New Mystics

Bootleg Theater Presents

New Mystics

TUFT

Tue. February 21, 2017

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

New Mystics
New Mystics
Josh Onstott is one third of art rock trio Other Lives and he recently started a side project, New Mystics. Last year, he released his debut single “Sparrows” and we’re premiering his second single, “Modern.” If you dig Other Lives, there’s a good chance you’ll dig this too. It’s not exactly like that band, but it’s artful and gorgeously arranged like Other Lives tend to be. On starting this new project, Josh tells us, “I’ve made a lot a music in my life, I’ve created and toured with some of the greatest bands in the world… But I’m losing my fucking mind and I want to live another life.” - Brooklyn Vegan
TUFT
TUFT
The most unexpected thing happened when Casey Trela packed up his car in North Carolina heading west for Los Angeles. He turned on the radio and heard himself. It was not music he had written or recorded, yet still he knew it to be his own. He heard his voice and the hum of his guitar and recognized them as immediately as he would his own reflection. He changed the station only to find another mysterious song of his own creation. Song after song poured from the speakers; song after song his own.

When Casey grew tired of his own thoughts he picked up a mustachioed hitchhiker, Kevin Manwarren, headed for Oklahoma. The radio remained audible though Casey would not let on the secret of the music's origin. Instead, after many miles of silence, Kevin spoke up. He said, "You'll think me mad - I think me mad - but I swear that is me playing bass. In this song. In all these songs. I don't know how, but it is me." Of course, Casey did not think him mad. "I am just as certain it is you." Oklahoma came and went, Kevin stayed with Casey.

At a truck stop in the middle of who-knows-where they met Roxy Radulescu, and immediately knew she was destined to join them. She was less certain, at least at first. But upon hearing a single verse emanate from Casey's automobile she plucked her personal belongings from the cab and abandoned the 18-wheel big rig she rode in on, joining them on their fateful journey.

The deejay called them TUFT, and so they were, ever more.

Introducing TUFT, the music.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/