LISTEN: "It's Over" - https://soundcloud.com/group-tightener/roses-its-over-1
Roses are proud to share "It's Over", the second single from their excellent debut EP entitledDreamlover which will be released by Group Tightener on August 5th. The LA-based band is comprised of former Abe Vigoda member Juan Velazquez, Marc Steinberg, and Victor Herrera. Roses blends a love of 90's pop with new wave and shoegaze to create a sound steeped in jangly guitar, woozy synths, upbeat basslines, and warm washes of distortion. Listen to the previously released first single, "Florence Girls", below and scroll down to view all upcoming tour dates.
LISTEN: "Florence Girls" - https://soundcloud.com/group-tightener/roses-florence-girls-1/
PRE-ORDER: Dreamlover - http://www.grouptightener.com/store/artists/roses-dreamlover-ep/
07/15/14 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern *
07/16/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre *
07/19/14 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
07/22/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo w/ Cymbals
08/01/14 - New York, NY - Death By Audio w/ Future Punx, Darlings
08/02/14 - New York, NY - Cakeshop w/ Outside World, Yin Yangs
08/03/14 - New York, NY - Silent Barn w/ Grand Resort, Chimes, Bueno
* = w/ A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Dream pop trio Roses formed in early 2013 while guitarist Juan Velasquez was on hiatus from playing with L.A. darkwavers Abe Vigoda. Velasquez had met singer/keyboardist Marc Steinberg the year prior at an L.A. gay bar and traded mix tapes with him, sharing a love of female singers like Yoko Ono, Julee Cruise and Marianne Faithful, while he and bassist Victor Herrera met at an Abe Vigoda show at the Smell eight years ago, bonding over bands like 10,000 Maniacs, The Sundays and The Cranberries.
The three-piece recorded early demos that reflected that love of delicate '90s pop alongside industrial beats and shoegaze guitars, playing alongside bands like Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles and touring the West Coast. With the four-song Dreamlover EP out August 5 on Group Tightener, the band has honed their sound down to a fine point, blending shimmering guitarwork with washes of dreamy synth and New Order-inspired basslines on new waver "Florence Girls" and nostalgic ballad "The Fog." Steinberg's lilting tenor sails on woozy keys and waves of distortion on "Icicle" and skips with David Byrne-esque abandon over a stuttering beat and walking bassline on pop jam "It's Over."