LSD & The Search For God, The Stargazer Lilies

LSD & The Search For God

The Stargazer Lilies

Sun, April 28, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

LSD & The Search For God
LSD & The Search For God
SD and the Search for God have become a cult band in their own right. Their sound weaves heavily around the shoegaze genre with both front-man Andy Liszt and guitarist, Chris Fifield congregating about 50 effects pedals between them, this positioned the duo as both elegant dancers as well as musicians - it was a real multi-discipline art.

As LSD and the Search for God took to the stage, faces curiously gazed upwards as the mass of effects pedals and musical equipment was packed tightly onto a stage that held five of the members of the group. Swirling jitters began to emerge from Fifield’s amplifier before the group came crashing in behind it, hurtling through tracks from the new EP. Songs such as ‘(I Don’t Think We Should) Take It Slow’ demonstrated their accuracy in finding the groove and the ease as to which LSD could capture the crowd’s imagination and attention. Bodies swayed in time with the gentle, fuzzy washes that wrapped their loving arms around you, it was a hazy red wine moment that was ultimately so immersive it had the potential to transport you to other realms.

The set bended and warped through psychedelic bliss, fuzzy wah effects shaked and vibrated the volume and sound of the guitars, every movement, tap and shimmy on-stage was essential, demonstrating the exceptionally careful musicianship of the duo. Songs such as ‘Starting Over’ evidenced the sensitive, delicate approach that LSD can often take.

Crazed and incensed punters at the front of the crowd dictated spaces to writhe themselves around in, one chap took to taking his top off, letting his spilling gut loose and continuing to throw his head towards the monitor, just incase it was not loud enough. It’s characters like this that make gigs so exciting, he personified the cultish appeal that LSD have and put some real endearment into the show.

LSD and the Search for God came about and then instantly descended into obscurity allowing them to be every hipster’s hard-on. What they proved tonight though was their utter worth and credit to the shoegaze genre, they add their own, distinct flavour on a genre that can often be so overwhelmed with try-hards. After meeting them as a group afterwards, a perfect way to summarise is to mirror the words of Liszt and yell, “Right on, LSD!”

Tom Churchill, Brighton's Finest

"The San Franciscans’ washed-out guitarscapes and affectionate, blanket-warm melodies resemble My Bloody Valentine jamming with Yo La Tengo."
--The Big Takeover

"It was a night of exceptional intrigue and quite literally, an other-worldly performance. The set bended and warped through psychedelic bliss. Crazed and incensed punters at the front of the crowd dictated spaces to writhe themselves around in, one chap took to taking his top off, letting his spilling gut loose and continuing to throw his head towards the monitor, just incase it was not loud enough."
--Brighton's Finest

"Heaven Is a Place is a long-awaited sermon for the faithful, and a blazing induction for new converts."
--Pop Matters, "10 Best Shoegaze and Dream Pop Albums of 2016"

"Magical pop that could inspire one to take meds without a perscription."
--Autopia Music

"Dreamy indie-warp."
--San Francisco Chronicle, "Pop Beat"

"Awesome indie psych/shoegaze. A poppier My Bloody Valentine or a more opiated Sonic Youth."
--Robotic Empire (Richmond, VA)

"LSD and the Search for God are the rightful inheritors of the more coherent side of My Bloody Valentine and the more experimental, noisy side of Luna."
--Real Detroit Weekly

"An absolute treat for lovers of all things shoegazey and dreamy. Superb."
--Road Records. Dublin, Ireland

"Psychedelic shoegazers..."
--SF Weekly

"Beautiful guitar-based gems delightfully reminiscent of the early Creation Records sound."
--Mind Expansion Records

"This impressive debut EP sounds just as epic as their name."
--The Deli Magazine, "CD of the Month"

"A full-on shoegazer assault of crazed guitar sounds coupled with ethereal male/female vocals. It's an excellent remedy for those who still miss Ride, MBV, Chapterhouse...."
--Losing Today
The Stargazer Lilies
The Stargazer Lilies
Kim Field and John Cep are - in studio - The Stargazer Lilies. A unit in marriage, long time - blissing as a song writing team with a rich and romantic, cutting edge presence in the musical ocean of the indie dream pop, shoegaze, ambient and psychedelic scene. They released three albums, aiding in the resurrection of shoegaze, as their former band, Soundpool. They then stripped down from the larger ensemble to create a more intimate, pulsating - primal project and released 3 full length albums as The Stargazer Lilies on Graveface Records. They have also collaborated with Part Time Punks LA for a full length live recorded album which was released exclusively on Casa del Puente Discos/South America. They toured South America, The U.S. and Europe extensively around these releases. They are currently working on their next album which is being produced by Tobacco and will be released on his label, Rad Cult. They a good portion of 2018 on tour supporting indie psychedelic legends, Black Moth Super Rainbow. Live, the duo morph into a power trio with the addition of a Cari Gee on drums. Expect an intensely dynamic, ethereal - yet explosive, emotional, mind - altering, face - melting concert experience.
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/