Lespecial at The Acoustic
lespecial are back in Black Rock for a springtime rager!! This go around they are bringing Cycles from Colorado along for the ride!!
Hailed as a breakthrough act to watch in 2017, lespecial, based in Boston and upstate New York, have established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. Disguised as an average power trio from Boston, lespecial creeps around corners and reaches into the darkest depths of the absurd. lespecial is meticulous, creative and defiant; eclectic, multi-talented and driven. The band prides itself in extending the boundaries of musical ability, rebelliously laying waste to the limits of popular music. (Ragin Randy Entertainment) Labeled with such unique descriptions as dark future groove or death funk to trance metal or haunted house party music, it is tough to put ones finger on this dangerous and determined trifectas distinct sound. A lespecial set brings their signature blend of psychedelic metal infused funk along with deep, thumping synths and 808s that will have your hips swaying as quick as your head banging. From the bands origins as three friends in high school in the woods of Connecticut who shared a passion for building unique instruments and hitting them with drum sticks, through studying music at a collegiate level to now running their own music school and studio, The Music Cellar, in Millerton NY, Jonny Grusauskas (guitar/synth/sampler/percussion/vocals), Luke Bemand (bass/synth/percussion) and Rory Dolans (drums/samples) unique chemistry is what gives them their incomparable personality.
Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many, many more, Cycles fuses an eclectic blend of genres to produce a truly unique and cohesive sound. Although only two years old, Cycles have over 200 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.
The first full-length album, Vacation, is out now. After releasing two DIY EPs recorded in their basement within the first year of the bands existence, the guys were eager to do some work in a real studio. Recorded at Mountain Star Studio in Blackhawk, CO, Vacation captures the current sound and direction of the band. This album presents the listener with an accurate representation of Cycles uniquely dark and heavy sound, catchy hooks, and exceptional musicianship.
The Acoustic (View)
2926 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605