Mar 14, 2024

12:00am – 12:40am CT

Las Perlas

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Wednesday, March 13at Las Perlas

semiwestern is an indie band from Texas consisting of Ty Bohrnstedt and Daniel Gonzalez. Their creative undertaking took root in their childhood, as they crossed paths as aspiring tennis players competing in national junior tournaments around the country. They would later reunite in their 20s, sparking a musical connection that would become the foundation of semiwestern. With influences ranging from Grandaddy, Pinback and Elliott Smith to Built To Spill and Sonic Youth, semiwestern weaves a charmingly unpolished and emotive sound that is heavily informed by DIY ethos. Formerly known as The Vliets, they opened for notable artists such as Alex G, DIIV, Elvis Depressedly, and Frankie Rose. semiwestern’s 2022 saw the release of single ‘velvet sea’ and a cover of Charli XCX’s ‘constant repeat.’ A self titled full length album was released in September 2023 on Spirit Goth Records.

"..sounds like if Elliott Smith made shoegaze" - Stereogum

“..consistently releasing stellar tracks that encompass a wide variety of sub-genres and influences.” - Earmilk

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Rockwall, TX, United States
Indie Rock
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