Gabriel Luis Perez used to perform as a circus clown. The New Mexico native moved to Texas to make music and DJ in the mid 90s, where he inadvertently fell into playing music for circus performers. In making music for these small time performers he started to take to the community and lifestyle, and started traveling with the circus, eventually becoming one of its comedic acts.
Luke Pelletier and his friends John and Matt (the See Ya Laters of Alligator Kid & The See Ya Laters) just released their debut album "Never Ganna Mellow Out," a "goofy-surfy-indie-pop record about girls, friends, systems of being taken advantage of while simultaneously taking advantage of other people, and being a generally self-destructive person." amadeus consensus: it's awesome.
Setting soft and supple nudes and unorthodox portraits against seemingly textured backgrounds, Haines utilizes the tension between abstraction and realism to appease his own inner dichotomies and create art that expresses emotional complexities.