DEGA & Van Bobbi + UPPY

DEGA & Van Bobbi + UPPY

Thu May 16, 2019 8:00 pm

Resident Los Angeles, CA

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

DEGA, Van Bobbi, Uppy

Seasoned musicians Aslyn and Kalen Nash were well into their own solo careers prior to meeting and romancing. Aslyn had notched two records, Lemon Love (Capitol Records) and The Dandelion Sessions, while also landing a spot as touring keyboardist and backup singer for Kesha. Kalen, singer-guitarist for Athens, GA, indie psych rockers Ponderosa, eventually saw his band signed to New West Records for whom he recorded two critically acclaimed records, Moonlight Revival and Pool Party, with legendary producers Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, Real Estate, Cherry Glazerr) and Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Flaming Lips), respectively. The husband-and-wife team met and married 3 years later, but were so busy with their own projects they hadn’t really considered making music together. Eventually, the loneliness of the road led them to consider a different path. So they formed DEGA, a place where they could shed any preconceived notions about their past work (Kalen’s charmingly melancholic Southern indie psych rock, and Aslyn’s infectious blend of folk & piano pop) and explore new sounds—in particular, anthemic, synth-anchored indie pop. The combination of their two talents is truly a beautiful marriage of styles. “The merging of our ideas created something very different from what either one of us was doing on our own,” Kalen says. “So it was kind of like creating a whole new identity.” DEGA’s self-titled debut (released in 2018 on Lemonade Records) is comprised of nine ethereal—and somewhat surreal—tracks that tell the story of the couple’s personal journey, along which they’ve encountered some spectacular highs and crushing lows.

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