The Bixby Knolls
Formed in 2009, The Bixby Knolls are something of an anomaly in the LA music scene. While other bands were trying to reinvent electro pop or mining twee romance, the four boys in the Knolls were cooking up their own hybrid version of California rock music—something equal parts Britpop, fuzzy
garage rock, and anthemic power pop. It proved to be a combination that not only set them apart from most of their contemporaries, but it also put them squarely in their own lane.
Originally independently released in 2013, Near & Undear—The Bixby Knolls’ full-length debut—will see a proper rerelease in February of 2014 from the fine folks at El Camino Media. Recorded at the iconic Sound Factory Studios in Hollywood, the album was produced by Joe Cardamone (moonlighting from his role as front man in The Icarus Line) and engineered by Greg Gordon. The resulting record was nothing short of spectacular.