NATIVE AMERICA & CADDYWHOMPUS

Psyko Steve Presents

NATIVE AMERICA & CADDYWHOMPUS

PRO TEENS, DENT

Mon, April 13, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

NATIVE AMERICA
NATIVE AMERICA
Native America is a rock & roll trio from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band, comprised of Ross Farbe (guitar/vocals), Ray Micarelli (drums) and John St. Cyr (bass/vocals), has evolved from Farbe's dorm room recording project to deliver their first proper studio LP, Grown Up Wrong, via Inflated Records (Oberhofer, Ava Luna, Zula) on November 18. After releasing Dancing About Architecture with Park The Van Records, self-recording last summer's Bad Weed / But Still Weed EP, and touring heavily over the past few years, Grown Up Wrong finds them in peak form. Recorded with engineer Chris George at NOLA's the Living Room, the album is a triumphant leap forward for Native America, infusing this young three-pieces' gift for easygoing songwriting with textured production that provides the record with simplistic nuances and gorgeous tape warmth.

Native America's music is as much a product of current indie rock (Ariel Pink, Deerhunter) as it is 60's pop (Beatles, The Kinks) and classic New Orleans soul records (Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey). When asked about the origin of their band name, frontman Ross Farbe explained, "I was thinking about the heritage of the music I wanted to create, and how rock and roll originated in America. It's a joining of cultures and influences that could only happen in our young, strange country." They're a group of old souls in modern times, offering a blend of the familiar with a distinctly new approach. The songs on the new full-length are instantly memorable, yet new and unpredictable, as they warp through various eras of musical influence. It offers a deep variety of effortlessly feel good nostalgia with dynamic flourishes, shifting through infectious melodies at every twist and turn. Grown Up Wrong is the perfect end of summer record, where the relaxed nature of Native America never ends, bringing the heart of New Orleans to the world -- one hook-filled pop gem at a time.
CADDYWHOMPUS
CADDYWHOMPUS
New Orleans duo that classifies itself as "noisy technical pop rock."
PRO TEENS
PRO TEENS
Andy - Guitar/Vocals
Isaac's brother - Bass
Michael - Synth/Keys/Guitar/Vocals
Matthew - Drums
DENT
DENT
Josh John - Jeff Taylor - Bryan Ohkura

"Needless to say, Dent has my rapt attention for everything it does from here on out. This is some of the craziest, most experimental fun music that I've heard in a while, it somehow holds up as pop, but it is way out on the fringe, in the best lo-fi way possible. "1996" literally sounds like it came from 1996 -- think Pavement and Sebadoh mixed with Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd. I'm not kidding. The other side of the single is the equally fascinating "Shift," which is psychedelic pop in a Flaming Lips way. This music makes me dizzy and I expect to see trails at any moment. These two songs have made this entire week worth living for; I simply can't get enough of Dent." - Mitchell Hillman, Phoenix New Times
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/