Battle Tapes

Battle Tapes

Lean, Brother, Sister

Mon · October 9, 2017

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

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Battle Tapes
Battle Tapes
Los Angeles-based quartet Battle Tapes craft electronic rock that blends the synth-heavy nu-rave sounds of the late 2000s with the poppiest and most accessible of what Depeche Mode and Justice have to offer. Formed in 2010, the band comprises vocalist/guitarist/programmer Josh Boardman, keyboardist/vocalist Riley Mackin, bassist Stephen Bannister, and drummer/percussionist Beak Wing. The four technophiles cite Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Soulwax, T. Rex, and
Daft Punk as just a few of their influences, which plays into their meticulously programmed live show and cross-genre style. Their first output arrived in the form of the 2011 extended single Sleepwalker, which they followed with the five-song EP Sweatshop Boys. Their debut LP was issued in 2015. Polygon featured the singles "Belgrade" and "Valkyrie" as well as "Solid Gold," featuring Party Nails' Elana Bell Carol. In 2017 they released the Form EP, featuring
"Last Resort & Spa" and "No Good."

Battle Tapes have been featured on radio stations KCRW and ALT 98.7. Various movie trailers, TV shows, and video games. Including ‘Girls’ (HBO), Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar games), Lucifer (Fox), Now You See Me 2 (Summit) & Need for
Speed 2015 (EA Games)
LEAN is a collaboration between two session musicians, writers and producers Stephen Johnson and Kyle McCammon. The pair met as hired guns on a recording session and their partnership grew from there. Between the two of them they’ve performed with the likes of Banks, Sam Dew, Doe Paoro, Ofelia K and Josiah & the Bonnevilles. Their last single 'Come
Back' was premiered on NYLON who said it is a “catchy new track that is anything but overly sweet. “Come Back” is a shimmering summer tune with a darker edge. Their sound can be
described as dream pop or make out rock.” If you listened closely, you might have caught their song Lucid Dreams in TBS’ Search Party last winter.

LEAN will release a full length LP, YEARS, in the coming months, which was written and recorded at their studio in East LA (Lean-To Studios). Of their upcoming LP, Kyle says, “I had this concept to make a bunch of 90's hip hop beats and then try to build indie rock songs on top of them. With Stephen’s ear for hooks it came together effortlessly.”
Brother, Sister
Brother, Sister is a progressive rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Drawing on influences like Deerhoof, Os Mutantes, Grizzly Bear, the Beach Boys, Van Dyke Parks, and Dirty Projectors they offer a unique brand of heavy baroque-pop.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012