Stateside Presents



Thu, May 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Best-friends turned band-mates, the lady and gentlemen of Branches are making music that they believe in.

Through both sing-along celebration and solitary longing, Branches offer their own brand of harmony-driven indie-rock, with elements of folk-instrumentation and pop-inspiration.

Splitting their time between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Branches have described their collaborative process as ‘a lot like long-distance dating’. In their case, absence makes the heart grow fonder, more inspired, and a little too familiar with the 413 miles of road that often lies between them. Their songwriting process has certainly been informed by the tension of this distance - while some songs have managed to form over the course of a single weekend (a la their sophomore EP “Cabin”), others have required months of back-and-forth collaboration before taking their final shape. Recently, the band has passed the time on these all-night drives in long, dreamy conversations about the future, sharing their high-hopes for their upcoming full-length release, White Flag.

This new collection of songs utilizes every instrument in Branches’ arsenal – electric guitar and banjo, harmonium and synthesizer, tambourine and roto tom – all in support of a lyrical exploration of the two-sided coin of surrender, and an acknowledgement that there are right and wrong times to throw in the towel. “These songs were born out of our friendship - in the last few years some of us have gotten engaged, gotten married, had kids, moved cities, and these songs have been with us through that process – and now, we’re seeing a sound that really reflects where we’ve been the last few years and where we think we’re going in the next few years. It feels like we’ve figured out how to make a sounds that is “us” – it feels like we’ve figured out what we want to say.”

This much-anticipated full-length record debuts September, 2016.

In seasons past, Branches’ musical explorations have landed them on stage with such acts as MUTEMATH, Twin Forks, Family of The Year, and others. Branches has also earned significant success in television and trailer licensing, including spots on The X Factor, Cougar Town, and One Tree Hill, as well as a spot on Paste Magazine’s list of “12 California Acts You Should Listen to Now”.

When they’re not on the road or in the studio, the band spends most of their time laughing at each other, frequenting local Mexican cuisine, and loving their lives. Join them for a night of singing and see for yourself what their music is all about.
"The four of us grew up with music in very different ways. We were high-school band geeks, we spun our parents Beatles vinyl as loud as we could get away with, we started crappy punk bands from our garage.

When stars aligned to bring us together in Phoenix, we gave life to melodies that had been in my head for years. It took some time to realize that our music, at its core, stems from the relationships that we have together - its about creating and sharing with each other. These songs speak to love, family, community and the simple beauty of the Southwest.

Now, we want to share with you what we've found together."

- Jesse

In 2014, the Senators showcased in major US markets, opened for Phillip Phillips, were licensed for overhead play in all N. America Starbucks locations and were featured on Billboards Next Big Sound charts. The band is currently preparing a series of singles and videos from their upcoming sophomore release, Battle Hymns.

The Senators are Joseph Bitz, Bryan James, Jesse Teer & Jason Yee.
The Senators have fashioned a sound that harkens back to the early Folk, Americana and back-beat Country while maintaining a spirited and relevant edge… with songwriting that is innovative and refreshing, but at the same time rooted deep in rich tradition.

The Senators first full-length release 'Harsher Than Whiskey/Sweeter Than Wine' is now available on iTunes & select online retailers. Singles from the album include 'the Sea and Its Floor', 'the London Bridge' and title track 'Harsher Than Whiskey'.
Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold were born in Phoenix, Arizona during The Great Dust Storm of 2012. From the dirt and wreckage emerged a bastard child of country, blues, Appalachia, bluegrass, and rock that wanted nothing more than to kick your ass. You like getting your ass kicked, don't you? Then come see Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016