Long Live Logos
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Long Live Logos

San Diego, California, United States | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
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Sometimes you just need to see a little live music on a Friday night, and without much on the concert schedule this weekend (The Music of Led Zeppelin - A Rock Symphony! Smashmouth!) I found myself at Chyro Arts in Scottsdale to see San Diego's Long Live Logos. Turns out, they played a delighful set at the art space/dry concert venue for a chilled out crowd that made itself cozy on the room's couches while the band shared their brand of slick, mellow, piano-pop.

The four-piece might not have a lot of buzz right now, but I hear a lot of potential in their songs. "Let's Kiss Again" starts off with playfully off-kilter vocals and the "all bad things come to an end" refrain seems legitimately epic when it hits. Near the end they borrow a few lines of Burt Bacharach's "What The World Needs Now," which lends it a familiar, immediately endearing quality. "Give Us Hope," sounded particularly great live, as did the synthy "Little Monster and Me," the title track of the band's EP. "I Told You Not To Go There," sounds like a Grey's Anatormy soundtrack song -- I mean that as a compliment -- as Simple Minds-style keys introduce the piece, which broods as it builds to a triumphant chorus. The "dayooo, dayooo" at the close provides, perhaps, the first evidence that last year's much-hyped, Vampire Weekend-led Afro-pop trend had some lasting influence. - Phoenix New Times


Discography

"Little Monster and Me" "Let's Take a Walk" "Be Excellent To Each Other"

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Long Live Logos consists of siblings and close friends, all of whom reside in San Diego County. Danny Castro (29), Ismael Castro 28), Sam Castro (25), Miguel Ramirez (29), Ivan (24) grew up in Escondido where they were introduced to church music at a young age. The Castro's father, Pastor Jorge
Castro, had his sons playing in the church worship group before they
could even drive.
They have individual influences that span a wide range of genres including
U2, The Clash, Todd Rundgren, The Flaming Lips, The Band, ELO, Alicia Keys,
Los Tigres Del Norte, Daft Punk, Rick James, and Michael Jackson.
Long Live Logos has opened up for bands such as Neon Trees, mewithoutYou, Foster the People, Young the Giant, The Cold War Kids, Delta Spirit, and Meg and Dia.
They have two available albums, Be Excellent To Each Other and Let's Take a Walk
Recently, they've been working with such influential producers as Scott McKay Gibson (Scarlet Johansson, MuteMath)Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins and Pete Yorn) and Shaun Cornell (Transfer). You can purchase the newest album, Let's Take a Walk (the album Brad Wood worked on) on iTunes and Amazon.