Rudy De Anda, frontman for Long Beach psych-prog group Wild Pack of Canaries, has written and recorded his own songs for an upcoming vinyl on Porch Party Records- a 5-song EP titled "Ostranenie" recorded, mixed, and mastered with Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. It will be released summer 2015.
Rudy De Anda has been busy creating a local following from Long Beach and L.A., as well as tours down to Mexico and up to Santa Cruz and San Francisco. They have also shared the stage with established acts The Dodos, Bass Drum of Death, El Ten Eleven, Chain & The Gang, La Hell Gang, Chicano Batman, Froth, Wax Children, Colleen Green, Enjoy, and Cutty Flam.
LA Record Interview
"Rudy De Anda has been a key player in the Long Beach music scene—he’s a founding member of Wild Pack of Canaries and his most recent venture is a four-piece band bearing his name that began as a fun side project but which took off when the famed local icon Ikey Owens (of the Mars Volta, Jack White’s band, and his own Free Moral Agents) took interest, and offered to record and mix their debut EP Ostranenie, which will be released on Porch Party Records."
Rock NYC - Show Review at The Echo // "They were playing a sort of foot-tapping garage pop rock with moody changes, bringing confusion and distortion but staying playful and joyful. However the music was very hard to describe, and the influences probably all over the place, as unconventional as Ariel Pink is eccentric… Not sure why Pink came in my mind at this instant because the music was quite different, but it was bipolar enough, and yes, eclectic." -Rock NYC
Top Acid - Interview // "I was born in Watts but was raised in Long Beach. It's a huge influence because this town has never revolved around scenes or certain genres. It's taught me that I can find beauty in diverse places, that it's ok to explore and try new things, I think that message or lifestyle is conveyed through my music." -Rudy De Anda, talking with Top Acid
OC Register - Ikey Owens Interview // “I enjoy what I do, it’s really good,” he said. “I’m really happy with the people I’ve gotten to work with. A lot of people in Long Beach have a great amount of talent. There is a constant influx of new people to work with and bring in.” -Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, describing recording Rudy's EP
- Rudy De Anda