Lost Monarchs, Social Spit, The Sleepwalkers, Sacha Boutros Trio, Bill Walton and Electric Waste Band
Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., Nov. 14
RIYL: Boris, Codeine, Jawbreaker, Ride
Inception: Chula Vista, 2015
Ex-Band Members: Julio Machado, undetermined
Influences: Ride, Cocteau Twins, the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Kill Hannah, Lush, Maps, Ringo Deathstarr, Boris, Sleep, Codeine, Jawbreaker, Slowdive
Based in Chula Vista, shoegaze outfit Of Ennui that at one time featured Christian Cate, Brian Strauss, and Julio Machado. They released their debut EP All Things Bad & Mean in September 2016.
A five-song EP called Tone Poems was digitally released via SpiceyBoi in 2018 (followed by CD and vinyl editions), signaling a lineup change with Julio Machado out and new members Angus Garcia (bass, vocals) and Indigo Machado (drums).
The album artwork and vinyl packaging were designed by Strauss. "The term Tone Poems is an orchestral composition that flows as a continuous movement, meant to convey narrative progression through dynamic, sweeping, melodic changes," he says. "We chose the title to compliment the complexity and rhythmic nuances of our songs, as well as to highlight their poignant lyrical content."