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
Swimsuit Issue is a seven-person American rock band fronted by model Miles Garber and David Gagliardi, who also plays guitar for punk band Trash Talk. The two founded the group after meeting at a New Jersey music conservatory in the summer of 2016. They initially bonded over an affinity for 90's British rock and later realized they both also were exactly six feet tall.

Based between New York and Los Angeles, the band is composed of several musicians playing instruments with one another. The band’s first single, “Look Now,” is an homage to guitarist Gagliardi’s late optometrist father who was also a musician.

When asked to describe Swimsuit Issue’s sound, Garber says, “It’s somewhere between hot running water and cold running water.”

The band has played at a number of interesting venues since its first live performance in early 2017, including the Resident Los Angeles, Manhattan’s Space Market, and Boone, Iowa.

Stay tuned for the band's debut EP slated for release later this year.
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