5.31.19 Chico Women’s Club, Chico, CA
Straight OutA Chico, CA
With a desire to create catchy hooks accompanied by memorable instrumentation, Alternative Indie Rock band Scarlet Pumps formed in October 2016 by Chico, CA locals AJ Dos Santos (Vocals), Gabriel Castillo (Guitar, Synth), Levi McClain (Bass, Marimba), and Braden Althoff (Percussion). The band quickly began writing and performing around the Chico, CA area and released their debut single “Modern Lover” in December of 2016.
Throughout the first half of 2017, Scarlet Pumps continued writing and perfecting their songs in preparation of recording their debut album. With the help of producer and friend David Bingham, the band began recording in March of 2017 and greatly increased the frequency of their live shows, soon gaining a dedicated fanbase in the area. In early 2018, Scarlet Pumps released their debut album, "Keep It Secret," and continued expanding outward, performing in new areas all across California.
Towards the end of 2018, the band started working on new material and focused on their next musical direction. With the coming of 2019, Scarlet Pumps reunited with producer David Bingham to record their new set of songs and prepared for the May release of their modern take on the retro California Pop sound with the band's latest single, "Out of Season."