On Saturday, Feb. 25, Beached Miami is presenting a tri-county showcase on the Electric Pickle’s soothing back patio with Sumsun from West Palm Beach, Can’t Stop and The State Of from Miami, and Honey Train from Fort Lauderdale. DJs Rich Medina, Tim Green, Brad Strickland, and William Renuart will also be on hand to man the decks indoors. For full details on the show, visit the Facebook event page. Here are a few words about each of the bands.
Sumsun: Spearheaded by West Palm Beach native Judson Rodgers, Sumsun creates electronic soundscapes with a chillwave palette that transport listeners to a land where the rain is warm and everyone dances. In 2011, Sumsun opened for Neon Indian and Sleigh Bells.
Can’t Stop: Led by filmmaker and Animal Tropical/PLAINS drummer Jorge Rubiera, Can’t Stop is currently recording a follow-up to its excellent debut LP, Neighborhood, and will be premiering new material at Saturday’s show. The following video is from Can’t Stop’s Neighborhood release show at Sweat Records last year.
The State Of: The Miami duo of Stephanie Taylor (lead vocals, piano, synth) and Nabedi Osorio (vocals, drums) are economical composers with a dramatic sound. Their music bursts with sorrow and anger as it moves across the pop rock spectrum with moody rhythm. In this video, made by David Benhaim, the duo is playing “I Know” in a Los Angeles club.
Honey Train: Newcomers from Ft. Lauderdale, Honey Train rides an old style with authenticity and flare. Their eight-track 2011 demo features a collection of scuzzy garage jams, including “Yo Toad/Deepness”, which snagged #35 on the Top 50 SoFla Songs of 2011 list.
As you can hear, we’re in for a night of damn good SoFla music under the stars. To RSVP for the show, visit the Facebook event page. See you Saturday!