IR SoCal Presents: The Living Suns
This last week I was invited out to the Viper Room on Sunset to witness a live performance by the Fullerton, OC based independent rock six-piece, The Living Suns.
The Living Suns combine a mixture of progressive and psychedelic rock, a throwback to specific bands from the 60s/70s, although their sound is composed with a bit of modern flair as mirrored by some groups on their varied influences list (at their website). You could make comparisons using the many familiar sounds spread throughout their arsenal, but ultimately their unique style stands strong, cemented via a wide range of sound palettes, forged into a unique vibe TLS can proudly call their own.
Upon exiting the venue, I was able to snag their keyboardist, Lucas Drake, away from the post-show madness for a few minutes. He was kind enough to tell us candidly about a few of the songs on their debut “Self” titled full length which came out early this year.
Songs Featured: Man in the Middle, Downers and Ditches, 1,000 Ways to Use a Dollar
Special Thanks: Bill Bennett (TLS Management)
Also of Note: TLS has just finished a brand new quality video for Man in the Middle, which you can find here. It was directed by Nate Miller, produced by Jeremy Schott with photography by Jean Paul Bonnea. It rocks, in slow motion.