Haunted Summer

Haunted Summer

yOya, Owl Paws

Tue · April 8, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 adv / $15 door

This event is all ages

Haunted Summer
Haunted Summer
Haunted Summer, lives up to its name with an even more enchanting series of dream-pop shimmers, as Bridgette Eliza Moody's vocals trail off languidly in the jet stream of husband John Seasons' majestic emissions. -Falling James (LA Weekly)

The music definitely fulfills the definition of dream pop. The lyrical content relies heavily on longing for and reveling in young love.This is a young band with a high ceiling, I would not be surprised if these songs break out nationally. The title track ends with "No one will love you when you are loved" however this band has love to spare, and I except big things coming their way. -Scott Schultz (LA Record)

There’s no question that whatever is haunting Moody and Seasons is steering the duo toward a beautiful place. -Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands LA)

Windswept vocals, sultry strings and spacey guitar blend together beautifully. The whole thing is mysterious and engrossing enough that it gets under your skin and stirs your own private nostalgia. -Billy Gil (Amoeba Blog)

Haunted Summer features Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting and performing duties in a true collaboration. The result is a very pretty, psychedelic sound with ethereal vocals from Bridgette, who comes into her own as a lead vocalist. -Julia Stoller (The Boston Music Survival Guide)

"Just two days after the release of their eerily-named EP, Something In The Water, dream pop duo, Haunted Summer, will make the room echo and whirl to the tune of their supernatural anthems, already quite a hit amongst fellow Angelenos." - Cynthia Orgel (Santa Cruz's Good Times Weekly)
yOya is the project of longtime songwriting partners Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich. Natives of Corvallis, Ore. and friends since the fourth grade, Pfender and Dietterich grew up to the sound of rain in the fir trees and 'Graceland' on cassette. When the duo moved to California to study music they found themselves semi-consciously absorbing the electronic sounds of the LA scene. What emerged was yOya's unique mix of folk-hearted songs, intricate vocal harmony, gritty synths, and thundering electronic beats.

Since the release of their debut full-length "Nothing To Die" in 2010, yOya has toured extensively through the western states and picked up fly dates on the east coast and midwest. Along the way they've shared stages with Avi Buffalo, Dawes, The 88, The Seedy Seeds, Crystal Antlers, and RJD2, among many others. They've appeared at SXSW as well as college festivals in Minnesota, California, and New York. July 2013 saw the release of their EP "Go North" from New Professor Music, no. 14 on Buzz Bands LA's year-end list of local EPs. Their new single "Fool's Gold" dropped on Feb 11th, with a video and much more to follow in 2014.
Owl Paws
Owl Paws
Hailing from the foggy city of San Francisco, Owl Paws, brain child of Derek Schultz, began as a solo recording project in 2010. Soon thereafter, a trio formed featuring Timothy Vickers and Lucas Siobal. Complete with dreamy song-scapes, acoustic sonority, haunting harmony, lyrical honesty and a dynamic rythhm section, the band has created a sound that is distinctive and captivating - a uniqueness that rests in their cross-genre experimentation and a willingness to push musical boundaries. Unafraid to explore new frontiers in live music, they've performed on public transit, in caves, in clubs and in living rooms all over the West Coast. Their fourth official release will be available in mid 2014.

Their progressive songwriting will take you on a musical journey that will sincerely captivate your ears. - Contact music

With dreamy reminders of such bands as Fleet Foxes, OWL PAWS bring to the table a unique sound that is lush and also laced with smooth yet haunting tones. - Contact music

a collection of experimental folk ballads that are accentuated by the heartfelt, somberly attractive voice of Derek Schultz who sings songs that tell stories of heartbreak and quiet sorrow on this new album. -Deli Magazine

...soft and soothing melodies and lyrics that, for once, are well thought out and meaningful. -Melissa Moreno Bitememf.com
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110