Dumbo Gets Mad (los angles/italy) + Sea Moya (montreal/germany)

By The Miniplex (other events)

Thursday, March 30 2023 8:00 PM 11:59 PM PDT

Dumbo Gets Mad is a psychedelic pop project based in Italy.
It has been founded at the beginning of 2011 in Los Angeles by Luca Bergomi, with the release of his debut album Elephants at the Door. The record showed a fresh approach towards a mixture of musical styles and defined the project as psychedelic pop.
The album achieved a lot of excellent reviews on the web, and the project started to create a solid fan base all over the world, thanks to its pristine sound and style.
“Plumy Tale,” the first single ever released, was nominated by Joe Tangari top 50 on Pitchfork of 2011, and “Marmalade Kids” was picked as song of the day by NPR.
After touring Italy and Europe, in 2013 a new record has been released, Quantum Leap.
This album is even more textured than the previous and it explores plenty of musical genres, resolving in a mind blowing psychedelic jam. Dumbo Gets Mad played alongside bands such as Neon Indian and Black Lips, and one of the single on this record, “Indian Food,” became massively popular, and forged a definitive coronation of the band sound.
Thank You Neil, released in 2015, is a more soulful record, inspired by American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The live recorded album shows a more elegant and minimal approach to the production and received wonderful reviews ( Stereogum, Vice, etc.). After 4 years of stop, in 2019 the new single "Makes You Fly" has been released with the French Label “Nice Guys,” in anticipation of a new full length album.
“Things Are Random And Time Is Speeding Up” has been released on February 2021, and it has solidly confirmed the psychedelic nature of the project.
At the beginning of 2020 Dumbo Gets Mad started a North American tour. After playing all along the East coast, it has unfortunately been interrupted by the pandemic and is going to be continued on March 2023.
Dumbo Gets Mad Live band will be formed by Lorenzo Rotteglia on drums, Ivan Torelli on Bass and Carlotta Menozzi on vocals.

Sea Moya is a German electronic Psychedelia band blending influences of Afro-Beat,
Krautrock with 70s psychedelic sounds and contemporary electronic music. Passing their
ideas through a chaotic system of wires, various instruments, effect pedals and analog
recording gear into the computer, where it all gets mangled, sliced up and put back
together again, it still sounds human.

After their first two EPs „Twins“ (Heist Or Hit Records, 2015) and „The Baltic States“ (Heist
Or Hit / Humming Records, 2016) Sea Moya released their first LP „Falmenta“ via Golden
Brown Records (USA) and Majestic Casual Records (ROW). Recorded in a reclusive cabin in
the Italian Alps, “Falmenta” was a result of total withdrawal from everyday life, the
distraction of technology and any influence from outsiders. But not without a little help
from befriended musicians, like Canadian artist Thanya Iyer.

Taking these songs on the road and summing up more than 200 shows through the US,
Canada and Europe, opening for Durand Jones & The Indications, Foals, !!! (Chk Chk Chk),
Klaus Johann Grobe or Maribou State as well as playing Pop Montreal (CAN), Reeperbahn
Festival (GER), Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL) and SXSW (USA), has shaped and changed both
music and Sea Moya - allowing them to freely evolve into something else live.
If it wasn’t for recent world events, they would have probably never stopped touring. So
imagine their excitement to be able to go out and do it all again. And most importantly
finally share new music.

Doors @ 8pm. Music @ 9pm. 21+