AND A MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS TO YOU! We do not hate Christmas music, but we do not like buttloads of it starting the instant our tryptophan naps wear off. This Damn World presents to you our first gift this holiday
AND A MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
We do not hate Christmas music, but we do not like buttloads of it starting the instant our tryptophan naps wear off. This Damn World presents to you our first gift this holiday season: 30 Days of Damn Good Tunes. Every day for the next 30 days, we will release three songs; one from Dom, one from Jenn, and one from Aya. They will be posted to our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram daily. At the end of the month, we’ll release the playlist on Spotify so you can jam your way right into 2016.
And for more damn good tunes…
Our first episode of TDW Unplugged was really exciting for all of us. We first heard about
back when Kate joined the team. She immediately started raving about this awesome band she works for, and we obviously said yes, we’d love to meet them. The guys walked into our studio with cool clothes, gorgeous instruments, and long, flowing locks (except for one, and then Aya and Jenn were like, “Is this guy new, or lost?”)
Some might think five is a lot for a band, but each brings their own spirit to the jams. Julian Gervasi charms the vocals and plucks soothing melodies from his guitar. Craig Jacobs coaxes a symphony of rhythms from his many drums. Mazin Jamal swims through the songs with percussion and additional vocals. Jack Sundquist is small on spoken words but monumental in his bass guitar additions. Jesse Elkin Rubin ties it all together with the soulful hum of his golden saxophone.
Together, they aim to provide a healing presence with their music and to spread a message of love. The band describes their relationship as polyamorous, in that they all have love for each other and individually strive to create love through their songs. (Caution: beware of “spiritually transmitted diseases.”)
Hands down, the hardest gig ever played has been Ruby Skye- up at an ungodly hour of the morning and playing before most of the world was even awake. The best was Paradise Backyard Vol. 1, an event hosted by Kate, Julian, and several others as an appreciation of freedom, open minds and connection. According to Aya, it was one of the chilliest settings with the most open and creative people.
Loco Tranquilo’s music is perfect for kicking back, closing your eyes, and soaking up the universe’s positive energy, whether you’re with your friends or taking a moment alone to realign. Listen to their songs on SoundCloud and follow their social media on Facebook and Instagram.