Alex Napping

Alex Napping

Little Heroine, Weird Neighbors

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8:30 pm

Soda Bar

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Alex Napping
Alex Napping
Austin-based quartet Alex Napping draws from the deeply personal and the sonically groovy to create storytelling with a beat. Founded in 2013, the group includes lead singer and guitarist Alex Cohen, guitarist Adrian Sebastian Haynes, bassist Tomás Garcia-olano, and drummer Andrew Stevens.
In 2014, the band released their debut album, This Is Not A Bedroom, on Punctum Records. With a guitar-focused sound, this first release reflects nostalgia for early romance and self-discovery, drawing from collective conversations about youth and its limitations. As an expansion of the themes found in Bedroom, Alex Napping released Trembles Part I & II in 2016, a pair of expressive singles hinging on a short story composed by Cohen. Trembles caught the ear of both NPR and BBC Radio 1, earning featured spots on their respective SXSW coverage.

Mise En Place, the band's upcoming sophomore full-length, weaves together the uncertainty of adulthood with a personal desire to establish existential structure. It also marks the band's first release with San Francisco-based Father/Daughter Records. Revolving around a formative relationship, this album tells the story of Cohen's conflicting roles as both person and partner while highlighting a sophisticated, dimensional sound from the band at large. In Mise En Place, arrangements take center stage, overwhelming the guitar-centric sound that had dominated their early releases. This new band dynamic comes together articulately in the album's lead single, Living Room. Moody and honest, with tracks that express both joy and isolation, Mise En Place explores the struggle to evade traditionalism, define personal success, and balance the expectations of love.

Mise En Place comes out on Father/Daughter Records on May 5th, 2017. You can find the band somewhere between Austin and New York City.
Little Heroine
Little Heroine
Little Heroine -- a San Diego trio out to warm the cold hearts of ‘90s alt-rock-loving, cardigan-wearing curmudgeons -- mirror the shape-shifting, disorderly soft/loud dynamic of yesteryear champions like Neva Dinova and Nirvana with the goopy, gross-out music video for their new single “Emoji.”

“With ‘Emoji,’ I really wanted to deliver a no-frill punk-pop tune with our own spin,” lead singer/guitarist Michael Shannon told SoundDiego. “I’d been listening to a lot of ‘In Utero.’'

It shows. The band (which also counts Spero’s Jesse Hofstee on bass and drummer Dylan Stallard as members) seems to finally be taking shape after a few years of rotating lineups.

And with their latest single’s sloppy guitar, wretched riffage and Shannon’s quivering vocals (a tad reminiscent of Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst), “Emoji” should fit in quite solidly among your Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement catalogs. ––NBC SOUNDDIEGO
Weird Neighbors
Weird Neighbors
From the dirty basements of the midwest comes a duo so foul in indie rock influence it will have you drinking PBR until you vomit.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/