There is a tidal wave of cross-cultural expression washing inland out of Long Beach and Rudy De Anda is at the forefront of this genre-bending, sonic re-definition of the musical melting pot. Rudy De Anda will released his debut full-length album Delay, Cadaver of a Day on June 24 via Porch Party Records.
Delay, Cadaver of a Day is the follow up to De Anda's debut EP, Ostranenie, released last year. The EP was a result of Rudy's craving to begin a solo project after fronting psych-prog group Wild Pack of Canaries. In 2013, when the band was treading on and off hiatus, De Anda started writing his own songs and was approached by one of his musical mentors, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White) to record. Lost in their effortless chemistry, the two friends setup sessions in Ikey's living room in-between his Nashville trips and his Jack White tour schedule.
Ostranenie was lauded by LA Record, DIY Magazine, Grimey Goods and MTV Iggy (RIP), who called lead single "Visions of Plumerias", "...a warm, Brian Wilson-esque pop tune that betrays every notion of Long Beach (as the home of rapper extraordinaire Snoop Dogg or the ska lords of Sublime)."
Rudy De Anda's live show is backed by a rotating cast of friends who are part of other notable projects including Crystal Antlers, Delux and Nico Yaryan. Additionally, De Anda is part of a budding Los Angeles artist group called Qvolé Collective representing and celebrating progressive Latino music. Rudy De Anda has been busy creating a following from Long Beach and L.A., as well as tours down to Mexico and up to Santa Cruz, San Francisco and the southwest.
The band has shared the stage with established acts The Dodos, Bass Drum of Death, El Ten Eleven, Chicano Batman, Chain & The Gang, La Hell Gang, Froth, Colleen Green and Enjoy.