Music: Issue 8
PHOTO OF JOYNOISE BY @FILTHYWITCH
Since an early age Erick Lobo has always been drawn to the science and art of sound. It would be a cliché to say his work started from humble beginnings but what else do you call it when the kid is nine and his first guitar was one that he FOUND and had only two strings. Now take that kind of ambition and blend it with a childhood soundtrack consisting of Metallica and 2Pac, you can get an idea of his genre’s range. In his early years he put together a high school rockabilly band, competed in annual Battle of the Bands and even performed at the world famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
After a spontaneous move to Austin, TX Erick stepped into a whole new creative realm. Mostly producing out of his tiny one bedroom apartment Erick found comfort in taking complete creative and technical ownership over his work. During this metamorphosis the work he began to write, record, produce and master was something one could only find in dreams. When you listen to his music you’ll be immersed in reverb drenched percussion, dreamy guitars and emotional vocals.
During this time he came up with an idea for a collective that would allow him to create opportunities for other artists to collaborate in various projects. He founded Wolfbone Productions and once he returned to Los Angeles gathered his closest and talented friends and family to join the pack. You can find Erick Lobo almost 100% of the time in a chair with an instrument, behind a mixing board, or hosting a showcase with local bands and artists. Looks out for this one he’s coming up fast like a wolf among the weeds.
Written by Christine Xolotl Muñoz