Lost Lake Presents
Cullen Omori + The Gloomies
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 16 and over
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Cullen Omori knows it’s a false cliche to say there are no second acts in American lives, but after the 2014 breakup of his acclaimed band the Smith Westerns, living that cliche was his greatest fear. His solo debut New Misery, out March 18 on Sub Pop Records, is a direct challenge to that anxiety: an album that goes beyond the glam punch of the Smith Westerns to new sounds, new sources of inspiration, and greater self-awareness.
“I had this overwhelming feeling that perhaps the apex of my life both as a musician and as an individual would be relegated to five years in my late teens/early 20s,” says Omori, who was launched into the music industry when the Smith Westerns, who started in high school in Chicago, became fast-rising indie stars. “This fear really forced me to work hard as to not see the Smith Westerns as an end but as a point along a bigger trajectory.”
To put it simply, The Gloomies were created out of bits of dust ... an infamous chthonian hellhole that should have been wiped off the map far before it reached the listeners ear. The Southern California duo understands the importance of feeling alive amongst the darkness of broken and vivid realities that encompass the dualities of human interaction. The Gloomies' Andy Craig creates a meteoric sound that instills both the hypnotic vibe of Southern California beach days and the grungy jazz that infiltrate the streets of New York City. The ominous, yet, catchy melodies provide a moody atmosphere for any listener. Their popularity began to rise in the end of 2015 with the single, DzLSDdz, and release of the EP DzBlackoutdz in 2016. Growth continued in 2017 with the release of their latest single DzSpacedz featuring Madeline Follin of NYC indie-pop duo Cults. Front man Andy Craig and drummer Chris Trombley began their music career together when they met in 2013 and played in the band SACCO. They have since created songs that exhibit a layer of fantastical and hypnotic themes. This in turn bolstered their popularity with their fan base in that they feature a darker, sultrier vibe than their previous work. Fast-forward to the present... The Gloomies will release their long-awaited highly anticipated debut album Romance in Summer 2018 via Thrill Me.
This thing moves purposefully and aimlessly. At times the paddles cut the water with force, at others there are no paddles; it drifts among behemoth ships, and burned out vessels that sink away. Down narrow lanes that hug the shore, strung with lights that peak and fade, then out into the endless night, beyond the crush of the channel lines, out of sight of the fading light, where darkness fills the eyes and mind, and the ocean's sound matches mine.