Los Angeles-based indie pop rockers Their Wedding took the stage at Lot 1 Cafe in Echo Park on July 30th for the release of their new EP called Wine EP on vinyl via True Grit Records. It was a hot little room where fans and friends, both new and old alike, shuffled into the space to celebrate the special achievement.
Michael Paul Escanuelas & Al Hernandez, former members of another fantastic and very underrated LA band The Motel Life, founded Their Wedding last year immediately releasing their well-received Take EP. Since then, their style has evolved from the earlier Bon Iver-inspired sound to something entirely their own. The band has grown to a trio which includes Al’s talented wife Celese on additional vocals and bass. For this particular live performance former Wolves drummer Ryan Ohanessian helped round out a proper full band experience. I must say the additions have really helped develop the sound of Their Wedding’s live performance.
It was a fun show, and as always Michael’s hilarious on-stage banter made me laugh and feel truly part of the intimate setting. The vibe was very relaxed, with subtle white Christmas lights creating a warm feeling of watching the performance in someone’s living room. They played Wine EP in from start to finish and closed the evening with two Take EP standouts, “Hiding” and “Want”. If you have not listened to Their Wedding, I highly suggest you check them out. They are very active online and their music can be purchased in various places on the web, streamed on Spotify, and their Soundcloud page.