LA indie rock favorite George Glass are playing the fourth of their five free nights at LaBrie's next Tuesday night along with Radars to the Sky, Mama's Joy, and the other band than GG's Nathan Krondor plays in... The Geisha Boys.
They have a fairly interesting backstory, so we thought we'd check in with them about it.
So, wait... The Geisha Boys first played together in the early oughts? What the hell happened?!
Brian: Life happened, relocations, and other commitments got in the way of the music. Playing in the bay area was awesome, and Oakland rocks, but the opportunity now with the EP and bandmates living up and down the west coast in major metropolitan areas using our developed and developing musical communities makes this prospect even more exciting.
How did you guys reform?
Brian: Nathan decided to form a label and have The Geisha Boys' recordings be the first release. I found myself without a current musical project, my last band had disbanded, and I had been playing some of the material with a local rhythm section. It made sense to couple the effort.
And you recently released an EP you recorded in 04?
Nathan: For me, it was a great recording that we had worked on, and I didn't want to have it lost. My partial intent with starting a label was to get recordings to press on vinyl that had never been pressed before, and this seemed like a good place to start. One thing led to another once I started working on putting the EP out, and the band started to gain momentum as a real possibility.
Are you working on new material now?
Brian: Yes, with input from the new and existing members of the band, we're writing songs with a bit more dynamic depth and harmonic complexity. Having a second guitarist (Matt Carlstrom) has really helped shape this direction.
How does that work out with members in different towns?
Brian: Lots of travel, and then home studio work. The travel has been great, and when the band gets together, it's cool to see how the songs develop in a live setting based on the musical thinking that happens at our various locales.
What do you guys have planned for the show on Tuesday?
Brian: Songs from the EP, some chestnuts and a new tune. Energy and maybe a little more grace. Very excited to be playing again, particularly with this new line up.