Broncho, Billy Changer

Parade of Flesh presents


Billy Changer

Son of Stan

Sun, September 17, 2017

7:00 pm

Club Dada

Dallas, TX

$15 (tickets also available at the door)

This event is all ages

Blasted grassland, the thin ribbon line of the freeway
unspooling beneath wheels, skies stretched wide
between mountaintop. It is dream music, foggy,
atmospheric, the melodies you hear while you gazing
out through fingerprint smeared windows into a
constantly moving, metamorphing - landscape….
It makes sense then, that BRONCHO, born out of out a
film project, its initial incarnation sparked when
founder Ryan Lindsey was asked to create music, “to
set to an early 80s punk film.” “That’s all I knew about
it,” he remembers, “they were looking for songs that
touched this era. And songs kept coming to me and
turned something on inside of me artistically.” Lindsey
found himself in the midst of prolific run of songs and
he liked the idea “of starting out there and seeing
where it could go.”
What’s evolved from those first tracks there has been a
steady run of success, critical accolades and two fulllength
albums; 2011’s Can't Get Past the Lips,
2014’s Just Enough Hip to Be Woman. And beneath it all
– the music has been constantly mutating and
ceaselessly experimental. From that first inception as a
soundtrack in 2010, BRONCHO has taken on a life of its'
own – initial inspiration still there, but now pushing far
beyond the stiff confines of score. And what began as
an ode to ramshackle, high-energy early punk has
become something deeper, weirder, and much more
nuanced. The undercurrent of early 1980 punk is still
there, but The Ramones pogo has been replaced more
often by a kind of Love and Rockets inspired, honeyed,
cotton-mouthed drift.
Double Vanity is Lindsey and band mates Ben King,
Nathan Price and Penny Pitchlynn steadily moving
ahead, transforming the raw angst of the first record
into a sound decidedly more layered and
complex. Tracks like “New Karma" or “Two Step" riff off
the later explorations of punk, culling up refracted
images of John Hughes prom nights, love songs echoing
from a boom box held high. "Jenny Loves Jenae" and
"Speed Demon" strut with an when 80s met 50s swagger,
discord transformed into a jagged, frenetic pop.
"Señora Borealis" is all bad boy sneer - sensual, moody,
with a sly and predatory swagger. "I Know You" is
simultaneously infectious and brooding, somehow both
exalting and heartsick.
The result is a record that veers gleefully from
BRONCHO’s roots, moving from graffiti spray backrooms
into a sleeker, plusher sound, a place bright with the
polished gleam of chrome and bleached white
sunlight. Close your eyes and what you feel is the raw
wound pulse of adolescence, what you see behind your
lids is suburban shopping mall wastelands, glazed eyes,
dead grass, lips glossed in bubblegum pink. There is the
burst chest thump of teenage longing, the smell of
hairspray and cigarette. There is glow of neon and the
glint of streetlight rolling across hood.
Double Vanity evokes a shared nostalgia, for the past
and for the unknown future, as BRONCHO takes a turn
off the wide freeways and into a world of intimate,
intricate - but always universal - emotion.
Billy Changer
Billy Changer
Musician, songwriter, and recording engineer originally from Calabasas, CA, now living and recording music at Lolipop Records in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA. Bass player in Corners.
Son of Stan
Son of Stan
Son of Stan is the solo project and band of songwriter Jordan Richardson (Drummer for Ben Harper, Ringo Starr). The creative debut album is set for release in 2013 and was produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) and shocases a unique, psychedelic style that Richardson calls "Divorce Pop".

The sound of his forthcoming album, due for release in 2013, though hard to pinpoint, range in influence from the darker side of 80's pop such as Joe Jackson, Phil Collins, R. Stevie Moore, (and even Hall and Oates) to more, even heavier, stonier psychedelic nods.

Richardson told Dallas based blog Central Track: "It's a little difficult to describe the sound of it, but there is a definite aesthetic goal in mind with the record. There are a lot of songs from my childhood in the mid 80's that when I hear now they give me a totally unsettling feeling (songs I refer to as "divorce pop", though my parents remain happily married) and remind me of the pains of being dragged around by my mom on hot Saturday afternoons in 1989, to a weird strip mall women's clothing store called 'Show Off Fashion'. I want to make songs that convey that feeling and mood. "North Texas Unsettling Childhood Memory Pop". or maybe "Divorce Pop". The song "Corsica" is definitely about that, I think. Both sonically and in subject matter... I dunno. Its weird and you can dance to it, but I hope it makes you feel a little funny.
Venue Information:
Club Dada
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX, 75226