The Paranoyds

The Paranoyds

Moaning, Dear Boy

Thu, March 23, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Pomona, CA


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Paranoyds
The Paranoyds
Four-piece from Los Angeles
punk wing dong gaze porn pop cop chop proto shoes progs clogs hogs fuzzy wuzzy soaked hugs and slugs
What do you get when you take three twenty-something dudes who grew up together in the San Fernando Valley and position them firmly in the vast LA metropolis? You get a band with a sound that starkly deviates from their teenage musical sensibilities, one that is more honed in and inviting of different genres, instrumentations, and influences, and a name that perfectly conveys that sound: Moaning.

Moaning comprises members of the now-defunct local punk act Moses Campbell, but the group wanted to be received as an entirely new entity. Moaning is recording their first LP and has released two singles on their Bandcamp page, “Misheard” and “The Same,” which have this fuzzy roughness to them that is complemented by Solomon’s world-weary vocals and the group’s down-tempo instrumental arrangements. Those songs have garnered buzz for the band on websites such as Noisey and Stereogum.

-Jillian Goldfluss, LA Music Blog
Dear Boy
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 Rebel 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, 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, Merchandise). 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. "'Hesitation 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 unreleased take on "The Ghost in You" by The Psychedelic Furs.

Dear Boy recently finished up work on their 2nd EP, reuniting with producer Doug Boehm, due for release in the Summer of2016. The video for the first single "Local Roses" premiered on FLOOD in March.

"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 especially 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 upon [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 tome 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.

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Venue Information:
228 W 2nd St
Pomona, CA, 91766