Katie Day is a midwest born, Los Angeles-based musician and producer whose songs about the Chicago Cubs have earned her countless on-air media spots, including WGN’s popular morning news program. Her work has been featured on Daytrotter, MTV’s Real World, ESPN, Spotify’s New Music Friday, and more. On her third EP, No Turning Back, Day poignantly channels the political frustrations of the past three years into four dreamy indie pop anthems that are as inspiring as they are contagious.
Suzanimal is a psychedelic pop project from San Francisco singer, songwriter and bassist Suzanne Galal. Inspired by her love of the Talking Heads, Sylvan Esso, and LCD Soundsystem, Galal picked up a bass guitar for the first time in 2014, at the age of 30, and began writing songs soon after. The result is Body. Recorded at San Francisco’s legendary Hyde Street Studios, it’s an ambitious and surprisingly confident EP of groove-driven tracks, all topped by Galal’s seductive yet light-as-air vocals. A Suzanimal show is designed to make you lose yourself to the rhythm -- with just enough of the unexpected to keep you on your toes ‘til the afterparty.
Surf Bored was conceived in the hot, sticky Athens, GA summer of 2013 out of a need for evolution and migration. Singer T.J. Mimbs sought a departure from the jangly, indie-pop tunes of his former band, The District Attorneys, in favor of a looser, stouter style. After writing and recording demos for two songs that would eventually make it on to Surf Bored’s debut album, The Rehearsal, Mimbs discovered that hints of surf rock were creeping into the fold.
In the fall of 2013, Mimbs relocated from the comfort of his Athens indie rock roots to the uncertain waters of the San Francisco Bay Area. Already knowing locals Daniel Blum (drums) and Jeremy Lyon (bass), both of the Tumbleweed Wanderers, Mimbs set about looking for guitarists keen on playing long and loud -- and quickly lit upon Avi Vinocur (Goodnight, Texas) and Chris Tye (Vandella).
With all but Mimbs involved in other touring bands, Surf Bored congealed into a home base for each musician -- an outlet for experimentation, and a reminder of why they began playing music in the first place. Surf Bored is an avenue for escaping the harsh realities of adulthood -- a celebration of carelessness, however fleeting. Surf Bored stares life in the face and offers a sardonic smirk.