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Uploaded 03/24/2012

Episode 36b: Nacosta

    Nacosta is a psychedelic folk rock band from Los Angeles, CA whose music bridges a gap between Nick Drake’s fingerpicked introspection and Sonic Youth’s in your face noise collages. Nacosta was created by brothers, Shane and Brandon Graham in 2011 and its lineup was expanded with the addition of Brent Rowley and Kévin Baudouin in fall 2011 and Rafi Pena in 2012.
Shane, who received his Bachelor’s of Music degree from CA State University, Northridge in May 2011, plays drums and percussion in Nacosta, drawing his drumming influences from jazz and experimental music genres. Brandon, Nacosta’s lyricist, singer and guitarist, studied music composition at the same university and draws his influences from folk, ambient and psychedelic music. Nacosta’s harmony laden, textured psychedelic rock sound is a nod to the vocal harmony driven music of the 60’s and the shoegaze, effects-heavy music of the 90’s-00’s.
In September 2011, after months of recording, Nacosta self-released their debut EP, “Wilderness City,” on their own record label, Ancient Conductor Records. In March 2012, Nacosta will release their second EP and go on a southwest tour to Austin for SXSW.
Stephen K. Peeples    “House Blend” host, writer and co-producer Stephen K. Peeples is a Grammy-nominated record producer (“Monterey International Pop Festival,” 1992), award-winning radio writer-producer (“The Lost Lennon Tapes,” 1988-1990) and veteran record company executive (Capitol, Elektra/Asylum, Rhino). A Canyon Country resident since early 1988, Peeples wrote about the SCV music scene for The Signal newspaper in 2004-2006 and was Managing Editor of the My Santa Clarita community website in 2006-2007. He was The Signal’s Online Editor and social media manager from October 2007 to May 2011. In 2009 he was honored when was named “Best Website” by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. A jazz and rock drummer since he was 12, Peeples was a member of the underground West L.A. garage band Peaking Duck from 1977-2008. In 2010, he co-founded the SCV-based jazz quartet RainTree.
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