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Nacosta

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Folk

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Oct
13
Nacosta @ The Satellite

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Sep
28
Nacosta @ Electric Owl

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sep
26
Nacosta @ The Lofi Performance Gallery

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Los Angeles based band, Nacosta, channels their influences with clarity on the debut full ­length album, Under the Half Moon. That is not necessarily a bad thing, considering they are proficient in melding their numerous influences into something that, while not wholly novel, is fun to listen to and quite catchy.
The obvious things that stick out about Under the Half Moon are the references to 60’s
psychedelic rock and 90’s fuzzy noise pop. A good number of bands have grabbed hold of each
of these waves in the past few years, with varying degrees of success. At their best, those
bands can sound like a fresh take on beloved genre, and at their worst, they can sound like a
complete rip­off. What keeps Nacosta out of the latter classification is their penchant to veer into
weirder territory with their songs, via multi­instrumentation and the use of electronics to provide a
layer of atmospherics that ties the tunes on the record together into a cohesive whole. “14 Feet“
works particularly well in this regard: a glitchy drumbeat is grounded with fairly straightforward
piano licks and airy psych­pop vocals, all over a layer of trippy synth that holds it all together
during its builds and drops. “Paradise Coughs“ and “Folie a Deux“ are both a bit more upbeat,
with jangly guitars and melodies that sound like what might happen if the Beatles were
reincarnated as Pavement with samplers. That may be an oversimplification, however, it works
as a description of the band’s more sanguine sounding songs. Other tracks, like “All the Colors,”
maintain a similar pop sensibility, while also allowing the band to get a little further out there, in a
psychedelic sense. These alternating moments show Nacosta’s competence in reinterpreting
their core musical philosophies into songs that challenge the listener, but are not disconcerting.
Under the Half Moon will be a great record to put on during those early days of spring, when the
hope of sunnier days are tempered by those still­-cool evenings, the evenings that generate
happiness and thoughts of being able to shed our winter coats and let the warmth soak in once
again.

http://nacosta.com/ - Mississippi Modern


LA’s Nacosta are set to release their debut full-length album Under The Half Moon this week. The group’s debut is filled with a collection of tripped-out indie with touches of folk, 60’s style psych-rock, and hazy 90’s pop nostalgia. Each song has its own distinct mood and the overall result is an eclectic mix of tracks that combine to form a thoroughly enjoyable album.



Many bands, especially newer ones, will fall into the trap of “supporting the hook” or “complementing the chorus” in which they’ll put all their attention into the chorus and the rest of the song will simply exist as the foundation leading up to said chorus. This is not the case with Under The Half Moon and it’s one of the most pleasant surprises of the album. The intricacy placed on each instrument’s role in the song is clear. The atmospheric and trippy “Fall Apart” (which would make Jim Morrison proud) is suddenly infused with energy from creative and flourishing drum-work. Synth effects turn “14 Feet” from a slow jam into a soaring epic soundscape. Vocal harmonies provide a sunny backbone to “Folie A Deux.” The examples go on and on. This is an album that becomes more impressive the more you allow it to sink in.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how much I love the drums on this album. Far too often the drums simply provide a beat and pulse for a song, but Nacosta utilizes them to stand out, be creative, and at times take over a song. “Sit and Wait” and “Aberlina” are prime examples of percussion making your turn your head and listen up. It’s a refreshing attention to detail like this that makes this an album that deserves major success. UTHM closes on one of its highest notes, with the six minute triumph of “No Fly,” which showcases every element of what the band does well and throws it all together to put a perfect cap on the album.


Nacosta’s debut is an excellent soundtrack to a bike ride on the beach. It’s alt/indie/folk with a relaxed approach and impressive variety and attention to detail. Check out the opening track “Sit and Wait” below and visit the band’s website for more! - Groundsounds


Live in NYC: Nacosta at The Bowery Electric


As a novice to The Bowery Electric, I was both excited and anxious treading an unfamiliar bar. A casual mix of downtown cool and twenty-something nonchalance, the venue was intimate yet informal. Despite the longish walk from the subway, I found the place without a hitch. With is hot blue neon sign illuminating the Bowery, it was almost impossible to miss. Freezing, yet exuberated I approached the venue’s two doors, eventually pulling the wrong one. A dark, vaguely male figure sitting behind a high podium pantomimed a pulling motion, all the while pointing to the other door. When I got into the venue the figure materialized as a studly brunette guy in a denim jacket. He crossed my name off a list and directed me to the basement. The Subterranean staircase led to a baron candlelit bar and sunken stage area. I waited around for Nacosta, even though they wouldn’t go on for another hour or so. I sat near the bartender, taking in the boozy lay of the land.

Despite its sparse patrons, the downstairs bar was mildly upbeat. As I sipped my Whiskey neat, a tall baby-faced rapper was amidst his set. I’d come to know him as Hollywood Anderson. Accompanied by a drummer and guitarist the trio seemed old school and loose. Their straightforward hip-hop sound flirted with acoustic guitar and simple drum beats. Anderson’s unique brand of soul-folk-r&b was both refreshing and different. Even though at times his banter with the audience seemed a bit like nervous chatter, he was comfortable on stage. Eventually, Anderson would launch into an unexpectedly sandpaper falsetto, that left the audience hypnotized. I caught up with him later on, as I waited for Nacosta to take the stage. As I approached him for an interview he seemed charismatic and less nervous than he had beforehand. When I questioned him about his sound he looked me in the eye and asked “Can I use explicit language?” I told him “You can say whatever you want.” Without a beat, Hollywood Anderson answered “New pussy…But with a better bed.” He then launched into a story about his time at SXSW. “I hooked up with this girl there, and the bed was good…but the pussy was so much better. That’s how I like to describe my music. The instruments are the bed and my voice is the pussy.” As he is a Florida native, I inquired if his southern state upbringing had any bearing on his approach to music. “I grew up between the hood and the suburbs. I grew up with ratchetness and then class. My audience is my audience.” I asked if NYC fans were different than those in the south. Through a smile he answered “There is no difference. Good music is good music.” He was charming albeit confusing but seemed whip smart on the whole. There was a small blonde woman standing in back of me as I took the interview, milling about with her friends. Anderson inquired “Is she cute?” I told him she was boyish in a sexy way. He directed me to his manager and we exchanged contact information.

As the night progressed and I drank my body weight in Well-Whisky, the crowd began to grow. I questioned if it was my double vision, but conceded it was mostly tangible party-goers. Eventually, touring buddies to Nacosta, Thieves and Gypsys took the stage. Incredibly loud, I had a hard time hearing lead singer Jared “Jerry” Garcia, over the wall of sound created by him and his electrifying counterparts. Garcia had a roundness to his voice as well as an unexpectedly creamy vibrato that swirled well with the rest of the band. Despite playing for a mostly empty room, they thundered on with freight-train aggression. Sitting down with Garcia after Thieves and Gypsys’ set, he was personable and warm. “We’re a noise band” he said. “…There are a lot of undertones in our songs. It sounds like a lot more people playing.” As out-of-towners I inquired about his bands’ time in New York. “My first impression was that this place is mind blowing. This is my first time in New York and from the moment we rolled in, we got a good vibe here.” We chatted about his hometown of Santa Fe. “There’s something about the heat there and how the winds pick up. It influences our sound a little bit. I guess you could call our sound wave pop.” Garcia disappeared behind the merch table and I sat at the bar, watching whisky disappear into my gut.

It was show time for Nacosta so I perched myself near the terrace-like appendage hanging above the sunken stage. As they launched into their set my initial thought was “Wow, there are a lot of people on stage.” With three guitarists, two guys on tambourine and a drummer and a half, it was a tight squeeze. Despite all the noisemakers, Nacosta swung on cohesively. They seemed to reinvigorate the otherwise drowsy crowd. They would float into album cut “Aberlina.” Hearing it live gave it a new kind of depth. It also showcased the wiggly dance moves of front man Brandon Graham. They snuck a new song in their set that was both noisy and layered. In this particular tune, the guitar and drums seemed to meld perfectly. Despite being longish, it brought the set together. Next they drifted into “Stangers,” a less heavy tune that thoroughly displayed their dreamy, sunkissed, Cali sound. The highlight of the set came when Brandon Graham jumped from the stage and soloed uncontrollably into the crowd. Someone on the tambourine followed suit and the whole scene felt like a budding jam session. As the set closed the crowd thundered “ONE MORE SONG!” as an unexpected encore they played album single “Sit and Wait.” By the end of it, the crowd was in love. The audience would erupt into yells of admiration and Nacosta would close their set proudly.

Sharing a few drinks after their set, I chatted up Nacosta’s drummer Shane Graham. “We definitely have a West Coast sound.” He said. “We sound a little like the doors. It comes out of that Laurel Canyon scene.” I mentioned to Graham how I felt as if Nacosta was holding back in their set. “We like structured tunes, but we feed off of the audience’s reactions.” He reassured me that Nacosta ‘is not a jam band.” As brother to lead singer Brandon Graham, I wondered about their conflicts. “Yeah…we are brothers. We have disagreements. We always reconnect.” With a rotating cast of characters I inquired about their current tour lineup. Shane informed me that they “found a few folks on Craiglist” And that there is an indelible “network of musicians” on both coasts, as well as online.

As a fan of their most recent effort “Under the Half Moon” I enjoyed Nacosta’s live show, immensely. Their musicianship was rock solid and everyone in their seven man set-up gave 110%. The extra bandmates added cadence and subtly without overloading their sound. I would see them on tour again, no question.

The Bowery Electric is a fine venue, with eclectic bands and the type of casual atmosphere that will bring both the dive crowd and the hardcore snobs. As a fan of the former, I will let them fill my glass, preferably three fingers high, anytime.

For more information on Nacosta, check out Nacosta.com

For more information on Thieves and Gypsys check out thievesgypsys.bandcamp.com

For more information on Hollywood Anderson check out Facebook.com/HollywoodAndyNyc - Buzz and Howl


Tone in Georgia were a tough act to follow, but recent Daily Discovery Nacosta were up to the task. The fuzz rock quintet harkened back to both the 60s and the 90s with a textured style that merged distorted noise pop with nuanced psych-rock textures and inspired a few spin-alongs near the front of the crowd. Apparently covering a different Beatles song for each night of their June residency at Silverlake Lounge, Nacosta cemented their double-dipping vintage style with an impressive revamp of Revolver classic “She Said She Said.” - Lyynks


The dude smoking in the intro was a hard man, you can tell.

Feast your eyes on Nacosta’s “Strangers”, directed by Sheva Kafai. It’s taken from the first release in the single series, Folie à Deux b/w Strangers which is available for exactly zero pennies on their bandcamp.

I’m not sure if Ms. Kafai or the band intended the video to be haunting or not, but it really has this weird vibe of nostalgia mixed with an underlying sense that maybe things weren’t as great as you remembered. This is a stretch for some of you, I’m sure, but I honest can’t help but think of The Machinist when I see that shot of the car into the tunnel and I have no clue why. I can’t find a clip of a similar scene on Google, so maybe I’m imagining it…but the tenor of this track and such kind of add to that feeling for me.

but you’re such a clever traveling man / always been on the run / they said you was squeezed from a gun

That’s good stuff right there. Watch. - Sirens of Decay


L.A. rockers Nacosta have negotiated a lot of speed bumps since their shoegazing sounds first came on the radar in 2012. Founders and brothers Brandon and Shane Graham are now surrounded by a new lineup that includes keyboardist Christian Gibson, bassist Zac Bilson (ex-Kitten) and percussionist Pablo Orue (of Brazil’s Firefriend), for one thing. Now Nacosta is wrapping up work on its debut full-length, “Under the Half Moon,” and the first single “Aberlina” finds the band reaching for rarefied air. Soaked in more atmospherics and imbued with complex textures, “Aberlina” sounds more in league with sonic sophisticates Kiev and the Moth & the Flame than the straight-ahead nu-gazing of Nacosta’s early stages. “Under the Half Moon” is planned for a March 4 release. - See more at: http://www.buzzbands.la/2014/01/06/download-nacosta-aberlina/#sthash.sJqwI402.dpuf - Buzzbands LA


Ever wonder how to pronounce a band’s name? Thankfully, sunny Los Angeles rockers Nacosta set the record straight (it’s nuh – coast – uh”). Released March 4, Nacosta’s full-length debut Under the Half Moon combines soothing acoustic stylings with a subdued approach to textured blends of synths and fuzz rock experimentation for a best-of-both worlds between folk and psychedelia. Nacosta are this month’s residents at the Silverlake Lounge and will play free shows every Monday night with a variety of other local artists.

Stream Nacosta’s debut album Under the Half Moon below. - Lyynks


The dude smoking in the intro was a hard man, you can tell.

Feast your eyes on Nacosta’s “Strangers”, directed by Sheva Kafai. It’s taken from the first release in the single series, Folie à Deux b/w Strangers which is available for exactly zero pennies on their bandcamp.

I’m not sure if Ms. Kafai or the band intended the video to be haunting or not, but it really has this weird vibe of nostalgia mixed with an underlying sense that maybe things weren’t as great as you remembered. This is a stretch for some of you, I’m sure, but I honest can’t help but think of The Machinist when I see that shot of the car into the tunnel and I have no clue why. I can’t find a clip of a similar scene on Google, so maybe I’m imagining it…but the tenor of this track and such kind of add to that feeling for me.

but you’re such a clever traveling man / always been on the run / they said you was squeezed from a gun

That’s good stuff right there. Watch. - Sirens of Decay


“Fascinated by the chaotic point where the sprawling beauty and unrestrained wilderness of nature collides headlong with the isolating yet enticing expanse of the urban world,” Los Angeles based Nacosta was born. Combining folk and psychedelic soundscapes into a sometimes haunting, yet oddly stimulating composition, these three dudes (four on “Paradise Cough”) are in the process of releasing a double sided single each month. In December, Nacosta released the first two tracks in the single series, Folie à deux b/w Strangers (“Strangers” video to follow in a separate post later this week).

Recently I got my ears on the second set of singles, Without Limits b/w Paradise Cough.

The A-side “Without Limits” isn’t exactly a rocker, though I would not call it somber. Where needed, Nacosta raises the ante throughout, yet it takes only a cursory listen to this single to note the differences between it and it’s B-side brethren Stately verses, hazy, atmospheric guitars; this song is as much an experience as it is a listen. Rising and falling and rising again, the front-side of this release won’t leave you disappointed.

“Paradise Cough” is the true single of the pair – upbeat, even poppy, juxtaposing a ridiculously sexy guitar lead (that aforementioned psychedelic sound) and a slightly more subdued, folksy verse structure. Say one thing about Nacosta if you say anything at all, when these dudes go all in, they soar. It’s not so much the beautiful sounds that set it apart; it’s more the little flairs of craftsmanship that pop in and out of the song that really stand out in a pair of headphones. The tinkling keys, the subtly rising guitar feedback in the landscape of the track, and all of this anchored by a very steady backbone of bass and percussion. In hockey terms, that lead was sexy and Brandon Graham can sing – but those keys and that bass are that 3rd or 4th line grinding it out and wearing ‘em down, winning the game.

This particular cut has an amazingly catchy chorus, hence the reference to it being a “true single”. You will pick the words up within the first listen:

Paradise cough/it’s everything you wanted it to be/paradise cough/it’ll bring you down to your knees (and hands)

I won’t claim to know what a “Paradise Cough” is, but it sure as hell sounds good.

You can stream both tracks below, as well as download your very own free copies at the Nacosta bandcamp. They are also on Facebook.

BROUGHT ME TO MY KNEES WHEN…I think it’s more of a “what” this time, and that “what” is the absolutely-freaking-beautiful lead throughout “Paradise Cough”. Not to be confused with “Paradise City”, which I’ve also heard was a good track from the 80's. - Sirens of Decay


“In the new single from Nacosta — the first in a planned series of monthly releases — the L.A. quartet marries ’60s jangle and ’90s noise-pop to great effect. Bands such as Ride come to mind, but songwriter-guitarist Brandon Graham takes a less obvious compositional tack than a lot of the contemporary popgazers Ride inspired. Graham, along with his drummer/brother Shane, bassist Nick Tashjian and guitarist-keyboardist Kelvin Stewart, came on the radar in late 2011 with their “Wilderness City” EP and followed it in May with another, “Liquor Eyes.” Psych-rock, jazz, classic rock — they’re all part of Nacosta’s arty stew. Bonus points if you already knew that “Folie à Deux” refers to a mental condition.” - Kevin Bronson Buzzbands La


“Take,” the first single from L.A. quartet Nacosta, announces itself with a swirling, serpentine guitar riff that recalls the hazy, crazy days of the Stone Roses or the Cult. Their debut EP “Wilderness City” is not all delay and distortion, though — Nacosta also dwells in the more contemplative, acoustic shadows of psych-rock, where fear and mystery remain at arm’s length, seemingly warded off by four-man harmonies. The foursome — Cal State Northridge-educated brothers Brandon and Shane Graham, Kevin Baudoin and Brent Rowley — are working on a full-length album, and judging from “Wilderness City” their music could go, wildly, anywhere. - Kevin Bronson Buzzbands La


Nacosta is a psychedelic folk rock band from Los Angeles, CA whose music bridges a gap between Nick Drake’s fingerpicked introspection and Sonic Youth’s in your face noise collages. In September 2011, after months of recording, Nacosta self-released their debut EP, “Wilderness City,” on their own record label, Ancient Conductor Records. In March 2012, Nacosta will release their second EP and go on a southwest tour to Austin for SXSW.

Interview:

Hi guys, how are you? Tell us about your band, where did you start?

Brandon: Hey Klemen we are doing good thank you.

Shane: The band Nacosta had been around previously before I had joined, with Brandon playing with different people, although it was very different music. I joined the band back in 2009 with the common goal of wanting to play creative music that you don't hear everyday. We both shared most of the same influences such as Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Beatles, My Bloody Valentine, Autolux, Grizzly Bear, etc. With that in mind I knew that this was going to a great band and that I would really enjoy it.

Brandon: And we are brothers! Literally. We are from a suburb just north of Los Angeles, although there isn't a lot going on in our town, so we mostly play in LA and it is where most of the people we play with are.

You released your debut EP, "Wilderness City". What can you tell me about the material on this EP?

Brandon: Yeah it was nice to release that as we had most of those songs for quite some time, a few like "Blade of Grass" and "Clear" for over two years. We actually had to record the ep twice as our first sessions did not turn out good with someone we worked with, so we did the whole tracking ourselves a second time. The songs were mostly recorded at the rehearsal space we had in North Hollywood. We had to track in between crazy death metal bands, it was funny.

Shane: The first track on the EP titled "Take" was an old idea I had from a few years back in which Brandon expanded upon and helped finish the song. My original vision for the song was a shoe-gazey psychedelic song, with lots of textures and effects going on. I think we achieved that pretty well, it is definitely one of our heavier songs. The material on this EP has a nice blend of acoustic and electric songs and features some nice vocal harmonies.

Brandon: The only song that was actually new at the time was "New Magic", which actually replaced an old song we had called "UV", which we demoed but haven't released. For the songs on the cd we were augmented by Anders LaSource on keys, harmonica, percussion, mandolin and harmony vocals and Keith Ely on bass. The overall mood of the album is very atmospheric and introspective, psychedelic :)

The thing that is interesting in your music is you are a folk band, but we can also notice influences from Sonic Youth for example…

Brandon: It's interesting because we have always felt a little strange about labeling ourselves as any style in particular, yet we do so because it is easier for people to get a sense of our influences when we say psychedelic folk rock. We definitely draw a big influence from folk and acoustic music, however we draw just as much from heavier rock and shoegaze as well as jazz and electronic. I really love exploring so many different styles of music, yet no matter what I am listening to I always seem to write stuff that kind of mixes Neil Young with yeah something like Sonic Youth (my first concert) or music that mixes in all different shades of expression, dissonance and prettier stuff.

Shane: I think we both love noisy melodic pop music such as Autolux or even the Beatles for that matter. A great example of a noisy melodic player is Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead. He comes up with the most interesting parts combining noisy dirty effects with beautiful melodic lines.

In March 2012 you are planing to release your second EP. Would you like to share a few words about it?

Shane: We are very excited to release our second EP at the beginning of March. We both have grown so much as musicians since our last EP and it's very rewarding to us that our music has continued to evolve. We want to involve as many different influences and styles in our music to create something of our own. I feel that on this EP, we have branched off into different styles which have opened up new doors for us. I look forward to sharing this EP with all of you out there.
Brandon: Yes, we are recording the album with our friend Tyler Davis, who Shane went to school with. Just today we recorded the drums at this big church in Los Angeles that Tyler was able to procure. The drums sound huge in that room, Bonham-ish we hope. The ep does not yet have a name, but it will be between 3-4 songs, released on March 6th. Our first ep actually took a total of 6 months or so to record because we did a lot of it ourselves, outside of mixing and mastering. This time we are doing it in less than a month.

What are some of the future plans gu - It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine


Los Angeles natives, Nacosta is gearing up to release its second EP, “Liquor Eyes.”

Ever since the band’s fall release of its debut EP, “Wilderness City,” Nacosta has made its mark in Los Angeles, Hollywood and even at the SXSW music festival by performing at a multitude of venues in the area.

While the band stayed busy booking gigs, Nacosta spent a great deal of time at White Rose Studio, where it recorded its new three-track EP.

“We are very excited to share them,” said vocalist Brandon Graham.

“Liquor Eyes” begins with “Secret Destroyer” and a bass solo that sets the perfect psychedelic tone the band strives for. At one point, there is a cool moment in the chorus that is reflective of Muse’s music and drawn out vocals.

The guitar parts in every track create an enticing vibe that reflects the times of the 1960s and 1970s.

Nacosta’s influences, Nick Drake and Sonic Youth, are definitely prevalent in its music, but the new EP still has an organic and fresh appeal.

The title track, “Liquor Eyes,” is a beautiful song filled with several layers and textures created by the plinking of a guitar and lightness of a keyboard.

The EP ends with a track that is obviously different from the rest. “Coldwater Canyon” plays around with a more soulful groove. The band blended its ambient folk rock roots with a more modern sound.

“Liquor Eyes” will be available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Facebook on May 1 for free. - USC Daily Trojan


Flying to pastures new with a Jimi Hendrix start and swiftly moving into a tranquil rest bite of prickly edged fountain streams and rough n’ rounded bushes, the 5-man band of Nacosta dedicate their entire “Liquor Eyes” EP to the state of Los Angeles and all the crazy people who inhabit it. - Aerial Noise


Sentimental siblings Brandon and Shane Graham, the core of Los Angeles-based Nacosta, sat down with LA’s oddest radio station, Magic Monster, last week to discuss the release of their new (and absolutely free) EP, Liquor Eyes.

“It means to be hidden or withdrawn,” Brandon explains when prompted to define the band’s moniker, though even a cursory listen of Liquor Eyes reveals a heart-on-sleeve psychedelic outpouring of feeling and warmth.

Somehow Liquor Eyes manages to channel the heat of a ’70s Summer, though it’s clear these brothers are too young to have touched that decade. Even “Secret Destroyer”, the most unashamedly rocking moment, evokes a longing for simpler times - bare feet in dry grass, childhood adventure, and sexless crushes. From cover to content, themes of life-giving pollen and decaying dust permeate, dragging a hazy film over a burning sunset that turns a beach into a beautiful silver lining of an apocalypse aftermath. All of this gives way to an Indian summer that demands romance and a coming-of-age that threatens to shatter innocence or encase it in a glass prison to preserve it eternally.

Magic Monster Radio will be broadcasting their full interview with Nacosta throughout the week on the Magic Monster New Music Hour.

LISTEN TO MAGIC MONSTER’S INTERVIEW WITH NACOSTA ON MAGIC MONSTER’S NEW MUSIC HOUR

Tuesday 05/15 6:00PM PST
Thursday 05/17 1:30PM PST
Sunday 05/20 6:00PM PST
Monday 05/21 Noon PST

You can tune in from anywhere in the world either by going to http://radio.magicmonsterrecords.com/ or on itunes by selecting Magic Monster Radio under Alternative. - Magic Monster X


Nacosta return in the wake of last year’s superb 6-song EP Wilderness City with their latest, a 3-song EP called Liquor Eyes. Although they call themselves a psychedelic folk band, they quite easily cross over into the rock realm. In fact, nothing on this release could really be construed as folk music. It opens with the superb acid drenched rocker Secret Destroyer. Here again, as on their last EP, the band proves themselves masters of writing hook laden songs. But they allow their music to stray far enough into wild sonic territories to keep the psych heads interested too. The other two songs are perhaps not quite as hooky as that opener, but they still show the band in fine form. The semi-acoustic, frantically rhythmic title track showcases their lovely harmonies and the rumbling Coldwater Canyon swirls with colorful guitar licks as it builds towards quite a tasty psych freakout conclusion. The bonus here is that the band have designated this a free download, so head off to their website and grab yourself a copy! - Aural Innovations


Since about April 20th we’ve been playing Nacosta’s new EP in our mix, which dropped May 1 (man, do we love all these springtime advance copies). “Liquor Eyes” is the Los Angeles psych-rock band’s 3-track followup to their 6-track “Wilderness City” album from fall 2011.

It’s a tasty rock n’ roll endeavor with psychedelic pop sensibility, so to speak. Not sunshiny popsike… nor is it of the low-fi-garage brand of psych circulating like wildfire… or dirty blues psych… Let’s just say it’s melodic rock n’ roll dressed in psychedelic comprehension. Rock n’ roll that goes places and takes you with.

Nacosta plays The Satellite in Silverlake tonight, Wednesday May. 23, with Irontom and Dandelo. Doors at 8:30 PM, show at 9, tickets are FREE. Pay a visit to like Nacosta’s Facebook page here. - Dirty Hippie Radio


Discography

Albums:

2014 - Under the Half Moon

Singles:

2014 - Sit and Wait (Single)

2013 - Aberlina (Single)

2013 - No Fly (Single)
2013 - Paradise Cough (Single)
2012 - Folie a Deux/ Strangers (Single)

EP:

2012 - Liquor Eyes (EP)

2011 - Wilderness City (Ep)

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Bio

Los Angeles based rock band Nacosta formed in 2011 by brothers, Brandon and Shane Graham. They are a band that embraces sounds of both the past and present by pulling from rock, folk and electronic music to create their own psychedelia. In 2014, Nacosta expanded their lineup to include Jace McPartland, Marc Agostini and Ian McLaughlin and released their debut album, "Under the Half Moon," followed by a national USA tour in support of it.  They recently finished the west coast leg of their tour. The band is currently prepping for their second album.

Band Members