Western Scene describe themselves as “two hombres who met at a cactus and cut it down for some tacos.” But it wasn’t that simple. Jason Burkhart met Tom Pritchard when he was in a San Diego band called Dynamite Walls and soon after became their manager. When that band broke up, Burkhart and Pritchard built a studio in Echo Park and began creating music together. With a foundation in indie rock, the man-duo delivers a sound that has the uncanny ability to strike heavy yet quickly sweep away with melodic soars.
Western Scene is currently working on their debut album with producer Hugo Nicolson (Radiohead, Primal Scream) which will include performances by John Hischke and Dan Elkan from Broken Bells. It should be released early next year, but for now here’s the leaked track “Listening”: