Swimsuit Issue

Resident Presents

Swimsuit Issue

John Errol, Girlyboi

Wed · February 7, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Swimsuit Issue
Swimsuit Issue
Los Angeles based, New York born and bred duo Swimsuit Issue posses the rare gift of creating a sound that both punches you in the gut and tears at your emotions with their infectious alternative rock/pop singles. Featuring Miles Garber (who you may recognize as a prominent male model) and Dave Gagliardi (who also doubles as the guitarist for Trash Talk), the band formed in 2014 after meeting outside of an art show on the Bowery. Their debut single, “Look Now” is equal parts intimate and edgy, with the young duo radiating a full spectrum of emotions—pain, sadness, confusion—all impeccably delivered through Garber's effortless somber croon.

In contrast to the fast pace of the digital age, Swimsuit Issue took their time; over 2 years since they formed to hone in and perfect their sound. Reminiscent of the glory days of when 120 Minutes used to invade our TVs, the band found a fan in Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marshall) through just an unreleased demo that was sent to her via a friend. “It was the most ridiculous thing ever,” recalls Garber, “We had done a demo. It was my first time in a studio, and I had sent it to friends I trusted. Three days later, they were like, ‘Hey, so we sent it to our friend Chan, she really likes it, and she wants you to open for her tomorrow.’ I was like, ‘Cool, who’s Chan?’".

Swimsuit Issue's melancholy themes are often skillfully veiled in pop metaphors. Already championed early on by tastemakers such as W, Milk Media, NOISEY and V Magazine, the band have created a sound that is captivating and relatable with the music that accompanies them.

With the release of “Look Now,” there’s no doubt that Swimsuit Issue is a name you are going to be hearing a lot in 2018. Stay tuned for more music and live dates coming soon.
John Errol
John Errol
John Errol is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. Formerly the keyboardist of Brooklyn alt-folk outfit Starred, Errol got his leg up opening for the likes of Psychic TV, DIIV, and Courtney Love. Experimenting with solo efforts since the band's dissolution in 2014, Errol has accumulated up to almost three album's worth of unreleased material.

After the release of ‘What You’re Looking For’, a demo met with surprising acclaim from publications such as Nylon and Out Magazine (which even dubbed it a “queer anthem of self-love”), Errol got to work on his next offerings, intent on flexing the breadth of his songwriting and production. Citing Low-era Bowie, Blackout-era Britney, and The Downward Spiral-era NIN as primary sources, Errol's will be releasing a new batch of material in 2018.
Carly Russ and Joseph Matick are living out a kind of cinematic romance. Both having grown up in the Chicagoland area, they fell in love, quit their jobs and ran away to Europe, living in Paris, and then London. It was in Europe that they started Girlyboi, a musical act informed by pastoral landscapes, troubadours, and 1960s and 70s folk – a beautifully restored idea for the digital age.
Lead by the ethereal aura of vocalist Carly Russ and the raspy snarl of Joseph Matick, Girlyboi are a modern take on the classic singer-songwriter duo formula that present a unique blend of folk and rock.

Formed almost in jest during an "reckless, whirlwind attempt at romance in Paris," the band conceived a lyrical voice that is at once honest and self aware.

What results is a moody sonic vibe comprised of heartbreaking lows and climactic highs that could only come from one in the throws of young love.
With their new singles "Bonfire" and "Stevie Knicks," the band is showcasing the expansion of their sound as they make plans for the release of their next album and their SXSW debut.
Venue Information:
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013