L.A. Native Gavin is a fearless performer.
A trained dancer, blossoming songwriter and captivating vocalist, Gavin is a triple threat of an artist whose musical career has only just begun. Discovered by the first lady of Brainfeeder, TOKiMONSTA, Gavin has lent her voice to several tracks on TOKi’s Creature Dreams EP, including its lead single, “Little Pleasures.” The single has been a recent favorite on KCRW and a number of independent radio stations across the country; Prefix Magazine praises this collaboration: “Little Pleasures is the clearest success… Turek wraps herself around a gently oscillating boom-bap – delectably dusty, and utterly tranquilizing.”
Yes, she’s come a long way from the days of making beats and writing music in her college dorm room. Back then, Gavin didn’t necessarily plan on sharing her music with the rest of the world. She says, “Writing was simply my emotional outlet so I started making music on my laptop. That led to my sister posting some of it online, which then led to working with incredible producers and the start of an album.” As she continues to experiment with different musical textures and sounds, Gavin finds inspiration from a myriad of life experiences including some months spent absorbing the sights and sounds of Ghana and India. Certainly, her work with TOKiMONSTA and the latter’s electronic medium have also found their place in Gavin’s developing sound.
the Pocket Rockets: The Pocket Rockets (the name is arbitrary in its meaning, coined just for the sake of a band name) started off playing in a small bed room in East Los Angeles, California. At the beginning, since it being the first band many of the members had joined, the trio produced innocent, and minimalist sounds. Ralph, Lyndon, and Chris have know each other most of there lives through the attendance of the same schools and decided to start a band in the summer before sophomore year of high school. Through the years though, the band developed their sound through a combination of experimental guitar sounds, catchy bass rifts, and, simultaneously, steady and fluctuating drum beats, though still retaining that innocence so many bands loose through their development. Their music consist of many inspirations, mixing in varying inspirations of each member into a collective, unified, and spacey sound. Inspirations range from bands like Interpol, The Strokes and even The Misfits. Their inspirations, though, do not register in their music, at least not at the surface. They have a spacey sounds with echoes of arcade videogames’ soundtracks. You can label their sound as uncanny, in the sense that it sounds both unfamiliar and familiar at times. The Pocket Rockets where one of the first bands, although do not get much credit for this, to change the East Los Angeles backyard scene from being an absolute domain to punk and thrash bands, creating an environment where the Indie bands where accepted, praised, and flourished. In their short existence the band managed to get many notable shows and radio play on the now defunked Indie 103.1, featured "Next Wave" artist on MHz's Strictly Global, and a set on KXLU's Neuz Pollution through word of mouth. Now the Pocket Rockets have recently had a chance to share their music and experience through the release of their debut EP “Golden Gloves 1902” released through the newly established SONATÅ CANTATÅ Records, headed by producer Jon Siebels of Eve 6 and formerly of Monsters Are Waiting.