THE LOVE GANG FOREVER TOUR 2019: COLD HART & HORSE HEAD

Psyko Steve Presents

THE LOVE GANG FOREVER TOUR 2019: COLD HART & HORSE HEAD

FISH NARC, YAWNS, LIL ZUBIN, FANTASY CAMP

Sat, August 17, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Rebel Lounge

Phoenix, AZ

$18.00 - $75.00

This event is all ages

Gothboiclique’s Horse Head, Cold Hart, YAWNS and Fish Narc have banded together to create the Love Gang Forever Tour along with friends Lil Zubin and Fantasy Camp. Tickets on sale now.

 

COLD HART
COLD HART
Under the pseudonym Cold Hart, Jerick “Jay” Quilisadio has consistently been on the cutting edge of alternative hip-hop as a vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Singing in a low baritone, Cold Hart sets a cinematic scene with his emotionally charged lyrics that touch upon heartbreak, self-medication, and depression. By pairing components of rap with seemingly unrelated genres like emo, gothic rock, and even country, Cold Hart has become an innovator of genre-defying music.

Born and raised in the coastal city of Long Beach, California, Cold Hart was seldom seen without a skateboard in his hand. He would play records by post-punk’s Nick Cave or the Cure just as often as he would listen to rappers Speaker Knockerz and Chief Keef. With an increased interest in music, Cold Hart taught himself both the guitar and how to produce in FL Studio.

By utilizing a wide range of distinctive samples, Cold Hart initially distinguished himself in the underground rap scene by producing under the alias Jayyeah. He would integrate sub-divided hi-hats with europop melodies just as seamlessly as he would layer trap 808s over emo-rock guitar progressions. In 2013, Cold Hart became a member of some of SoundCloud’s most influential collectives, including Team SESH and Thraxxhouse.

The following year, Cold Hart co-founded another renowned collective, GothBoiClique. It was Cold Hart who officially titled the group after sending a beat with the same name to co-founder Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. Starting in 2015, Cold Hart began to release a slew of singles and definitive vocal mixtapes such as OC Season 1 & 2 and Downer, which helped surpass his distinction as solely a producer. Today, GothBoiClique sits at ten members, including Lil Tracy, Wicca Phase, Fish Narc, Yawns, Horse Head, and the late Lil Peep.

In 2018, Cold Hart strayed away from sampling entirely on his acclaimed EP Wish Me Well, opting instead to incorporate live instrumentation with producer Yawns. Shortly after, the two released their smash hit “Eyes,” which features Cold Hart’s cousin and fellow vocalist Rawska. Heading into 2019 with an extensive discography, Cold Hart’s listeners eagerly await his full-length debut studio album Good Morning Cruel World, which combines melodic elements of indie, post-punk, and hip-hop. — Jack Angell
HORSE HEAD
HORSE HEAD
With his musical project Horse Head, Chris Thorne has pioneered the fusing of emo, pop-punk, and indie elements with hip-hop. Initially gaining distinction as a producer, Horse Head quickly became well known for his distinctive vocal delivery. His poignant lyrics resonate with listeners as he sings about personal experiences with loneliness, depression, and heartbreak.

As a child growing up in Orange County, California, Horse Head would draw fantasy CD covers and write imaginary song lyrics. It was this early infatuation with music that pushed Horse Head to teach himself the guitar, vocals, and production in FL Studio. As a teenager, he also became the frontman of various bands, most notably forming the shoegaze/indie pop trio Tan Dollar in 2010.

In 2013, Horse Head began to deviate from performing in groups, producing various hip-hop beat tapes instead. A year later, Horse Head met fellow producer Nedarb in Los Angeles. One night, Horse Head came across an instrumental of Nedarb’s which contained an emo guitar sample by Silverstein. Instantly hooked by this unique approach to hip-hop production, Horse Head sang over the beat, releasing it as the track “Numb” in 2014.

At this same time Horse Head joined the underground musical collective Thraxxhouse, connecting with artists Cold Hart, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, and Lil Tracy. Realizing they all shared a particular interest in blending emo, pop-punk, and indie with rap, the frequent collaborators quickly formed their own niche collective: GothBoiClique. As a member of the renowned group, Horse Head released a triad of projects in 2016, including True Blue, Celebrity Crush, and Lock & Key. After Lil Peep joined GothBoiClique that same year, Horse Head produced numerous tracks for the late artists’ breakthrough mixtapes Crybaby and Hellboy, and also featured as a vocalist on their notable singles “Girls” and “Stop the Car.”

In 2017, Horse Head issued his independently released album This Mess Is My Mess, which solely produced by Fish Narc. After having a relatively quiet 2018, Horse Head announced his debut studio album We Had Our Fun. Slated for release in the summer of 2019, the project features live instrumentation by Yawns as Horse Head returns to his alternative indie roots. — Jack Angell
FISH NARC
FISH NARC
By exploring the different nuances that rock music allows and expanding from the emo template to hip-hop and beyond, musician, producer, and songwriter Ben Friars-Funkhouser has discovered the middle ground of genre-bending production. With his musical project fish narc, Friars-Funkhouser has helped popularize the application of live guitar playing onto the traditional trap-beat format.

Initially receiving his mother’s guitar when he was 12 years old, fish narc quickly cut his teeth in the local punk scenes of Washington State as both a vocalist and guitarist. It was this involvement in Seattle’s local DIY scenes that led fish narc to become a booking agent for Thraxxhouse, an experimental music collective of visual artists, designers, producers, rappers, and singers.

Although he was creating techno on an early version of Ableton, fish narc had no intentions of producing hip-hop. However, his whole perspective changed in 2014 when Lil Tracy discovered piano loops on fish narc’s computer and sang over them. Attracted to this avant-garde approach to rap music, fish narc began to work with Thraxxhouse artists. At this time, the collective GothBoiClique existed within Thraxxhouse but later on emerged into its own right.

It was in 2015 when Friar-Funkhouser seriously began to produce extensively for other members of GothBoiClique, including Lil Tracy, Horse Head, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Mackned, Cold Hart, and the late Lil Peep. It was during this transformative time period when fish narc solely produced the 2017 Goth Angel Sinner EP with Lil Peep, which is currently slated for posthumous release.

The following year, fish narc produced both Brennan Savage’s Garbage and Drowning EPs, as well as collaboratively producings Wicca Phase’s Spider Web EP alongside Clams Casino. On top of working with fellow GothBoiClique members, fish narc has also produced for artists like Smokepurrp, Smrtdeath, Zubin, and many more. With a prolific amount of projects behind his belt, and even more planned for 2019, fish narc heads into this year with plans of releasing his own LP. — Jack Angell
YAWNS
YAWNS
With his musical project YAWNS, Roman Luna sounds less like a hip-hop producer and more like a four piece post-punk group. A multifaceted musician, YAWNS composes his beats with live guitar, bass, and drums, fusing classic instrumentation with traditional trap beat formats.

Born and raised in the metropolitan sprawl of Phoenix, Arizona, with a DJ as a stepdad, some of YAWNS’ earliest memories are with music. His childhood home was full of half-built speaker boxes, partially repaired amps, and mixers. After discovering a newfound interest in punk music, YAWNS traded his own set of turntables for a friend’s electric guitar. It didn’t take long for YAWNS to teach himself power chords, and satisfied with this basic understanding of guitar playing, he soon after learned to play the drums.

YAWNS began to play in bands in and around Phoenix, predominantly as a drummer. His longest running gig was in the experimental punk band Naw Meen, where YAWNS would sing, play guitar, keyboards, and utilize an intricate set up of sample pads and synths. After the band eventually broke up in 2010, YAWNS began making experimental beats with his younger brother.

YAWNS became the producer for the local rap trio .CULT, and the three soon joined the underground rap collective Thraxxhouse in 2014. He would go on to produce for other Thraxxhouse artists sporadically in the following years, most notably FACES, Mackned, and Cold Hart. As the renowned collective GothBoiClique emerged from Thraxxhouse, YAWNS assumed the role as a graphic designer and Lil Peep’s DJ. He’s responsible for mixing and mastering some of GothBoiClique’s most notable projects, including the collective’s group album Yeah It’s True, Wicca Phase Spring Eternal’s Secret Boy and Stop Torturing Me, Horse Head’s True Blue and This Mess Is My Mess, and singles “Absolute in Doubt” and “Avoid.” It was fellow GothBoiClique members fish narc and the late Lil Peep who encouraged YAWNS to start producing again.

YAWNS opted to stand out by consistently using live drums, guitar, and bass in his productions. This stimulating alternative indie-rap hybrid is what made his 2018 Wish Me Well EP with Cold Hart a critically acclaimed fan favorite. After announcing he’d be accompanying a worldwide tour with GothBoiClique this year, listeners eagerly await YAWNS’ forthcoming albums, including Good Morning Cruel World with Cold Hart, We Had Our Fun with Horse Head, and a soon to be named project with Zubin. — Jack Angell
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/