So Many Wizards - Lose Your Mind by JAXART Records published on 2012/01/27 18:13:49 +0000 So Many Wizards, a dynamic four piece from Los Angeles, has been causing a stir with furious live performances and a sound that Aquarium Drunkard describes as an “enigmatic blend of pop, rock, ballads, and zany nuggets” that come together to form “a cohesive whole.” The band started as the solo project of Nima Kazerouni, who crafted the first So Many Wizards songs to cope with his anxiety after a childhood that began with an escape from war-torn Iran and took him through Europe, South America, and a month in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica before landing him in LA. On the strength of his debut EP, Tree,Kazerouni found a community of musicians at famed underground venues like the Smell and Pehrspace and recruited a band of scene veterans including Erik Felix, Geoff Geis, and Frank Maston. As a four-piece, the band has become a centerpiece of LA’s vibrant DIY scene, recently representing the “new class” at the Smell’s sold out 14th Anniversary show with Best Coast and Abe Vigoda. A staple of Southern California college radio since the 2009 release of “Fly a Kite,” So Many Wizards earned airplay on BBC 1 with the 2011 single “Inner City” and was subsequently invited to tour the UK in March of 2012. The band are currently completing their debut LP “Warm Nothing” due out later this year on JAXART Records.