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Electric Flower Group Reveal 2012 SXSW Schedule
· Toddstar on March 02 2012 21:59:09
Tour News


Electric Flower Group, the visceral realist duo of guitarist/singer Imaad Wasif and drummer Josh Garza, today announced several live performances in Austin, Texas to take place during the annual SXSW Festival. The Los Angeles based duo will play the Lucy The Poodle Day Showcase, Austin Psych Fest SXSW Day Party, Spirit Music Group Party, and an Official SXSW showcase.

3/15/2012 Austin,TX The Highball - 3:00PM - Lucy The Poodle Day Showcase
3/15/2012  Austin, TX  Spider House- 5:45PM - Austin Psych Fest SXSW Day Party
3/16/2012 Austin,TX The Jacked Stage - 3:00PM - Spirit Music Group Party
3/17/2012 Austin,TX Iron Bear - 11:00PM - SXSW Official Showcase

Electric Flower Group
 will release their sophomore EP, entitled 
EP II, on March 27th via Narnack Records. The offering showcases the band expanding their sound beyond the rawness of their first EP to explore the dimensions of depth and width.

In Electric Flower Group, rock is not dead but realized. The chemistry between Wasif and Garza is undeniable. These are two true modern rockers that can and will break sound barriers. They create the kind of loudness that makes you glad, with songs that have an immediate and tangible impact on the contemporary pop musical landscape. Artifice is devalued; pure emotion is king.

is proof that music today can be cinematic and conceptual without the complications of over-instrumentation as demonstrated within the modern overarching epic.  Conversely, it moves against the wake of new-fangled blues stomp rock and the limits of its obligatory two-piece bands.

If the world ever catches up to them, we can then be sure that times really have changed, that the end is nigh, that "the circle" is unbroken. Electric Flower Group are on a journey through a modern kaleidoscope of rock 'n' roll, transcending mainstream influence and incorporating strong 
minimalist elements into their modern psychedelic music.  In Garza's pummeling beats and Wasif's vocal and guitar exorcisms, we are not listening to just two men, but to an orchestra of the damned.  Electric Flower Group wakes the ghosts of rock's most daring days, while never following them.

"Crispy psych-pop beauty" - 

"A unique sound that is all their own. One of those duos that sound like they're a five piece. Huge drums and massive guitars." -

"Intensely emotional, talented songwriters" - SF Weekly

Download "Eclipsed" at SPIN.COM


Imaad Wasif has released three solo albums, including 2010's highly acclaimed The Voidist, and has established himself as one of the L.A. underground's most electrifying guitar players. Josh Garza, a Texas native and the drummer of Secret Machines, is widely recognized for his fearless sound, channeling the spirit of Bonham and the space between the beats. Together, their sound is part Motorik, part psychedelic, with strains of post-punk, Japanese Group Sounds and East Indian drone. It's raw, yet richly detailed and atmospheric, with booming beats.

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