A Deep Dive Into The Electric West’s No Prēyers Has Me Saying Yes Check out Photos Of The Electric West At The Satellite 1/11/19
LOS ANGELES, CA- The Electric West is the Echo Park based trio of Lee Lewallen, Byron Pagdilao, and Joseph Calleiro and I recently caught their performance at The Satellite opening for Broken Baby. Their heavy post-punk/dark-wave sound caught me a bit off guard at first, but I must admit that during their performance I was a bit too concerned with my camera settings to really pay attention to their music (it was really dark lighting!). Before I could really get invested in what they were performing on stage, their set was over. I then made a note in my phone to look them up on Spotify.
Their debut album No Prēyers was release somewhat recently on August 6, 2018 … and wow. I’m hooked. The Electric West was actually less dark sonically than I thought. How can I describe it?… Maybe if The Cure and Talking Heads had a musical love child that was raised by Depeche Mode? No? Fuck comparisons. This album rocks.
After checking out their official site, I learned that the title of the album was mispelled on purpose, and that the album “explores the use of the word “no” and gives a middle finger to rape culture, misogyny, and toxic entities while also sprinkling in tracks with humor and meta-fictitious sci-fi.”
Well, I’m going to give this band and this album a “yes” and make it a point to catch them live again so I can really appreciate the music that they’ve created.