points in a relationship where courage and fidelity are called upon again sweetly by two powerful voices.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627