MP3 Lazy Preacher - Astral Project into a Time Machine
Poetic acoustic acid rock
13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, FOLK: Political
Matt Leroy: vocals, rhythm guitar
Josh Bessom: upright bass, vocals, flute, percussion
Demian Talmo: lead guitar, vocals, percussion
Style: Melody-driven, acoustic alt. rock with plenty of harmonies and some psychedelia thrown in. Emphasis on songcraft.
Inspirations and influences: Beck; The Beatles; Lou Reed; The Flaming Lips; Pink Floyd; Kristin Hersh; Medeski, Martin & Wood; REM.
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California.
Bassist Josh Bessom and guitarist Demian Talmo formed the band Drunk with Buddha (along with The Aislers Set''s Yoshi Nakamoto) when they were sixteen years old. Their folk/blues/rock virtuoso continued to grow in later Orange County bands Eating of the Mouse and Skippity Joe.
Josh and Matt Leroy played in the psychedelic jam-rock band Wonderland Junk for years. Junk arranged and played dozens of shows that helped to create a local music scene that was more open. . .and they performed with bands like Sublime and Real Big Fish. Matt played guitar and wrote/sang Junk''s songs, while Josh played flute (he took over as bassist when bandmate Long Nguyen from The Nuckle Brothers moved north). Junk released a warmly-received album on CD entitled Manifest Destiny (1997) that received airplay on community and college radio stations in California.
Lazy Preacher''s members have been a part of the musical landscape of California for over a decade. The years of songwriting, rehearsing, recording and performing (from San Francisco to San Juan Capistrano) have provided a solid musical foundation. Now, with the new collaboration between Matt and Demian, their experience has a new vehicle of expression. Their debut album is called Astral Project into a Time Machine