Petaluma

Petaluma

 Photo by Breanna Thomas

Photo by Breanna Thomas

 

Bio (Long):

Petaluma is a musical ensemble from Sacramento, CA. The group was founded by multi-instrumentalists Rob Habel and Patrick Sweeney, who have been collaborating within various projects since high school.

The duo convened in late 2013 to begin writing and recording new material after having recently split from previous bands. While Rob had a desire to attempt composing material outside of his usual genre of psychedelic rock, Patrick was looking for an excuse to try experimental recording and production techniques.

Their shared love of experimental hip hop, electronica, and psychedelic pop formed the foundations of the deeply layered sound that became Petaluma's self-titled debut.

While Petaluma's first album prompted more questions than answers, "Noise & Fury" is an absolute declaration. From the disillusioned ending of Fury - "I'm done pretending there will come a day when life won't hurt at all..." to the final anti-apology of Dark - "I am nothing more than what I've found. I can't ever be sorry for who I am not somehow," the five song EP is unwavering in its dedication to delivering hard truths to anyone on the road to self actualization. This sound still has some room to grow, but if "Noise & Fury" is any indication, Petaluma is up to the challenge.

 

Bio (Short):

Petaluma was founded by multi-instrumentalists Rob Habel and Patrick Sweeney. Their debut album of the same name spawned from a place of sonic exploration that results in an altogether eclectic sound. Dark, ambient, and oddly calming, Petaluma's music is as impossible to resist as it is to pin down. The band’s latest album, “Noise & Fury” is no exception, as it takes cues from shoegazers and DJs alike. The compositions dance between abstract pulses and blips to crashing waves of distortion, but while retaining a naked authenticity.

 

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Press

The album is spectacular. Their two years of work appear in its nuanced production and complex art-pop songwriting structures. The chords and melodies bring to mind Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens and Tame Impala.
— Aaron Carnes, Sacramento News & Review
An inventive and hypnotic debut that combines elements of electronic, psychedelic, and experimental pop music to create a fresh and innovative sound. With an immersive ambience and startling depth Petaluma takes you on a journey within and without. A truly exciting release that reveals potent musicianship and vision. A sign of great things to come.
— Walter L, MusicallyEnthused
Many layers and electronic elements make this album a fun listen.
— Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio
Imagine if Radiohead and Tame Impala decided to have an orgy with the sounds of tomorrow. Then take the lovechild of said affair and sprinkle some romantic existentialism on top. That’s Petaluma.
— Bungie White, LA Such&Such
The strongest feeling that the mellow, emotive record evokes: teetering delicately on a fence between joy and sadness.
— Aaron Carnes, Sacramento News & Review
It’s rare that I’m absolutely astounded by music coming out of Sacramento, but that is the case here. I can’t even believe there’s artists making music this good in Sacramento. Err…it’s not that I can’t believe that it’s actually happening…it’s more that I can’t believe it’s not being recognized by the entire city, let alone the rest of the world.
— Robbie Metcalf, @HOFisbetter
An exciting, genre-defying, freshman release, Petaluma’s music lies somewhere between a drug-crazed night of dancing and the subsequent morning of lethargic recovery. Frontman Rob Habel’s immense talent shines through the entire album. The standout track for this headphone loyalist was Pitched Against The Sky. A stunning first release that will surely leave the public salivating for more.
— D. L'Serz (Founder - Lysergic Association for Musical Experience)
 

show history


 

starlite lounge

dec 16 2016

Other Acts:

Draw:

  • 50 total

 

Goldfield Trading Post

Apr 28 2017

Other Acts:

Draw:

  • 270 total

 

Lowbrau (le twist presents)

may 23 2017

Other Acts:

Draw:

  • 325 total

 

momo lounge

Jun 17 2017

Other Acts:

  • N/A

Draw:

  • 50 total

city of trees music festival

 

sep 24 2017

Other Acts:

Draw:

  • 13000 total
  • 2000 during set

Sac State-Nooner

 

OCT 4 2017

Other Acts:

  • N/A

Draw:

  • 70

SOFAR SOUNDS-Sac

 

Oct 31 2017

Other Acts:

Draw:

  • 250

Holy Diver

 

Oct 22 2017

Other Acts:

Draw:

  • 85

The Purple Place

 

Dec 1 2017

Other Acts:

  • N/A

Draw:

  • 50

ACE OF SPADES

MAY 12 2018

 

Other Acts:

Attendance:

  • 1000
 

Promo Videos

 

live videos

 

Promo photos

 Photo by Lindsey Pavao

Photo by Lindsey Pavao

 Photo bt Breanna Thomas

Photo bt Breanna Thomas

 Photo by Donovon Lynch

Photo by Donovon Lynch

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More coming soon

 

Equipment list

We can accommodate any venue as we have all equipment necessary to fulfill audio requirements.

If we need to bring our own PA, board, microphones, and applicable cabling, let us know in advance.

If you have any VGA/HDMI capable devices for visual accompaniment, please supply what type of device and applicable connectors.

 
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