Hi. I'm Nicholas Jarvis Powers, self-taught pianist and songwriter. I'm on the left. I have been rolling around in the gutters of the East Bay since I was a little kid. Kevin and Dylan Gautschi (guitar & drums, respectively) are French brothers and are the sons of Pamela Wood, bass player for Bay Area weirdo-rock legends Leila & The Snakes. Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony is our band. We play Adventure Rockā„¢.

Instead of a corny autobiography where we hem and haw about our "furiously intricate" song writing, our "refreshingly complex" harmonies, our "staggeringly adventurous" musical influences, or our "sonic exploration of the human condition, simultaneously tragic and hilarious," we'd love to point you some recent press: CLICK THIS SHIT FOR RECENT PRESS.

Or, even better, you can listen for yourself:

 

WE BECAME MONSTERS


Download our debut 13-song album We Became Monsters in its entirety. The download is 134 MB and can take a few minutes to complete.

DOWNLOAD NOW


If you're a record reviewer (or anyone, frankly) and want to share our download link with your audience, please direct people here: http://lofisymphony.com/webecamemonsters.

 

A LITTLE HISTORY

Nick, Kevin and Dylan all grew up together in the meth-dusted gulch of Crockett, CA (and Port Costa, CA), which, along with Rodeo, CA and Hercules, CA, comprise the most unheard-of area in the East Bay, CA. They were in different bands at first, but after some time passed and some things happened, they were in the same band.

Here's a handy bulleted list of some noteworthy Major Powers stuff:

• They were one of a handful of local bands selected to play BottleRock 2014 in Napa, CA. The line up includes The Cure, Outkast, Weezer and LL Cool J.

• Their video for 93,000,000 Miles was featured on the front page of The Pirate Bay (almost two billion page views per month) garnering them a worldwide audience overnight.

• They were chosen by the SF Bay Guardian as one of their 2014 bands On The Rise.

• They were voted SF Deli Mag's Best Emerging Artist of 2013.

• They headlined The 2014 Edwardian Ball at the Regency Ballroom in SF, CA.

• They were selected to open for Buckethead in Fairfax, CA.

• They played two month-long residencies at famous SF Mission hangout Amnesia.

• There's more stuff. If you want to hear it, email us!

 

INTERVIEW: KGO 810AM

Peter Finch interviewed Nick on KGO's Finch Files to talk about why Major Powers pressed vinyl: Turntable Love, 12-10-12

 

INTERVIEW: CHICO NEWS & REVIEW

Daniel Taylor of the Chico News & Review interviewed Nick before a performance at Cafe Coda: The magical mystery of Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony

 

INTERVIEW: STOCKTON RECORD

Tony Sauro of the Stockton Record interviewed Nick before one of Major Powers' gigs at The Blackwater: Misfit A Perfect Fit Playing Stockton

 

VIDEO

"93,000,000 Miles"



How To Play 93,000,000 Miles



"I Need Your Help"



Major Powers wrote a song for their five billionth Facebook like:

 

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