Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Oakland's 1988 caught our ear with their spooky, distorted, synth-heavy pop. 1988's Luis Gutierrez tells me they've been working on a ton of material, and luckily they've asked us to share their first video for the previously unreleased track "Feria", which was entirely shot, directed, and edited by members of the band, with a special guest appearance by Mr. Pickles, a dog.. The video stays true to their creepy-yet-fun DIY vibe their recordings have expressed, and somehow has both a lot going on and nothing going on at the same time.. Like most 1988 songs, it's sung in Spanish and [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Tags: |

Get To Know: 1988

From its beginnings as a bedroom project fronted by Luis Gutierrez, 1988 has since grown into a 5-piece band with a couple of albums, hundreds of unreleased songs, and a pair of June shows. The 1988's music is dark, murky, and oh so spooky. But somehow, it retains a serenity and is simply pretty at times. "We started wanting to write horror sound tracks and then kinda morphed into a mutant pop band," explains Gutierrez, who is also a member of Religious Girls. "It's Nahuatl horror pop." The reverb heavy lyrics are sung mostly in Spanish, making them even more intelligible [...]

By |June 10, 2016|Tags: |
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