presented by Part Time Punks + Felte



credit: Olivia Lee

Pink Thoughts

Formed by Gray Tolhurst, Jeremie Ruest, Justin Oronos, and Lauren Grubb in 2017, the band meshes the crushingly loud guitars and hushed vocals of 90’s shoegaze with the urgency and mechanical rhythms of post-punk. Their debut single was recorded and produced at New Improved Recording in Oakland, California by Alexis Berthelot (Gojira, Wolfgang Tillmans, Enablers) in late 2017. Following their debut on February 2018 at Part Time Punks in Los Angeles, Topographies has been making a name for themselves in the California post-punk and shoegaze scene with frequent shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. They are currently working with Monte Vallier (Houses of Heaven, Weekend, Waxx Idols) on an upcoming EP anticipated for May 2019 with their sights set on further touring. This will be their first SXSW, accompanied by a West Coast and Southwest tour.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: San Francisco, CA
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Dream Pop
Event Type: Showcase