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Therapist

Phoenix, California, United States

Phoenix, California, United States
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"Desire on ibirp my picks"


Doldrums - Anomaly
BLISS CLUB - breeze punk 2
Therapist - Desire
Miki Hahn - Eye Know (Prod. by Eyedress)
MØ - Glass
Kent Odessa - Honeymoon
How To Dress Well - & It Was U (Elite Gymnastics remix)
Cold War Kids - Miracle Mile
The GROWLERS - One Million Lovers
Kodak To Graph - Sequatchie Eve
rtpj - Spectral
Alex Calder - SUKI AND ME
Young Wonder - To You
Blue Hawaii - Try To Be
Ghibli - Vespers - ibirp


"Desire on BIRP!"

Therapist - Desire on birp! february playlist - BIRP Best Indie Rock Playlist


"Desire 5 Hot New Singles"

Therapist

Desire

With members in both Arizona and California, Therapist are already making a name for themselves in both states for their punky, funky, nu-disco sound. With nods to Gossip and the Moving Units, Therapist's new single "Desire" delivers a solid bass punch, spiked and everything. As any pop hook should, "1, 2, 3, 4" will undoubtedly get stuck in your head in the best/worst way. Also there's just something about repeating, octave-jumping bass lines that force a listener to dance. You can't help it, don't even try. Listen to and download "Desire" - Yab Yum


"Introducing Therapist"

Sounding like a resurrected LCD Soundsystem three-piece from out of the seeds planted DFA; founded in 2009 and looked after by Anthony, Marco and Suz, this exhilarating and already nurtured band are setting the pace for those all important dates across Yuma (4 May 2012), Phoenix (6 May 2012), Mexicali (25 May 2012) and Las Vegas (23 June 2012). - Matt Aerial Noise


"Live Review"

Hace una semana nos dimos a la tarea de buscar talento al azar en una tocada con la intencion de darles a conocer algo novedoso y que valiera la pena de la escena local. Encontramos mas de una propuesta llena de talento.Pero algo que verdaderamente llamo la atencion del equipo munter fue la actuacion de una banda llamada therapist.
Esta agrupacion no es en si local,pero siendo de nuestra ciudad vecina en los estados unidos, los sentimos como hermanos del circuito mexicalense.
Ellos han tocado en varias partes de california,arizona y nevada.Atrayendo nuevo publico en cada show.Es casi irresistible mover los pies y ponerse a bailar con los ritmos de la bateria,las melodias fuertes y pegajosas en el bajo,y los vocales agresivos de la unica chica rockeando con ellos.
Que mejor forma de conocer mas sobre ellos que de sus propias palabras,los dejamos con la charla entre munter y therapist. - Munter Magazine


"Heart Beats E.P"

Anthony Ramirez, integrante de Therapist, me mandó un correo para platicarme sobre su banda y la música que hacen y distribuyen de manera gratuita.

Ellos son una banda de dance-punk con integrantes de Phoenix, Arizona y Calexico, California. Su música está hecha a base de un bajo profundo influenciado por el funk, una batería rápida a contratiempo y voces femeninas. Las bandas a las que inmediatamente me remiten son PIL, The Rapture y los mexicanos de Noise Beat Propaganda (de quienes son buenos amigos y con quienes han compartido escenario).
Es rock directo a la pista de baile para moverse de la forma más extravagante posible y sin limitaciones.

Su EP se encuentra disponible en Bandcamp bajo el lema de "name your price" y no hay un monto mínimo así que pueden descargarlo sin ningún problema.

El Facebook oficial de la banda:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Therapist/189457484420435
- Musica Inclasificable


"Therapist"

Therapist is a dance-punk trio hailing from Calexico, CA. Made up of Suz on vocals, Anthony on bass and synths, Marco on drums; Therapist's electrocuting sound is energic and refreshing on a hot and sweaty summer night. Their live shows are not to be missed as Therapist electrifies the stage and gets the crowd going with their power and presence. We hit up Therapist for a little Q&A and got to learn a little more about the band that's been viciously penetrating our eardrums for a while now. -- Lizzy Rdgz - Calecia.com


"Scream Therapy"

Therapist is a three piece indie band with members Suz residing in Phoenix, AZ, and Ant and Marco, both residing in California. They are shouty post-punk dance rock practitioners, and I love that shit. Suz sings with the right amount of snark and snarl and the music is tight and angular. Blake Miller from Moving Units delivers a tasty remix of their single I Know What I Want. Download their new Heart Beats EP @ Bandcamp - name your own price!
- Silence is a rhythm too


"Therapist - Heart Beats"

Fui siempre un enemigo pedante de muchos sonidos de “actualidad”. Recuerdo el revival mediatizado de algunos pasados, liderado por The Strokes, como una incomodidad. Después lo “independiente” se convirtió en la norma y yo dejé de entender las cosas. Aparecieron, en otro momento, muchos intentos para resucitar a bandas como Pop Group, Bush Tetras y ESG que terminaron por convertirse en una aburrida masa homogénea de invasiones radiales. Ni las revoluciones del “bajo” en la electrónica, cuya punta de lanza se encuentra en Brainfeeder, me parece del todo interesante. La actualidad. A veces sospecho que he envejecido mal en relación al medio que me nutre, aunque el disco ocasional regresa con mi confianza. He dejado de entender las cosas, desde hace muchos años.

Llega, hace unos días, un correo a mi cuenta profesional, la que me destaca como un experto para hablar de asuntos musicales. Los primeros síntomas del mensaje son los de un paciente enfermo: Therapist, an indie-dance-punk band from Phoenix, AZ, Calexico, CA. Funky basslines, dancey beats and infectious female vocals. Pienso en las 123 millones de maquinaciones parecidas a lo largo de los años, en su apropiación en tiempos recientes y en el hecho de que, para estas alturas, tratamos con un lugar común tan grande que no puede ni resultar irónico en un sentido duchampiano. Veo la portada de Heart Beats, el EP prometido, y es de estilos tan sobados que puedo casi asegurar que todo está perdido.

Entonces pico “PLAY”. Se violenta el silencio de mi mañana. “I Know What I Want” es exactamente lo que espero: lo que se ha aprendido ahora como “indie” (que ha resultado en intento estético, no situación comercial), dance-punk (catálogo exacto e indescriptible sin la música) y pienso en los golpes del No Wave, el Post-Punk de finales de los setenta, en Nueva York, en los Yeah Yeah Yeah’s (creo así se llaman), en pantalones entubados, en otro cliché, en otro más, al punto risible… pienso, pues, en todo aquello que debería de pensar.

Hasta que pasan unos minutos, exploro ya la tercera pieza de Heart Beats y caigo en cuenta: la agrupación, que no entendí si era de Phoenix o de Calexico, es extraordinariamente buena. Estoy escuchando algo maravilloso por ser, justamente, un producto refinadísimo de sus lugares comunes. Son nada más seis piezas, muy parecidas una de la otra (a veces parece que es uno de estos popurrís dignos de “Siempre en Domingo”) que tocan todas las fibras rescatables de todos sus antecesores. Es agresivo, increíblemente sensual, hace mover las carnes, infectious se dice en inglés, las guitarras son lo suficientemente decadentes y distorsionadas, el asunto rítmico lo hemos escuchado (dije) 123 millones de veces, ella canta como tantas otras; todo es congruente, esencial, desgrasado, no tiene un paso en falso. Trasciende las modas, aun cuando las modas ya no sean las modas, por su elaboración perfecta.

Podía haberlo desechado con la mano en la cintura. Generalmente, por ser un enemigo pedante de muchas cosas, lo hago. Pero hay momentos en los que no se pueden negar las buenas facturas, la buena ejecución de particularidades referenciales, las operaciones libidinales del rock n’ roll más catártico y de reventones, un buen gancho rítmico acomodado. Imaginen a un grupo que suena, exactamente, como pensaron que iba a sonar – si aquello se piensa bien, es muy difícil de lograr. Por esa razón, Therapist se aparece como una agrupación digna, interesante y terriblemente divertida. - Afterpop TV Magazine


"Therapist Pounding Out Heart Beats"

Sometimes a band just comes at you out of nowhere, just lands in your lap and sometimes they become one of your new favorite bands immediately. This is the case with Therapist and there new six song EP Heart Beats. The entire affair evokes a very early 80s suffocating LA punk vibe with brilliant modern flourishes of electronica, doused in a healthy housing of darkness.

Starting off with harrowing screams, the lead-off single “In Know What I Want” immediately gets down to their infectious sound after the unsettling beginning, with big bass riffs, keyboard accentuation, pounding drums and sultry punk goddess vocals (“Ooooh, boy I want to know you, know you, so let me show you, show you…) “She Doesn’t Know” is equally monstrous in its magnitude and explosive sound, but this time there is no metaphor or entendre, it’s pretty clear and it’s pretty brilliant, it’s the perfect psychological flipside to the opener: “Every time you come, it feels like the end of the world!” By the third track, “Extreme Fever” their sound and formula is pretty clear and addictive, it certainly evokes acts like X, X-Ray Specs and the Waitresses, but it’s even sexier, the music darker, the vocals better. The title track, starting off the second half is once more ensconced in screams and approaches Patti Smith territory if she had been backed by Black Flag or Dos. This is dance punk poetry, rhythmic, hypnotic and filled with a dangerous undertone. “Suicide Box” is the next single and video from the EP and rightfully so, the toms and snare pound, the bass shakes your soul and singer Suz’ vocals are even more alluring, with lines like “You hang a noose on the edge of my beating heart, you’re better off falling in a sucide box.” Brilliant. The finale is the epic length, for them, “Downtown” which is one of the best driving songs I’ve heard in a while, it would also provide the perfect soundtrack for a cinematic bank robbery and getaway. - JAVA MAGAZINE


"Therapist @ Optical Illusions L.A show Review"

Optical Illusions when you're drunk are trippy...
"Therapist surprised everyone with an all out dance party and then we played really drunk".
- Clay TV


"Therapist on The Spec Phoenix Music Blog"

Phoenix/Calexico-based Therapist mixes groovy bass lines with grungy female vocals that are, at times, reminiscent of Gwen Stefani in the 90s. The band consists of Suz on vocals, Anthony on bass and Luis on drums.

The trio attended high school together but did not form Therapist until years later, when Anthony decided to start a band with drummer Victor Neyra. Flyers were made requesting a singer, and Suz was the right fit. Later, Victor was unable to play live shows and Luis filled in as the new drummer.

Therapist recently released Heart Beats, an EP available on Bandcamp, which features a name-your-own-price option for download. The album can also be downloaded from IndianGold Records, a small netlabel focused on digital releases.

The Spec interviewed the band about their often misread name and plans for the future, read what they have to say and listen to their tunes, after the cut…


How long have you been making music?
Suz: I have been singing for 10 years, and in a band for two years.

Anthony: I have been playing bass for six to seven years. First played bass for a punk band, later played for an alternative/experimental band.

Luis has been playing drums for eight years. Started with guitar then went on to play drums for a punk band and a indie rock band.

Who or what are your influences?
Suz: Kim Deal, Bjork, Mariah Carey and MC Lyte. As you can see my influences vary in genre. They influence me because of their quality of work, performance and style.

Anthony: MSTRKRFT, Darby Crash (The Germs), Chromeo, Liars, PNAU and most of all dance music.

Luis: Classic rock like Zeppelin, 90's rock Nirvana, Mudhoney, old school hip-hop.

How did you come up with your name?
The name was brought to us by our singer Suz. It’s a name that would make you think for a second after looking at it a few times. It’s always meant to be Therapist, as in therapy.

How did you guys meet/form the band?
Anthony: We all went to high school together. Years later, I decided to start a new band, new style. Looking for members I found a drummer, Victor Neyra, and told him what kind of beats I wanted and created some tracks. I posted up some fliers saying that I was looking for a singer and Suz replied. She liked the tracks, came for a try out and it was a match. Later, Victor wasn’t available to play live shows and Luis came in to fill in.

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?
Work on new music. Travel to different cities/countries. Play more shows and festivals.

What inspires your music?
Disco beats, electronic music, punk vibes, funky crowds and personal experiences.

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
Suz: DFA1979, Chinese Stars, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Metronomy.

Luis & Anthony: JFK , Chris Hathwell, Ethan Kath , Luke Jenner (The Rapture), Crystal Castles, John Bonham.

Why do you make music?
For entertainment. For fun and creativity process. To make all of you have a good time!
- Alexis Getscher


"New stuff, our Twelve Days of Christmas feature, festive tunes, and shortly our Best Of The Year lists and guest posts"

Therapist are an indie-dance-punk band with funky basslines, dancey beats and infectious female vocals. Check out new single I Know What I Want. - Mad Mackerel Music


"Therapist E.P Review"

If indie dance punk is your thing chances are Phoenix/California band Therapist will be right up your alley. Funky basslines, dancey beats and infectious female vocals always make for a good time, especially on the dance floor. They sent along their latest EP Heart Beats which they are offering as a name your own price option via their bandcamp and I'm digging it!

Check out a couple of their tracks "Suicide Box" and "Downtown" below and if you like what you hear you know where you can grab the rest of that. As a bonus here is also a separate single "I Know What I Want" that they are offering as a free download. Choice track! Enjoy! - Off The Radar


"Therapist Heart Beats E.P"

Heart Beats E.P Posted - Fuine


"Therapist Single/EP Review"

Bursting out of Phoenix CA come Therapist, a bouncy electro punk act who first came to our attention with the track 'I Know What I Want'. Released through Indian Gold Records, that song was very much reminiscent of the likes of Teenagersintokyo, Chaingang, and Operator Please, with the stop start jerky combo of the vocals and the bands stripped back electro punk working to great effect. This week the band releases their debut EP, titled 'Hearts Beats', featuring more of the same bass heavy electro punk vibes. - Music Liberation


"Therapist Heart Beats E.P Review"

Therapist- a 3 piece dance punk band (from Phoenix, Arizona / Calexico, California) has a lead foot. They happily push the petal down all the way to the floor boards, run red lights and smile for the traffic cams. The Heart Beats EP contain, and I do mean contain, fives stripped down frantic paced songs. Like Death From Above 1979, the music bed consists of only a bass player (Ant) and drummer (Luis). Thrashing around lyrics is Suz.

In songs like "She Doesn't Know" and "Heart Beats", Ant churns out a driving bass throughout and never lets up except to let his bass lines breath in spots. The dynamics are provided by Luis' drumming as Suz sings in over modulated screams and yelps. You can't help but move to the sonic energy. The sound is raw and unscripted even though I am sure every down beat is planned perfectly. Despite being drenched in a punk mix these are well crafted songs and Suz has a captivating quality to her vox. "Suicide Box" - "Downtown" seem to be compendium pieces. On both tracks, the distortion on Suz's vocals are pulled back and more produced revealing a different more refined quality. Luis' high hat work and Ant's trance dance bass line edge these tracks into punk mirror ball rave land (that is until Therapist gleefully fall back into full punk mode at the end of "Downtown"). Heart Beats EP by Therapist is a tasty dance punk treat leaving me hungry for more.

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Adler Bloom
- AP American Pancake


"Therapist @ Makeout weird"

Makeout Weird at the Whistle Stop showcases San Diego’s unique subculture of experimental, punk, and dance music with visuals by curator Monsterpussy.

“Therapist, an electronic-dance-punk band, have come out of the desert's sweltering heat to bring San Diego their hot beats,” Monsterpussy writes. “These out-of-towners have got something to say and they've come all the way from Phoenix, AZ / Calexico, CA - so you better listen up! A fresh video is planned for their performance which is expected to be the portal out of pop-culture! - San Diego Reader


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Therapist are already making a name for themselves in both states for their punky, funky, nu-disco sound. With nods to Gossip and the Moving Units, Therapist's new single "Desire" delivers a solid bass punch, spiked and everything. As any pop hook should, "1, 2, 3, 4" will undoubtedly get stuck in your head in the best/worst way. Also there's just something about repeating, octave-jumping bass lines that force a listener to dance. You can't help it, don't even try. -Yabyum AZ

Sometimes a band just comes at you out of nowhere, just lands in your lap and sometimes they become one of your new favorite bands immediately. This is the case with Therapist and there new six song EP Heart Beats. The entire affair evokes a very early 80s suffocating LA punk vibe with brilliant modern flourishes of electronica, doused in a healthy housing of darkness. - Mitchell Hillman Java Magazine

If indie dance punk is your thing chances are Phoenix/California band Therapist will be right up your alley. Funky basslines, dancey beats and infectious female vocals always make for a good time, especially on the dance floor. They sent along their latest EP Heart Beats which they are offering as a name your own price option via their bandcamp and I'm digging it! - OFF THE RADAR

Poda haberlo desechado con la mano en la cintura. Generalmente, por ser un enemigo pedante de muchas cosas, lo hago. Pero hay momentos en los que no se pueden negar las buenas facturas, la buena ejecucin de particularidades referenciales, las operaciones libidinales del rock n roll ms catrtico y de reventones, un buen gancho rtmico acomodado. Imaginen a un grupo que suena, exactamente, como pensaron que iba a sonar si aquello se piensa bien, es muy difcil de lograr. Por esa razn, Therapist se aparece como una agrupacin digna, interesante y terriblemente divertida. -AFTERPOP TV

Therapist Dance-punk band from Phoenix /Calexico well known to be in the Mexicali,Mexico music scene border of Calexico. Toured to places like Los Angeles, San Diego , Las Vegas , Mexico .Headlined for Sticky Fingers in Phoenix ,Az. Have toured with L.A band Moving Units ,shared stage with bands like The Growlers, Abigails,Unstoppable Death Machines, Maniqui Lazer (members of All Leather ) (DIM Mak Recs) , Innerds ( members of the locust ) , Batwings Catwings , COSMOPOLiTAN and various others.

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