Click on the link above to read Trans Van Santos’ interview with San Francisco’s leading music blog The Bay Bridged.
“Matos’ ambling, pensive aesthetic is gorgeous and fleeting and can move you to tears. It’s such a striking and original vision that it’s hard to believe that no one has ever managed to sound quite like this before.” -Listening Post
“… situates himself somewhere between the amiable, sunny psychedelia of Woods and the darker, apocalyptic ramblings of mysterious, 1960s-era hermit Jonathan Halper… evokes that era when the hippie party of the late 1960s had just turned into the long hangover of the 1970s.” -Elmore Magazine
Here’s the trailer for the James Franco film I Think You Are Totally Wrong: A Quarrel with soundtrack written by Mark Matos featuring songs by Trans Van Santos, Os Beaches and Campo Bravo. The film premieres at this years DOXA Film Festival in Vancouver (April 30-March 10).
On March 18th Trans Van Santos will be debuting the Moon Mirage show and celebrating the release of The Blank Tapes produced TVS album of the same name (Moon Mirage available March 17th through Royal Oakie Records). The new TVS line up includes long time Patti Smith guitarist Oliver Ray and Catfish Daniel, virtuoso guitarist/pedal steeler of psych rock wunderkinds The Myrrors. We will be giving away awesome door prizes and taking a trip to the Dark Side Of The Moon. Please Join us! Killer shows the following week in California too! Check it out below:
MARCH 18 – HOTEL CONGRESS – TUCSON, AZ
MARCH 28 – AMNESIA MUSIC HALL – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MARCH 29 – CREPE PLACE – SANTA CRUZ, CA
more to come….
On January 28th you are invited to attend the debut performance of Trans Van Santos’ Free Folk, Spirit Jazz, Mirage Rock infused project Santos Bravo. With a line up featuring veteran rock n roll and high jazz searchers Ryne Warner (Ohioan, Castanets) and Naim Amor (Amor), plus TVS backbone Anna Jo on the traps and Keli Carpenter as female foil, this show will be like a trip to the exploratorium, a journey through the stars. Like finding love in the lightning bottle. 9PM doors and free for the people!