The Silver Pesos are bringing their cross-cultural sound of tropical bass, soulful vocals in Spanish and English, and hints of West African guitar psychedelia to “I Art You” – Create:Fixate’s 10 Year Anniversary Exhibit on February 11, 2012 at 11:30pm.
The core members of the Pesos are American, but their music is the result of a collaboration across several continents. Producer Peter Brambl recorded the album, Born at Midnight, in Los Angeles, Paris, Belize, and Bali, working with local musicians along the way and incorporating the distinct sounds of each locale. Singer Chloe Conger, who lives part-time in Mexico, draws from diverse inspirations like Cesaria Evoria and Nortec Collective to create lyrics that feel like timeless folk-blues. And guitarist/co-producer Robert Weber maintains his own studio in Indonesia, where many of the tracks were recorded with a local rhythm section. Joining the Silver Pesos on their US dates are bassist John von Seggern, vocalist/keyboardist Joanna Ellis, drummer John Nyboer and percussionist Jason Kadlec.
Born at Midnight sounds like walking through a multi-level house party with an eclectic mix of DJ’s — one room is playing Jamaican dancehall, another Afro-pop, another shoegaze electronica. The album was released in February 2011. The first single, “Regresando,” has been featured on many radio programs including by KCRW DJs Garth Trinidad, Raul Campos, and Aaron Byrd.
“I Art You” – Create:Fixate’s 10 Year Anniversary Exhibit takes place at Premiere Events Center / aka Lot 613, 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, 90021. Tickets are $15 before 9pm and $20 after. Other musicians on the event are John Tejada (Palette Recordings), Valida (KCRW), LC (Cannibal Flower), Christos Kedras (Kapa Music), and more.
In addition to their prestigious Create:Fixate slot, The Silver Pesos are also doing a sneak preview gig at The Good Hurt, 12249 Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90066, on February 2 at 10:30pm. Cover at The Good Hurt (famed for their signature Naughty Nurse bartenders!) is $5.