Russian Synthpop x Italian Darkwave x Ambrosial Electro? Sold x Served. Enough said.
Pompeya, JoyCut, Kauf, and Channel One B2B Justin CornwallLos Globos (3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California) Map it $8
Downtown Lobby presents an evening of seductive sounds, both homegrown and trans-Atlantic. Russian synthpop quartet, Pompeya, headline the night with self-admitted “unabashed pop music” that has not only won them comparisons to established acts like Holy Ghost! and Cut Copy, but has also garnered attention from the likes of Felix Da Housecat, Fred Falke, Jimmy Edgar, and Psychemagik, all of whom had a hand in the production of Pompeya’s “Tropical Remixed” LP. From Moscow to Bologna, Italy’s Joycut sets the stage with a mesmerizing blend of darkwave and post-rock that won them opening slots on tours with The Editors, Art Brut, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and Sebadoh. In addition to sourcing percussion from found objects discovered in the urban landscape, it should be noted that the trio has launched a campaign, entitled “Ghost Trees Forest,” that’s committed to environmental and planetary sustainability; not only is their album made with 100% biodegradable material and recycled products, but the band also exclusively records in solar-powered studios. Opening for their European counterparts are Kauf and Channel One B2B Justin Cornwall – the latter’s vinyl-spinning antics have warmed up dancefloors alongside Joakim, Penguin Prison, Mario Cotto, SONNS, and Magic Touch, while the former, Kauf, is set to change the game with his ambrosial electronic music that sounds like it was sourced from somewhere distant, summoned from the aether.
Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA
$8 advance $10.00 at the door