The Maccabees

The Maccabees (10:00 PM)

Dear Boy (9:00 PM)

Wed, October 7, 2015

8:00 pm

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The Maccabees - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Maccabees
Formed in 2003, the five piece from South London (singer Orlando Weeks, bassist Rupert Jarvis, guitarists Felix and Hugo White and drummer Sam Doyle) are enjoying a year full of career highs.

Their third studio album ‘Given To The Wild’, a sprawling masterpiece of distorted pop, psychedelia and soulful guitar soundscapes was a top five hit in the UK and includes a string of hit singles in ‘Pelican’, ‘Feel To Follow’ and ‘Ayla’.

As well as garnering commercial success with gold certified sales, ‘Given To The Wild’ was also a huge critical success on release and more recently was nominated as one of the albums of the year in the prestigious Mercury Music Prize Award.

Following on from their acclaimed debut ‘Colour It In’ which included fan favourites ‘First Love’ and ‘Precious Time’ and the progressive sound of their 2010 sophomore release ‘Wall Of Arms’, ‘Given To The Wild’ is the band’s most adventurous work to date.

Recorded in their London rehearsal space – that they later discovered had been previously christened ‘The Drugstore’ by its former owners The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Given To The Wild’ has gone from humble beginnings to being performed at sold out shows at London’s historic Alexandra Palace, Brixton Academy and a memorable headliner performance at Reading & Leeds Festival.

Taking sonic inspiration from a disparate collection of musical peers such as The Stone Roses, Kate Bush, The Clash, Talk Talk and David Bowie, critics and fans alike recognise that The Maccabees are in the prime of their musical lives and have made what many consider to be the album of 2012.
Dear Boy - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Dear Boy
Bitter-sweet alternative rock with roots in both post-punk and 90‘s British guitar pop.

Born in Los Angeles, Dear Boy wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. Tracked by Chad Bamford (Spiritualized) and mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, Black Re-bel Motorcycle Club), the DEAR BOY EP was released in September, 2013. Propelled by the single "Oh So Quiet,” Dear Boy built a devoted live following, headlining local venues such as the Troubadour and The Bootleg Theater, along with performances at SXSW 2014/15 in Austin, TX and a national tour supporting Kitten. They've also sup-ported national acts such as The DMA’s, The Dears, Cloud Nothings, Ash, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Maccabees, Peter Murphy, NO, Meg Myers, Fenech Soler, X-Ambassadors, INVSN and Night Terrors of 1927.

August 12th, 2014 marked the release of the newly recorded single, “Hesitation Waltz,” produced by Doug Boehm (Girls) & mixed by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Wire, Mer-chandise). Recorded in part at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, the anthemic “Hesitation Waltz” affirms “their new band identity by injecting some Anglo-phile-friendly edginess into their pop grandiosity” according to BuzzBands LA. "'Hesita-tion Waltz’ is about the impossibility of reconnecting," the band admits. "Before every fall, there is a moment that you take for granted. This song lives in that moment.”

September 11th, 2015 saw the release of the band's first international 7" via Easy Hell / Manimal Vinyl, with "Hesitation Waltz" sharing the disc with Dear Boy's previously unre-leased take on "The Ghost in You" by The Psychedelic Furs.

Dear Boy recently released their sophomore EP “Parts of a Flower” on August 5, 2016, reuniting with producer Doug Boehm. The video for the first single “Local Roses” pre-miered on FLOOD.

"Since their 2013 self-titled debut EP, LA’s Dear Boy have shown a knack for anglophilic melodies and a bright, buzzy brand of alt-pop that seems like it’s been preserved espe-cially for us since the early Clinton years." - Flood Magazine

"'With shimmering guitar lines that sparkle over the track like the sun setting into a lake and the rich emotional draw of vocalist Ben Grey, "Local Roses" hits all of the sonic and atmospheric sweet spots that will make every kid who grew up on [The Cure's] Disintegration melt into a puddle of warm nostalgia. We want to hear more ASAP." - Baeble Music

“You know when you really like a new band, and then you see them for the first time live, and then you like them even more? Well that just happened to me when I saw Dear Boy for the first time…” - Aaron Axelsen/LIVE 105

Dear Boy is Ben Grey (vox/guitar), Keith Cooper (drums), Austin Hayman (guitar) and Nils Bue (bass).

Dear or Die.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change