Oakland’s LENZ was formed in 2010 by Andy Jordan, Ray Seraphin, and Kephera Moon. Once the band established its “ice-pop” sound drawn from krautrock, post-punk, and pop, LENZ released its first 7-inch with SS Records‘ Scott Soriano in 2011. Drummer Brett Eastman joined the band in 2012, and the quartet released four new tracks as a 12-inch EP on Tic Tac Totally. Moon has since left the band, and Matt Bulimore was brought on as the second guitarist. LENZ’ latest LP Ways To End A Day is out now on 1234-Go! Records. The album is available here for your streaming pleasure (via Bandcamp).
Oakland pop-rock trio Pure Bliss (Frank Ene, Sam Weiss, and Garrett Hudson) will support LENZ at the showcase. Listen to “Sun Lord” below.
Tears Club replaced Fine Steps as the show’s second opener, and have songs posted on their Tumblr page. Opening band TIARAS is the side project of Ryan Grubbs and Kyle Hoover (Ganglians), Adam Finken (Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones), Antonio Gualco (FNU Ronnies, Fine Steps), and Ryan Hansen.
Professional Fans will DJ throughout the night with records from their eclectic vinyl collection.
LENZ, Pure Bliss, Tears Club, TIARAS, ProFan DJs
July 7, 2013