Dot Hacker

Dot Hacker

Cellar Doors

Sun · July 6, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15

This event is all ages

Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker
The music of Dot Hacker is architectural, built on a foundation of bold, manipulated tones and supported by lush eclectic textures and angular rhythm. The band's enigmatic sound comes from the collaboration of friends and founding members, Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner and Jonathan Hischke. Before forming Dot Hacker in 2008, the four were already established musicians, recording and touring with an impressive list of respected artists including: Beck, Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Butthole Surfers and Broken Bells amongst many others. Klinghoffer, the band's lead vocalist, also currently plays guitar in The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Cellar Doors
Cellar Doors
“Depeche Mode and Joy Division robbed the biggest bank in London, and in the safe they found Cellar Doors. I love music you can rob a bank to and this does that for me.”
- ALEX MAAS, (The Black Angels)

Hailing originally from LA via San Francisco, Cellar Doors are blowing up fast within the thriving Californian Psych scene.

Leading exponents of what is being called the third wave of psychedelic sound, they have also been coaxed out of their thriving underground scene for support slots via. invitation from the likes of BRMC, Roky Erickson, Toy, Allah-Las, Mystic Braves and Alex Maas (Black Angels) among others.

Their much anticipated debut album is one of the most hotly tipped in recent times around the Bay Area, dripping with pure power psych melody overlaid onto undulating walls of sound. Powerful, brooding and danceable all at the same time, it feels timeless and cutting edge all at once.

Lead single “Frost” sounds like “helicopter blades cutting through thick black molasses”, tearing out of the speakers as if it were a forgotten classic heard on the jukebox of some far away planet, conveying the simple electricity of attraction whilst staring at your own life in a hall of warped mirrors.

The single comes out as a limited edition white vinyl 7” on Spiritual Pajamas Records (home to Mammatus, The Entrance Band, Magic Trick among others) on February 14th, and is accompanied with a video by the English director Nathan Seabrook.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com