Sonically explore rock, indie, psych, and funk
Alternative rock band, Westpark are thrilled to release their new album Throw Up Your Demons which is out now.
The band says, “Throw up Your Demons is a journey that began in the reckless good times of college through the dark depths of the pandemic that lands in present-day Southern California. The title refers to the catharsis of negative patterns and self-sabotage. We sonically explore rock, indie, psych, and funk and lyrically we explore relationships, some toxic and some everlasting, mortality, rebellion against divisive politics, horrors of isolation, and ultimately, moving forward.”
Formed when drummer Enad, and frontman Shiva, met in kindergarten at a school called Westpark Elementary. They became a mischievous, archetypal dynamic duo by the first grade. Enad’s pure heart and Shiva’s wits intertwined into an unstoppable force of nature. They fought and loved each other as they learned math, skateboarding, video games, and surfing (but mostly the guitar and the drums).
In high school, they formed a band called Wirebox that eventually became Westpark. They won the OC Battle of the Bands twice and performed at the Constellation Room before heading north for college. At UC Berkeley, they recruited an all-star artist, pianist, and bassist named William. During this time, Westpark released “That Groove” and “Coffee and Weed,” songs that thousands of people listen to daily. The trio held electric performances at Cornerstone, Berkeley and Great American Music Hall, SF.
As the trio graduated in 2020, the world shut down in a global pandemic. Westpark responded by deepening its commitment to its craft. They wrote 18 songs, demoed 15, and selected 9 for their debut LP “Throw Up Your Demons” of which the first single, “Beer Blankets,” came out in February 2022. Westpark made its first live post-lockdown appearance at the timeless speakeasy Adults Only, Hollywood in late June 2021. Since then they have conquered both LA and SD circuits with shows like the Resident, DTLA and the main stage at Encinitas Street Festival.
Now, joined by bassist Kai Franco, Westpark is ready to take the stage at the biggest venues and have its music heard internationally. This group is gritty and relentless. We will not stop till we are heard and we hope that you can join us in our rock n roll journey.