Even though rock & roll duos are increasingly more prevalent these days, the idea of forming a shredding, math rock band with only two people sounds a bit limiting. That is until an act like the semi-local Littlest Viking comes along. Formed by drummer Christopher Gregory and guitarist Ruben Cortez, TLV exhibits the a mix of experimental moxie, punk rock power and melodic precision, all while staying refreshingly vocal-free.
Last year, the band released their debut full-length Labor & Lust (Nova Youth Records), dosing the OC, Long Beach and LA music scenes with their Hella-esqe sounds. This Saturday, their unique, maniacal chops will be on tap at the Tropics Lounge in Fullerton along side Dying in Digital, Bellhaunts, Stars at Night and Not a Chance. A long lineup, good music and a cheap cover charge are sure to bring plenty of folks together, especially, ah, robot soldiers. Nice flier!