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PREMIERE: The Flusters Release “When Will Then Be Now”

The Flusters are back with the release of their new album “Dreamsurf,” a collection of the very first songs written by The Flusters which combines 7 tracks from their previously-released EP “Extended Play No. 1” and previously-released single “Everyday Dreaming”  with 6 new, unreleased tracks. The first half of the album was recorded in North Hollywood, CA at Ready Mix Studios in 2016 and the second half in Glendale, CA at Comp-NY in 2017. All tracks were mixed in Palm Desert, CA by Will Sturgeon. They were mastered by Carl Saff of Saff Mastering & Mark Chalecki of Little Red Book Mastering. The name of the album, “Dreamsurf” aptly describes the sound: Dreamy, washy, surfy guitars mixed with driving retro pop tempos layered with gentle vocal delivery with tinges of grunge, post rock and analog synth soundscapes. The album, originally meant to be 2 EP’s, was written and arranged so that each song has a corresponding “mirror track” which can be thought of as  sort of a “Sonic Rorschach”. The Flusters plan on releasing special edition vinyl 45’s with corresponding “mirror tracks” as A & B sides. The album is heavily influenced by paranormal phenomena, specifically UFO and Alien Abduction. The album references Amalgamated Flying Saucer Club Of America zines from the 50’s and 60’s and directly references the writings of Bob Renaud, famed Alien contactee.

Today, we are teaming up with the band for premiere of their first single, “When Will Then Be Now.” The track is filled with haunting harmonies that blends perfectly with the slow-paced mix of Folk and Pop in the veins of late Take That, Bob Dylan and The Lumineers.

Palm Desert, CA-based indie rock quartet The Flusters dub their style Dreamsurf: Washy, surfy guitar licks layered with driving, retro pop tempos and gentle vocal delivery.

The Flusters formed in late 2015 and shortly after, were invited to play Coachella Arts & Music Festival 2016 and Echo Park Rising 2016 both before releasing their debut EP later that year. They were named “Best Local Band” twice (2015 & 2017) by CV Independent  and named “Best Live Performance Band” in 2016 by CV Weekly. In 2017, backed by a successful crowdfunding campaign, The Flusters completed a 22-city National tour, recorded 7 new tracks and released an official music video for their single “Everyday Dreaming” named “Best Single” by CV Weekly in 2018.

The Flusters’ main influence is actually a single song: “After Dark” by Tito Y Tarantula which was featured the Robert Rodriguez film “Dusk Till Dawn” during Salma Hayek’s famous “Snake Dance” scene. Other influences include: Roy Orbison, Dick Dale, The Pixies, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Smiths.

The Flusters have spent most of 2018 playing shows (the most notable being Rhythm Wine & Brews w/ Stone Temple Pilots, The Psychedelic Furs & She Wants Revenge) and preparing for the release of their debut LP, “Dreamsurf”, slated to release early 2019 with an official music video for their new single, “When Will Then Be Now?” followed by a National Tour with stops in Mexico. Members include: Dougie VanSant (Vocals/ Guitar) Danny White (Guitar) Mario Estrada (Bass) Daniel Perry (Drums) Listen to The Flusters on Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora or visit their website the flusters.com

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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