Mating Ritual - Album release show

Bootleg Theater Presents

Mating Ritual - Album release show

Sego, Tim Atlas

Thu. May 31, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$10 - $12

This event is all ages

Mating Ritual
Mating Ritual
Mating Ritual is an independent pop duo based in Los Angeles, California. Previously known as Pacific Air, Ryan Marshall Lawhon founded Mating Ritual in 2014 when his brother Taylor decided to go back to school. Though initially a solo project, Mating Ritual became increasingly more collaborative leading up to his debut album, 2017’s How You Gonna Stop It?, released on Ryan’s own label, Smooth Jaws. Working heavily with other LA songwriters and artists, including ascending pop singer Lizzy Land, the brothers realized they missed creating music as a duo and immediately began work on Mating Ritual’s forthcoming sophomore album, Light Myself On Fire.

Blending Taylor’s love of 80’s synth pop with Ryan’s post punk infatuation, Light Myself On Fire is a darker, grittier record that shows the brothers refining their individual talents to form a much grander and more unified statement. Written entirely after midnight (with the exception of one noticeably sunny tune), these 9 songs talk about maturation and commitment. “Committing to anything long term can be difficult,” says Ryan “Boredom and complacency set in, and while change can be a good thing, using it as a crutch will just bring you back to the same place, feeling emptier than before. This album is about learning that the grass is not always greener, that the next fleeting dopamine rush won’t solve everything. In a weird way, I think this my better-late-than-never coming of age record.”
Sego
Sego
Led by artists whose life journey has taken them from rural simplicity to urban complexity, Sego's musical approach reflects the duality of the band members' personalities:  small-town boys living in the big city, equally drawn to both the cutting edge and the timeless, refusing to surrender flesh-and-blood humanity in an increasingly digitized and technologically driven world.  Sego's appeal lies not just in its intoxicating melodies & pulsating rhythms, but also in the bubbling tension — captured in both sound and theme — resulting from the band's search for synthesis and balance among competing and contradictory inspirations and urges.

Also, it's fun. Come see what the fuss is about.
Tim Atlas
Tim Atlas
California singer/songwriter Tim Atlas infuses his heartfelt indie acoustic stylings with the groove of Hall & Oates. Born Tim Ferguson in Oakland, the San Jose-based artist grew up surrounded by music, joining marching band, jazz band, and drumline while also teaching himself guitar. After graduating with a degree in photography, he worked in recording studios as an engineer. He had an early stint in the alt-rock band April Chase before he released his solo debut EP, 2013's Lost in the Waiting. The six-song set showcased a sound similar to John Mayer and Ed Sheeran filtered through Phoenix or Borns. In 2015, Atlas caught a major break after he was chosen by Gwen Stefani to join her team on the ninth season of television singing competition The Voice. Selected based on his rendition of Ed Sheeran's "Give Me Love," Atlas made it to the seventh episode, where he was absorbed into Pharrell Williams' team. Although he was eliminated in the 19th episode, Atlas went on to release a series of singles in 2016 that featured more textured production and atmospherics, like "Compromised" and "The Other Side." - Neil Z. Yeung
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/