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Kolars

Escondido

March 5

Doors: 7:00 pm /

Show: 8:00 pm

12.00

When it became clear that glam folk act He’s My Brother She’s My Sister was
heading towards a hiatus, band members Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown decided
to go off and find their own beat. What they learned from their previous
outfit was that even folk fans want to find music that makes them move.
That’s the dictum that’s guided the duo into the creation of KOLARS. As
KOLARS, the pair create a kinetic brand of disco-inspired rockabilly they
loving dub glam-a-billy. Kolar provides the soaring, fuzzy guitars while
Brown pounds and literally stomps the percussion — she actually stands
and tap-dances on a bass drum. Far from a gimmicky trick, the clacking feet
add familiar moments one might expect from a hi-hat or the clapping of
hands. Even without Brown’s unique method of performing, the band’s sound
remains uniquely driving. Take their latest single “One More Thrill”.
Crafted like a grooving ’70s country song carved out of the gleaming
vibrations of modern rock, the track pulsates right into your chest. It
takes your heart by the hand and leads you to the dance floor, daring you
to not feel motivated to dance, shimmy, just escape the mundane. “‘One More
Thrill’ is about someone who wants to break free from the monotony in their
life to pursue their dreams,” the band tells *Consequence of Sound*. “The
video uses imagery and creatures to symbolize that struggle and the
excitement of taking that chance.
KOLARS Website
KOLARS YouTube

Escondido is Jessica Maros and Tyler James. Both long time Nashville
singer-songwriters, the two met in 2011 during a late night session at
James’ home studio and bonded over shared love of Ennio Morricone’s
spaghetti western soundtracks. They recorded their debut album, The Ghost
of Escondido, in a single day and released it on their own label, Kill
Canyon, in 2013 to critical acclaim. “We wanted it to be like Clint
Eastwood playing pop songs at one of the honky-tonks downtown,” James
mused. The duo’s David Lynch approved sound became the soundtrack to
multiple films and TV shows including HBO’s Girls and led to appearances on
CONAN and ABC’s Nashville. The band toured extensively with the likes of
Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow, and The Staves before releasing their
sophomore album, Walking With A Stranger, in 2016. Following their first
national headlining tours, Maros relocated to Los Angeles where the pair
recently recorded their 3rd album, Warning Bells, with producer Rob Schnapf
(Elliott Smith, Kurl Vile, Beck). The first single, Darkness, is out now.

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