The Ex-Optimists with Brand New Hearts, A Sundae Drive, and LUCA
August 31 @ 7:00 pm
Pop songs played with guitars plugged into amps turned up way too loud to get over a drummer who hits them too hard, hollered to be heard.
Between dueling guitars and heavy hitting drums Brand New Hearts brings back feelings of good old rock n roll with late 90’s early 2000’s feeling.
A Sundae Drive
Free Press Houston says about the bands new album “Versailles is not the result of a band changing direction as much as it’s just growth from a four piece who seems to have truly found their strongest points and offered them up as a collective thought. The build up of the tracks, the use of Garcia more as lead vocalist, and the distant feeling of the songs before they come together and explode into something new here is the band at their best and most progressive.”
As is the case with many bands, LUCA began in an ostensibly unpresumptuous manner, a group of friends getting together to play music. After a while, the members of LUCA realized they had something special. In 2018, LUCA self-released their sophomore album You’ll Never be at Peace With This, a matured and polished album chalk full of catchy choruses and interesting guitar riffs reminiscent of the post-punk, emo sound of the early 2000s.