Vinyl Williams

Live Review: Miya Folick at Bootleg Theater 12/03

We got into the Bootleg Theater for Miya Folick's EP release party thinking it'd be a pretty intimate gig. Some people trailed in as the sound guy checked levels with his iPad, but it looked sparse. No one was staking claim to the tables in front of the bar stage.

Then, five minutes before the set, a flash mob fashionably swarmed out of the theater end. It was lit.

Shannon Lay of Feels started the night with songs from her solo debut Holy Heartache while Alaska Reid (Alyeska) traded banter and set fire with her newest single "Medicine River". Miya Folick's performance, enhanced with the visuals of Vinyl Williams, drew a crowd so tight the photographers could barely move around. Lena Fayre's ethereal voice drew the night to a close with songs from her summer EP "Is There Only One?" Shoutout to Liv Marsico (Liphemra) for spinning in-between sets (we did cry), and we think we caught a glimpse of Jeremy Katz (Froth, HOTT MT)? That was tight.

Check our Instagram @TheDeliLA for more pictures from the show, and catch Miya again at The Satellite on December 17th for a benefit show with Mereki and Madi Diaz! - Ryan Mo, photo: Michelle McCausland

   

Stream: Vinyl Williams, “Inner Space”

Dreamy soundscapes, experimental structures, and surrealist psychedelia swirl around in this single from musical and visual auteur Vinyl Williams. “Inner Space”, like the rest of the collection of tunes off the recently released LP, Lemniscate, is other-worldly, with nearly angelic layers of vocals and trailing effects that descends into chaotic Bowie-esque wanderings. A more cerebral journey than most, this record requires an open mind and more than a few listens to sink in. A satisfying daydream that feels like an acid trip, but a pleasant one nonetheless. Vinyl Williams plays Los Globos with HOTT MT on Wednesday, February 20. - Jacqueline Caruso