Salt Petal

Date band formed:
Late 2009

Band member names and instruments:
Autumn Harrison: Vocals – Accordion
Rodrigo Gonzalez: Lead Guitar
Hiroo Nakano: Drums
Pete Orlanski: Bass
Fabio Santana: Trombone – Guitar

Stay A While by Salt Petal live at Metamorphis

Summary of band history:
Formed in 2009, Salt Petal is the brainchild of singer Autumn Harrison and Argentinian guitarist Rodrigo Gonzalez. The two met while working at a lumber yard and soon began experimenting musically, crafting songs in local cafes. The massive response spawned the duo to produce larger arrangements and expand the band to what is now five members. Salt Petal soon attracted a passionate local fan base and gained considerable attention playing high profile venues and festivals such as SXSW, Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books, Echo Park Rising and Make Music Pasadena. The band has performed alongside other well-known artists including Lila Downs, Grimes, Hello Seahorse!, La Santa Cecilia, Les Nubians, Dengue Fever, Pilar Diaz, members of Blondie and Jane’s Addiction. Salt Petal been featured in notable Los Angeles media outlets including La Opinion, Buzzbands, Pasadena Weekly, Univision and Telemundo among others.

Salt Petal continues their unique musical tradition of bridging distinct sounds into a parallel harmony. Their sophomore album titled “Sea Monster” is produced by indie mastermind Raymond Richards (Local Natives, Henry Clay People) and mastered by Mark Chalecki (Los Abandoned, Le Butcherettes). “Sea Monster” captivates listeners and has garnered critical acclaim. The first single “Songs I Used to Love” takes listeners on a dreamscape journey showcasing Harrison’s smooth vocals over Gonzalez’s bright guitar riffs. On “Por la Luna” the band’s signature sound is at it’s best with roaring guitar, lush melodies, thumping accordion, and irresistible beats. Throughout the album, Harrison’s flirtatious voice and introspective lyrics dazzle listeners.

Through unique music, creative media, and colorful live performances, Salt Petal continues to connect with their fans on a truly personal level. Setting their own agenda, Salt Petal is poised to capture listeners for years to come.

One sentence that describes your sound:
Tropical indie pop: deep South American rhythms with vibrant indie pop harmonies and textures.

Pico by Salt Petal live at Metamorphis

Influences, if any:
Indie rock, Argentinian/Brazilian music

Interests outside of music?:
Art, Books, Dancing

Cumbia de Billinghurst by Salt Petal live at Metamorphis

Favorite drinks?:
cold ones and hot ones

Anything particular you would like to discuss?:
Our new album, Sea Monster.

Anything particular you would not like to discuss?:
Try us!

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