Aan and Little Owl
Portland experimental pop band plays with S.B. indie rockers.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, 8 p.m. to midnight
Where: Muddy Waters Café, 508 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
About Aan: Bucolic Distortion. A lover’s Indian Burn. An Arctic Sun Tan. Aan’s music is both mordant and gorgeous. It is the product of a boy’s lust for companionship, isolated in the rural confines of a backwards Continental Divide. Aan is the music of someone whose love of love is ever apparent, but whose fear of it is just as strong. What comes from that love and fear is something original, modern, and br...utally honest.
Aan’s Portland, Oregon home has been the band’s sonic forum since the fall of 2006, when songwriter Bud Wilson first started recording under the bedroom moniker “Amor Ad Nauseum”. As the songs tightened and enriched, it was necessary for the outfit to expand in number. Incorporating layers of instrumentation and embracing modern mediums, the group's acerbic live performances are quickly becoming the subject of conversation.
Texas transplant Reese Lawhon and Oregon native Jon Lewis lay the foundation for Wilson's vocal gymnastics. Between the swells and low-end synthetic bursts, rich harmonies abound between the boys.
In 2010 Aan released it's first official recording, "I Could Be Girl For You". The EP found quick success among some of Portland's creative luminaries and even it's harshest critics. The release ultimately landed the group status as one of Portland's Best New Bands according to alternative weekly paper, Willamette Week. Several tours have followed in and around the Northwest. The springtime brought Aan across the country to travel up an down the east coast in support of it's latest release, the 7" single "Somewhere's Sunshine".
Aan shares a label with some of Portland's favorite musicians. Infinite Front is home to releases by Castanets, Dragging an Ox Through Water, Ghost to Falco, Ah Holly Fam'ly, Ohioan and others. With a full length scheduled for release in 2011 Aan look to be a band on the rise.
About Little Owl: We all live in a nest in Santa Barbara. We make music and we vibe hard on synths and nature.
Event posted Oct. 18, 2011
Last updated Oct. 18, 2011