Posts Tagged ‘Santa Barbara’


Santa Barbara surf pop band DANTE ELEPHANTE release their debut UK single produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, pre order the 7″ vinyl

We first discovered Dante Elephante in LA at the start of this year. after a recommendation of good pop tunes the cassette of Dante Elephante’s EP ‘German Aquatics’  was enough, as soon as we pressed play, alas that tape is now almost worn out.So its good news for a UK release to happen.

California surf hooks and jangling guitars chime while a 60s British influence bleeds through the Santa Barbara bands songs making us feel right at home. Reminiscent of Real Estate and the tender side of early Weezer their tunes are instant and unshakable. A hyper limited white square 7” of ‘Never Trust a Junkie’ is released on 09.10.15 with the debut album titled ‘Anglo Saxon Summer’ following on 16.10.15.

Dante Elephante formed in Santa Barbara in 2010. Cutting their teeth on the local scene they soon caught the ears or local radio which led to a first 7” release in 2013. In 2014 a debut EP appeared via esteemed LA label Lolipop and quickly sold out. More recently the band were hand picked by Converse to be their rubber tracks download of the week which led to them playing the opening of flagship store in San Francisco. Anglo Saxon Summer see’s the band explore new ground delving further into their record collections guided by the analogue loving Jonathan Rado.


The Maheekats belong to the self prescribed “Edgy Haunting Dream Pop“. Clara Bell (guitar/vocal), Craig Casey Camp (bass/drums). Colourful, surreal lyrics, mystical ethos, free yet tight rhythms. The group is currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. The sound of haunting dream rock. The group’s sound is characterized by its surreal lyrics, lush vocals, edgy post–punk, psychedelic and progressive influences and use of sonic experimentation.

Established in 1999, Craig plays drums and bass. Clara plays guitar and sings. They both are dedicated to writing ethereal melodies and poetic lyrics which give the music its unique foundation and soundscape.