The Weekly has previously shown love to Sega Genecide, including in this colorfully titled 2016 Daniel Kohn entry, “Sega Genecide Eat, Breathe and Shit ’90s Cover Songs.”
But the Costa Mesa-based outfit also has an alter-ego band called Mega Low that performs original pop material with a ’90s alt/indie rock flair.
So, yes, Mega Low eat, breathe and shit pop with a ’90s alt/indie rock flair.
This is demonstrated on the band’s new single “Reminders,” a sly nod to the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” with, as Mega Low describes it, “groovy 1970s-vibing textures, glitchy Radiohead atmospherics and a theatrical arrangement.”
And here is the track’s accompanying video directed by David M. Helman (The Weeknd, Khalid, Glass Animals, Skrillex, and Gucci Mane, among others).
Better yet, you can see “Reminders” and other songs performed live Monday in Mega Low’s hometown with singer/guitarist/primary songwriter Spencer Askin; bass player Trevin Eck; keyboardist/saxophonist Spencer Wiles; and drummer/vocalist Stefan Macarewich.
But before that, you can attend Sega Genecide: 90s Night on Friday in the cover band’s hometown with Askin, Eck, Wiles and, yes, even Macarewich.
Sure, it is Sega Genecide that currently has more street cred, having played at parties and shows populated by the likes of Shaun White, Serena Williams and Miley Cyrus. But Mega Low boasts a Snoop Dogg connection as they lease his old studio, claim to feel his presence there and now consider him a creative and spiritual guru.
“We still get his mail, and every once in a while, someone in the studio will open it on accident,” reports Askin. “People have sent freeze-dried weed, he gets invited to a lot of weddings, and there are rappers writing to him from different correctional facilities. All good things.”
Sega Genecide: 90s Night! at The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. Fri., 9 p.m. $8. 21+.
Mega Low with kilo bravo and Lisa Mangourias at The Wayfarer; wayfarercm.com. Mon., 8 p.m. Free. 21+.
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