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"Performing is the most rewarding and exciting thing we can do," shares Naive Thieves . "When we are on stage, we are living in the moment and sharing in something we hope will last longer than our set time - if anything we hope that while we are on stage, people can let go and enjoy themselves as much as we are."
Naive Thieves will have had the chance to do just that while on their full US tours with From Indian Lakes, & The Dear Hunter, which included a stop in Austin, TX for SXSW, where the indie quartet performed as an Official Artist. To date, Naive Thieves has shared stages with the likes of Julian Casablancas + The Voids (Members of The Strokes) Feels, The Dear Hunter, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, O' Brother and more.
The Riverside, CA-based outfit released their debut full-length album, Vámonos, on April 29, 2014 through Cave & Canary Goods, an Equal Vision Records’ imprint founded by The Dear Hunter’s Casey Crescenzo. The album was recorded in the Greater Los Angeles Area, with Crescenzo serving as producer.
On their ten-track album, vocalist Cameron Thorne’s smooth vocals weave over intriguing instrumentations, creating a shining vintage 50s/60s pop sound. The band's incorporation of a wide variety of unique instruments - including upright, baby grand, and tac-pianos, a lap steel, an omnichord and alto and tenor saxophones - further contributes to the impressive sonic depth and warmth of the band's sound, while perfectly placed piano and guitar melodies add crisp, classy tones to their haunting musical ambience.
The album's title, Vámonos, alludes to the three year gap between the release of their debut, self-released EP, Le Sheik Rhat, and reflects on the sense of hopeless frustration felt when one reaches a point of stagnation in productivity and growth. The album represents breaking through that ceiling of creative limitations and restraints, and references a more optimistic point of a view in finally moving forward. Thorne shares, "We wanted the record to be something like a call to action for ourselves, or a mile marker for our progress. " Vámonos " - or "Let's go!" - is essentially our departure from that time."
The band is due to self-release two new songs produced and recorded by Mark Reins at Staion House Studio in Echo Park.
Naive Thieves is comprised of Cameron Thorne (vocals, guitar), Levi Audette (lead guitar), Kyle Garcia (bass, backing vocals), and Nick Camacho (drums, backing vocals).
*Photo by Carlos Quinteros Jr.