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 Contra Costa County 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 rock legends Leila & The Snakes. Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony is our band. We play what we like to call Adventure Rock™.
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:
Or, even better, you can listen for yourself:
WE BECAME MONSTERS
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.
THE HISTORY OF MAJOR POWERS
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. In the 12 months since MP&TLFS played their first show, they recorded a three-song demo at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburg, CA, recorded a 13-song album at Studio Trilogy in SF, CA, played a whole bunch of shows in and out of the Bay Area, and are proud to have shared the stage with the likes of Buckethead, Prima Donna, Ashkon, EV Kain, The Phenomenauts, Barons of Tang, Foxtails Brigade, The Soft White Sixties, French Cassettes, Tornado Rider, Super Adventure Club, Black Cobra Vipers, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits and Mystic Knights of the Cobra.
Most recently, MP&TLFS played a sold out Friday night record release show at Bottom of the Hill in SF, were asked to open for guitar (and nunchuck) god Buckethead in Fairfax, were offered a residency throughout the month of December at famous SF Mission hangout Amnesia, were selected to support nationally touring acts The London Souls (New York) and Bend Sinister (Vancouver) at Bottom of the Hill and Thee Parkside, respectively, and are releasing a new 7" June 22nd at Slim's in San Francisco.
Last year, MP&TLFS was signed to a record deal by San Francisco-based indie label Amazing Pony Records - after seeing them play one time. Subsequently, they recorded their first 13-song LP, We Became Monters, at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco over a three month period in early 2012.
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