Amoeba Hollywood - March 19th @ 6:00pm
L.A.'s own Liily celebrate their new EP, I Can Fool Anybody In This Town (Flush Records), with a live performance and signing at Amoeba Hollywood! Get your copy of the new EP at Amoeba starting March 8th.
Catch them at The Roxy on March 9th.
Liily are four teenagers, all 19 years old, hailing from deep in the San Fernando Valley to the edges of the Inland Empire. Their wildly frenetic shows point to a new vision for alternative and hard rock music where such things aren’t supposed to exist anymore: one that is actually a hell of a lot of fun.
Inhabiting a diverse and sprawling city where both Odd Future and Jane's Addiction somehow seem to have crossed their paths, and raised on a wildly internet culture where kids can seemingly digest the entire history of western music in a matter of months, Liily makes music that draws on all the jagged stimuli of their upbringings to make something distinctly Los Angeles in 2019. It’s suburban valley music from the future, even as it calls back to 1991.
Liily‘s debut song “Toro" is a classic early-days single with a massive shouting chorus “about fake-ass people,” according to vocalist Dylan Nash. More than any one lyric, it’s a statement of intent to go along with their live shows. “We like our music to make people crazy,” says guitar player Sam De La Torre. “It has a lot of energy. We want to make people move. When we write something, we want it to hit really hard. If we knock people out, we’ve done our job.”
Liily’s local shows reflect that crazed manic intensity. Audiences of often underaged kids turn up to dance and absolutely tear the place apart alongside the band. Having started out playing mostly house parties and warehouses, it’s only recently that they've moved into playing nightclubs.
“What I've noticed about L.A. is that with the right bands it's very inclusive,” says Charlie Anastasis. “Everybody looks out for each other. You stay away from those people who come here and try to screw over whomever they can just to get what they want. We want our music to be based on the warmth that comes from the outskirts of this town, rather than its cold, superficial center.”