Maudlin Strangers, Luxxe

Brave Sound Presents

Maudlin Strangers, Luxxe

Strange Names, LUXXE

Sun November 15

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Maudlin Strangers
Maudlin Strangers
Maudlin Strangers is the solo project of Agoura Hills, CA native Jake Hays. Recorded in Hays' bedroom, the debut Overdose EP started as an "opportunity to play each instrument," says Hays. "Live, I only get to play guitar and sing, so the recording process is my outlet to write and play different instruments." What can only be described as dark-indie-rock, the 4-track EP combines somber lyricism masked by light, upbeat melodies. Hays not only writes all the music, but he designs all the band's artwork as well. " The EP is just an expression of all the thoughts in my weird, creepy mind," Hays laughs. The result is an ambient yet catchy body of work with hints of MuteMath and even Pink Floyd strewn throughout.

Overdose EP will be available nationwide on January 20, 2015 via Vagrant Records.
Strange Names
Minneapolis duo Strange Names are on track to becoming the young harbingers of American next-wave funk. Combining an unabashed live energy with the rhythmic and melodic romance of late 70s & early 80s new wave, (think Kid Creole meets Echo & The Bunnymen meets The B-52s), Strange Names kicks out straightforward pop songs with meticulous care and intricacy. Liam Benzvi, raised in Brooklyn, NY, came to Minnesota for college where he met Minnesota-bred Francis Jimenez in the freshmen dorms. They began exchanging ideas for songs in late 2010, and quickly established an appreciation for each other's writing. With two EPs and a single 7" with White Iris Records (Best Coast, Electric Guest, FIDLAR), the duo has performed alongside Janelle Monae, Yeasayer, Mac DeMarco, The Walkmen, and Matt & Kim among others.
Venue Information:
Pub Rock
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257