Monday, June 13, 2011

Show Preview - Guards - Brillobox - 6/15/11 - Concert Preview - Pittsburgh

Guards will be opening for Cults at the Brillobox this Wednesday, 6/15. While Cults has been getting massive blog buzz, Guards isn't far behind. They are touring behind their new self titled EP which you can find here. They play 60s pop riffs with lo-fi guitar buzz. Both the melodies and lyrics are playful which accomodate their sound well. Richie James Follin leads the band based out of NYC. Originally from Southern California, he was the previous band lead for indie band Willowz and is the brother of Cults member Madeline Follin.

GUARDS - Resolution of One by 3 Syllables Records

Guards was formed in New York City when Richie James Follin returned from a European tour to a recording studio with nothing in it but a broken electric 12 string guitar and an omnichord. He wrote and recorded a few songs for his little sister to sing on, but ended up singing on the songs himself. He enlisted the help of his friends (Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, James Richardson of MGMT, Loren Shane Humphrey of Willowz) and family (Madeline Follin of Cults) to guest on some songs and they spread the word without his knowledge via twitter and the internet. Then, he decided to give the songs away for free.

GUARDS - I See it Coming by 3 Syllables Records

Show is scheduled to begin at 9:30p with doors opening at 9p.

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