NEW YORK– Distortion Mirrors began as the bedroom dreamy and synth-heavy solo project of classically trained and award winning pianist Luke Worle in 2011. However he opted to expand beyond keyboards and invited guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Josiah Brooks into the fold. Distortion Mirrors’ early demo “Silver Rocket”, a self-produced shoegazing and post-rock record caught the attention of renowned producer Sylvia Massy. Massy, based in Weed, CA and Los Angeles has recorded Tool, Johnny Cash (for which she won a Grammy) and been an engineer on many of Rick Rubin’s productions.
The resulting collaboration, “Circle of Wolves” E.P. was released through German wunderkind label suRRism Phonoethics in 2011. Later that year, Distortion Mirrors left New York for Los Angeles and cut tracks in the Hollywood Hills that would ultimately comprise their debut L.P. “Zeros and Kings”. Producer Wayne Miller, bassist for Lenka and others, assisted in the co-production.
During this time the band played shows at The Whiskey A-Go-Go as well as composed the soundtrack to the suicide prevention documentary “Shattered Silence”. In summer of 2012 the band played a high profile show at Sylvia Massy’s Blackbird Underground Festival. In late 2012, the band then finished writing and recording their debut record in England and New York.
With their debut record “Zeros and Kings” the band has weaved half a record of accessible fuzz guitar indie-pop anthems while counter-balancing the second half with a darker more abrasive and emotive vein. Influences such as Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, early Weezer and Peter Gabriel among others have shaped Distortion Mirrors’ sonic sculptures and melodies into a multi-colored and distorted tapestry of sound.