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ROBY BEHRENS - Guitar/Vocals  |  MARC CAVIGLI - Guitar/Vocals  |  LUCAS ATON - Drums/Vocals  |  JORDAN JONES - Bass


Sounds.

 

sights.

 
 

press.

“The focus is — as it was before — on lyrics… …specifically creating elaborate stories in their songs (hence the title of the record, Story Rock). But musically the group has changed. Their tunes are less They Might Be Giants and more a combination of power-pop, dark cabaret, and indie-experimental. These guys play with a lot of exciting, driving energy, but they’re still just as brainy, funny and ironic as ever.”
— Aaron Carnes, Santa Cruz Good Times
“Since 2009, guitarists Roby Behrens and Marc Cavigli have written tales of terror, sorrow, and ghoulish delight set to addictive, pop melodies with a folk flair. This is the music Weezer would be writing if Rivers Cuomo was raised on Americana and H.P. Lovecraft.”
— Mat Weir, Love Your Local Band

Shows.

 

Future.

July 19th - The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz

Past.

California tour (Ventura, San Diego, LA, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Santa Cruz) - June 2018

Santa Cruz, SC Music Festival - Mar 2018

Santa Cruz, w. Magic Giant - Nov 2017

San Jose, w. Life Size Models - Sept 2017

Santa Cruz, w. Band of Heathens - Jul 2017

San Francisco, w. EagleWolfSnake - Jul 2017

San Francisco, w. We Arsons - Jun 2017

Santa Cruz, w. Feed Me Jack - Apr 2016

Santa Cruz, w. Fade-Up Fade-Out Bye-Bye - Jan 2016


about.

We’re a 4-human indie rock band hailing from the sunny shores of Santa Cruz, California. The band has gone through several mutations before becoming what it is today. It started as a folksy, acoustic duo with only two guitars and has since transformed into pants-shaking, earth-quaking rock. The four of us are all poets at heart, quaffing influence from other mediums of art and walks of life. 

Our songs are written with an emphasis on the stories within the lyrics. Sometimes the story is abstract and has several meanings at once like ‘Llama Sun,’ where the listener is transported between various locations and moments in time such as a safari at night or outer-space. Sometimes it follows a linear path to a climax like ‘Alchemist,’ where a female alchemist tests her poisons on her boyfriend, eventually bringing about his demise.

We're about to release our second album and couldn't be more excited. We hope your ears are interested in checking out Llama Star soon!


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