LA’s formed in 2009 after Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall met at a DJ night and connected over their obsession with analog synthesizers and the shadowy, sultry, untamed expressions of underground electronic music. Their early collaborations paired Patricia's delicate vocals and introspective lyrics with Ian's solo sketches. Soon they moved on to writing music together, building songs from wild, improvised sessions in Ian's home studio. Their genre blurring brand of voltaic pop draws inspiration from a spectrum a sources including krautrock, synth wave, and techno.
SM released their sophomore album, Lenses earlier this summer. An album of thumping beats and tidal waves of lush synth, Lenses bottles the ecstasy of seasons changing and falling in love will, washing over you with infectious energy. Experiencing this live is the perfect way to spend a hot summer night.
Get down to the Garden Bowl tonight at 10pm, no cover.
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