Julien-K

Julien-K

Sat, August 11, 2018

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

$0.00

This event is all ages

Julien-K
Julien-K
Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck have been musical partners for 15+ years. During their
time together they have weaved in and out of mainstream music like a constantly
evolving musical fashion house. In the late 90's they were responsible for massive
radio and sales hits such as "Blind" (Korn), "Blue Monday"," Stitches", and "Fiction"
(Orgy), and recently "Crawl Back In" and "Let Down" (Dead By Sunrise with their pal
Chester Bennington). After enjoying years of traditional music business success, they have spent the last 10 years methodically moving away from the mainstream
approach that put them on the map, opting to carefully steer their fans in a new
direction, towards their new independent alternative electro rock project Julien-K –
which sounds more at home with the likes of modern acts such as M83, The Kills,
LCD Soundsystem, The Naked and Famous, Empire of the Sun, and even the Black
Keys (see Derakh's sleazy electro-blues guitar playing on "We're Here With You").

2009 saw the long awaited release of “Death to Analog” which included long time
collaborators Anthony “Fu” Valcic and Brandon Belsky in the studio with Belsky and
drummer Elias Andra rounding out the live show. After Belsky and Andra’s 2010
departure, Julien-K’s studio line up solidified as the trio of Derakh, Shuck and Valcic, while collaborations with electronic music innovators such as Bryan Black (Motor,Black Asteroid), Sharooz, Z-Listers, and others revved up the writing phase of 2012’s sophomore “We’re Here With You”. The touring cycle that followed saw the band hit Europe several times; the south-west US; festivals as far and wide as Hildesheim, Utrecht and Vladivostok; and many sold out shows in their native LA.

In July 2014 Julien-K launched it’s third album concept with a 3 song prelude to an
ambitious double album-concept-esthetic-movement calling it “California Noir”. The CA_Noir spirit was given a visual representation in November 2014 with the release of the haunting video for the title track, showcasing their struggle to discover the meaning of the California dream.

The concept continued with the wildly successful early 2015 Indiegogo campaign and subsequent release of the first chapter: “California Noir: Analog Beaches and Digital Cities”.

Julien-K is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on chapter 2: “California
Noir: Nightlife in Neon”
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/