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Elektric Voodoo @ Zoo Bar
September 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elektric Voodoo is a new band from San Diego, CA that blends afrobeat, deep space blues, and psychedelic rock & roll into rhythmically charged 4 to 7 minute songs that end up being neither genre or era specific. This 5 piece ensemble is centered around the drums, percussion, and bass as all of the songs were built on driving rhythms that are undeniably propulsive. On top of this beat heavy foundation layers of guitars, vintage keyboards, and undefinable sounds swirl and build into emotional peaks and hypnotic drones.
The band was started by Scott Tournet (formerly of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Blues & Lasers, Solo) who recorded the album in makeshift studios around San Diego. After recording the the majority of the record he met some likeminded musicians that turned this recording project into a proper band. The group consists of Ty Kiernan (percussion), Matt Bozzone (drums), Ben Moore (keyboards), and Evan Lucas (bass).
The lyrics drift in and out, touching on a number of different emotions and moods while the common theme seems to be the push and pull between two varying entities. The characters and perspective shift in a way that sometimes the relationship is between the narrator and the unknown (Echo), a girl and her boyfriend who is out of town for the weekend (Boyfriend), a friend giving a friend who is on a losing streak advice (Expectation), to one character telling another that they’ve gone over the edge (The Other Side).