Hailing from Venice, California, TERRAPLANE SUN is comprised of frontman Ben Rothbard, guitarist Johnny Zambetti, bassist Cecil Campanaro, keyboardist Gabe Feenberg and drummer Lyle Riddle.
Self-described as “blues indie rock folk dance soul,” TERRAPLANE SUN blends all of that and more into a rootsy rock cocktail that defies any specific era. While their music occasionally evokes stylings of THE BLACK KEYS or PHOENIX, they’re not married to any trend or scene. It’s what happens when four-fifths of your lineup is born and bred in SoCal, pulling together just the right recipe of shared and disparate influences. Frontman Rothbard explains, “I wanted to make this a very classic, somewhat vintage-based band, where all the tones were kind of timeless, and let the songs do their thing.”
The band recently went into the studio with producer Dave Trumfio (MY MORNING JACKET, WILCO) to record their new five song EP entitled, Ya Never Know. The band looks forward to hitting the road with the new songs…giving and receiving the special energy that comes only in the concert environment. Their intense and intimate live show is just as impressive headlining clubs as it is opening for the likes of ALABAMA SHAKES or IMAGINE DRAGONS.
LA Times writes, “The Venice psych/blues rocker puts on one of the most intense live shows in the city’s local scene. It pulls from the riffage of Zeppelin and the hippy-dippy vibes of their neighborhood, but with enough California pop sunshine to make it go down easy.”