Holy Wave

Holy Wave

Pale Sun

Thu, November 1, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Holy Wave
Holy Wave
Originally formed in El Paso, Texas, Holy Wave carefully combines fluid forms of sacred surf sounds, droning riffs, and group vocals that haunt and harmonize in equal measure. The band made the move to Austin and released Knife Hits, The Evil Has Landed, and Evil Hits, a compilation featuring select tracks from the band’s prior output, and the band’s first release on The Reverberation Appreciation Society. The band’s second LP, Relax, was released in 2014 and saw the band expanding both their sound and their membership, recording for the first time as a five-piece. The band followed up Relax with Evil Hits Part II, a collection of B-sides and demos, released as a limited edition 10″ EP.
Holy Wave return with their 3rd studio LP, Freaks Of Nurture, to be released via The Reverberation Appreciation Society on March 11, 2016. Recorded at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX by Erik Wofford (Explosions In The Sky, The Black Angels, My Morning Jacket).
Holy Wave has toured extensively around the states and internationally, including support for GOAT and Psychic Ills, and festival appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Incubate, and every year at LEVITATION (formerly Austin Psych Fest) since 2011, including the upcoming 2016 edition.

“They’ve got the far-off, dreamy vocal wash of the shoegazers, but their guitars and hooks are anything but subtle, invoking the tone of early Kinks or Nuggets acts on ‘Psychological Thriller’.” – Pitchfork

“There’s a touch of melancholy lurking under all the sepia-drenched warmth, but make no mistake–this is asleep-in-the-sunlight bliss.” – Under the Radar

“It’s a garage-rock lover’s garage-rock album, unabashedly embracing of Zombies-like slacker psalms and clunky guitar manipulations.” – Paste
Pale Sun
Pale Sun
Pale Sun was formed by the steady gravitational force between Jeff Suthers, Kit Peltzel and John Rasmussen. With Jeff in Volplane and Kit in Space Team Electra, the two existed as close families, playing gigs and spending many epic and inspired years together. Time passed, those bands broke up and each continued on with other projects of varying success. Jeff with Bright Channel, Orbiteer and Pteranodon and Kit with Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Mr. Pacman and The Denver Gentlemen. It wasn't until Jeff formed Moonspeed that the two actually played together. This short-lived space rock orchestra succumbed to the pressure of organizing the eleven busy musicians' schedules. When Kit left SRRS, the two decided to join forces and Pale Sun was born. Eventually, John Rasmussen was tapped to play bass. Kit and John played in multiple bands together, including the Denver production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Joshua Novak. Their association goes way back to their college years up in Greeley, playing in different bands but always staying in touch
After all those years of playing with serious intentions, Pale Sun has taken the approach of writing and performing music for the pure love of it. It’s not about conquering the world but more about always bringing beauty, dreams and heart to the music.
Venue Information:
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209