UPDATE: VOTING IS NOW OVER. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY, JULY 1ST AT 9pm ON KAT’S LOCALS ONLY SHOW.
We’ve narrowed down the 10 best submissions in Cabo Wabo’s Your Shot To Rock contest, now it’s time for you to vote for your favorite.
Get to know the band and listen to the track below. If you like what you hear, hit the Facebook “like” button above or to the right of the main photo. The band that collects the most “likes” will open the KROQ Locals Only stage at Lobsterfest, be featured on KROQ.com, and come in to the KROQ studios to record an interview and live session!
Band name: Love Darling
Names of current members: Shay Magro – Vocals, Guitar, Mike Wolpe – Bass, Keys, Guitar, Christian Trujillo – Drums, Percussion
Home town: Los Angeles, CA
Years together: about 2 years
Mike: Composer/Music Production/Assassin for Hire
Shay: User Experience Designer for Web & Mobile / VO Artist / Music Production / Ping Pong Ninja
Christian: Studio Musician/ Interior retail design / Soccer Enthusiast
We describe our sound as: “Subsonic bass + swirly organ synths + cosmic crunchy guitars + dreamy vocals = yes, please and thank you.”
OR “indie/electro/pop” OR Like bathing in the tears of joy from an indie pop unicorn…
Official Site: www.lovedarlingmusic.com
Public email address for booking shows: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next live appearance: Next live show will be our Love Pong Broadcast in July with Whitney and Sara from The Real L Word as guest hosts. Then after that we will be having our album release show in August at Hemingways in Hollywood…check our website http://www.lovedarlingmusic.com for more details!
Favorite show we’ve played and why:
Mike – Not sure. LA pride show? Cinespace? Viper Room?
My personal favorite was the LA Pride show because of the great stage, sound system, light show, crew & crowd. It was a great, fun experience and I felt like our performance was one of our best!
Shay – Yeah, I agree with Mike about the Pride show – that was a great time with Macy Gray, but the show at MJ’s for valentines day was also pretty good. Solid stage, it sounded amazing, the crowd was off the chain…
Mike – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, M83, Muse/Dead Weather
Shay – Bjork, Beck, Muse
We made this song in: This song, as well as all of the songs on our new album, The Occupant Theory, were produced in our split-level garage studio during excessive solar flares, eclipses and strange, other worldly radio transmissions. We tried to document as much of the recording process as possible…check out our video blog on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/HotLites
We’d love to open up for: The Black Keys, Linkin Park, Yeah yeah Yeahs, Imagine Dragons, Metric, Garbage, AWOL Nation, Florence and the Machine, Incubus, Foo Fighters
Bio: The members of Los Angeles-based trio, Love Darling, dig into the emotional spectrum between seductively intimate and aggressively passionate, with skillfully crafted layers of distorted organs, saturated synths, jagged guitars and bombastic, pulsing drums beneath hypnotic and distinctly soulful female vocals. Love Darling’s songs possess a stirring sonic scope fittingly reflected in singer Shay’s introspective lyric, “and who are you? A whisper, a drop kick, the feeling blue?”
The mad-scientist minds of Shay Magro (vocals/guitar), Mike Wolpe (bass/guitar/keys) and Christian Jovanny (drums & percussion) collided in 2010 to create Love Darling. The details remain a bit fuzzy, but they collectively recall fitful memories of late night diners, pawnshops, imaginary friends, fortune tellers and a haunted love-tester machine.
Following up their first two self-released EPs, including Sunshine Dust, which was recorded by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor) and featured on Showtime’s premiere series, The Real L Word, Love Darling are currently preparing to release their first full-length album, The Occupant Theory, for release in August 2012. The band explains, “it shall be made of shiny black vinyl and contain subliminal messages intended to inspire unusually surreal and salacious dreams.”