San Luis Obispo, CA
Date and Time
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 9:00pm
EXTRA CLASSIC - Ready Steady, Sparrows Gate This event is 18 and over EXTRA CLASSICWebsiteMySpaceFacebookTwitterLinksIn order to capture the sonic quality of old Jamaican recordings, San Francisco's Extra Classic recorded the tunes on their forthcoming full length all-analog. This need for authenticity got the attention of Los Angeles-based Manimal Vinyl (Sister Crayon, Papercranes, Warpaint, etc), who signed the band after hearing the album. The end result is the forthcoming full length Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like A Laser Beam, out September 27th on cd, digital, and double gatefold vinyl. All songs on the album are recorded on 8-track tape along with vintage recording equipment from the 60's and 70's. As the music required much emphasis on the importance of the producer/engineer/mixer as musicians themselves, Alex and Adrianne have worked diligently to fulfill these roles and to perfect their artistic vision. As a touring/live band, Extra Classic is a five-piece band consisting of Adrianne Verhoeven (vocals/keys), Alex deLanda (bass), Josh Adams (drums), Dustin Kinsey (guitar) and David Wetzel (keys). Robin Taylor (International Creative Management) is currently booking Extra Classic. Adrianne Verhoeven played keys and sang in The Anniversary from 1997-2003. Following this, she worked on honing her singing and songwriting skills while collaborating and playing with various musicians and music projects. In 2007, Adrianne released her own album under the name "Dri", titled Smoke Rings (Range Life Records, 2007). While playing and touring throughout the U.S. in support of "Smoke Rings", Adrianne and Alex have played with bands such as Modest Mouse, The Handsome Furs, Conor Oberst, and The Fruit Bats. Alex de Landa is a songwriter/producer based out of San Francisco, whose projects have included recording and producing The Donkeys' album, Living on the Other Side (Dead Oceans, 2008). Alex played bass and engineered the acclaimed album from The Papercuts, Can't Go Back (Gnomonsong Records, 2007); he has also played bass and assistant engineered for Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. He maintains an analog recording studio in San Francisco where he has most recently recorded and produced the forthcoming Extra Classic full length. Extra Classic has recently released a 7"/45 limited-press vinyl single, "Congo Rebel b/w Version" on their own imprint/label, Nopal Records. Another limited edition 45 single from the album is currently being pressed and will be released this summer, with tour dates to follow this fall.