Los Angeles' machineheart is poised to be the next big thing. Their brand of ethereal indie pop simultaneously looks inward and outward. It is brooding, pensive, yet anthemic. There is a grandiose element to it all, largely thanks to magnetitic frontwoman's compelling vocal stylings and the band's knack for enthralling instrumental experimentation.
The end result is a dark and mesmerizing sonic experience you will not mind losing yourself in. Take the quartet's latest single, "Overgrown," which is five-and-a-half minutes of pure haunting bliss that stays with you long after the first listen.
machineheart's latest efforts have seen more than just a release of a standout single. The band is currently working towards their highly-anticipated debut album and recently played a couple of shows where avid fans were lucky enough to be the first ones to hear this brand new material.
As the Los Angeles quartet opened for The Horrors in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we were lucky enough to get an inside glimpse into what makes a live machineheart show such a magical experience. Scope the band's Tour Diary below.
Hanging out waiting for soundcheck. A lot of life happens while waiting around. So do it with people you love.
Always moving or talking. Harrison has that innate sense of rhythm that drummers always seem to possess.
Final touches before for the show. I'm a lefty by the way. Jake's ambidextrous and both Harrison and Carman are righty's.
The boys, all smiles. Best guys I know. Best decision we ever made.
Soundcheck shenanigans per usual.
Getting in the zone together. I like to calm and channel all my internal energy into a controlled smoothness so I don't feel lopsided on stage.
Pre-show ritual. We like to remind ourselves of our togetherness before going on stage. It syncs us up to one another so we move and play as one.
Jake has the best time on stage. And he looks the coolest. Win win.
Dinner time in between sets.
Backstage after the show, the slow come-down.
Carman doing what he does best.
The four of us on cloud nine.
Soaking it all in.