A city full of transplants, and yet all four members of Niantic are from the Los Angeles area. We grew up right here, in the thick of it, watching people and ideas and flavors of the month come and go.
So we transplanted styles. The goal is impossible -- a sonic architecture, a diversity of borrowing, from all periods and approaches to great music. Different approaches to technical mastery -- or sometimes lack thereof. A relentless focus on arranging, musicianship, and performance.
Every song tells a story, has words and melodies to get lost in. On stage you won't want to look away. On record hopefully it'll be like anything good you put on -- you'll call your friends in from the other room and say "you've gotta hear this".
What does the name mean?? It's an Indian tribe from Connecticut. Ryan found it on a street sign in San Diego and it's a pretty name. You can pronounce it with a hard I if you want to. We're probably concentrating on not sucking and not correcting your language.
But if you do find yourself intrigued, bring your friends, come see us live.
Michael Castro - Bass, keyboards, technical know-how, being tall, drinking, smoking
Chris McCartt - Drums, also smoking, also drinking, also drums, also singing, heavy artillery.
Ryan Trask - Bass, screaming, also drinking, guitar abuse, lead singing
Alex Stensel - Bass, Guitar, VOX, drinking rum.
untitled new project (winter 2013)
3-6 track studio EP, niantic.bandcamp.com
Gaviota (winter 2012)
5 track studio EP niantic.bandcamp.com
That Freaky Deaky Lotus Flower Ish
[live at the Viper Room 8/31/11] (2011)
5 track live EP soundcloud.com/niantic/sets/viper083111/
5 track demo niantic.bandcamp.com
tracks also available at niantic.bandcamp.com
50-60 original song repertoire, 600-700 song back catalog available upon request for solo performances etc.
covers available either on request or as a surprise. usually post punk or sped up post2000s independent alt country songs. or our drummer gets us drunk and does his zach condon impression... you've been warned
There are no upcoming dates at this time.