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Westerner


Westerner

The LA rock outfit have been causing huge waves for several years now, building a cult-like following who follow them round the country so experience their electrifying live shows. Described as one of LA’s best bands by Music Connection Magaizne, Westerner now return with their biggest and longest release to date, ‘The Dawn of the World’ a nine minute long record showcasing their musical strengths.

Having already sparked interest across the local music scene, Westerner plan to take their story world-wide. With The Dawn of the World being their fan favourite when playing live, it only seemed right to officially release it for their audience to enjoy during this world wide lock down.

“They seem to have appeared from nowhere to emerge as one of the best bands in Los Angeles”- Connection Magazine

Los Angeles psychedelic rock band Westerner are a ballsy cocktail mix of psychedelic rock, disco, and trip hop. Drawing influence from Pink Floyd, Massive Attack and late-90s electronica, the collective make their return with ‘The Dawn of the World’ May 20th.

Known for their electric live performances, the ensemble began drawing in large crowds, performing at iconic venues such as; Beverly Hilton, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, The Bootleg Theater, Whisky a Go-Go etc. The band deliver catchy pop songs, driven by electronic synths, combined with psychedelic soundscapes to create exciting shows that are unlike anything you’ve seen or heard before. Connection Magazine included Westerner in their Hot 100 Live Acts list three years in a row describing them as “One of the best bands in Los Angeles.”

Driven by lead vocalist Cooper Bombadil, Westerner would be incomplete without Mike Gattshall (drums), Brandon Valerino (bass & vocals) and Javier Olmedo (guitar). Cooper started Westerner after he wrote and recorded their debut album ‘Unreal City’, a sci-fi rock opera composed of surreal sounds, and strange characters. He then formed a band to play the music live. After learning the material, the band collaborated on new songs. Over the years, Westerner has developed an explosive live show and a devoted ‘cult like’ following.

Speaking more on the track, Westerner explained: “In a time of deepening divisions and heightened conflict, The Dawn of the World reminds us of our shared humanity. The lyrics do this by combining opposites together. Religion and science. Groups and individuals. The past and the future. Darkness and light. Opposites may define us, but our journey reveals our shared humanity.”

‘The Dawn of the World’ is manufactured to perfection. Put together with the help of Vlado Meller (Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Duran Duran etc.), each element crafted to keep people dancing, the single is set to release May 20th.

Westerner – The Dawn of the World

Westerner – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

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