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LAist Interview: Dios (Malos)

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Don’t be fooled. Just because, Dios(Malos) formerly Dios, soon to be We Are Dios, change their name more often than Prince, it doesn’t mean they are flaky about this music stuff. These guys are in it for the long-haul, calling themselves “lifers.” Veterans as it were of the Los Angeles music scene which is as beautiful, quick burning, and potentially dangerous as a homemade bottle rocket.

With their music prone to exciting and unexpected experimentation, music critics have a hard time pinning down their sound. Their music is heavily influenced by the golden age of psychedelic rock that came out of the 1960s, but honestly what isn’t? The point is that these guys do it well. The thundering fuzzy guitars, flutes, organs, reverb, and other implements of destruction float through your brain with a grace that eludes most pop music. Dios (Malos) will capture your imagination and hold it hostage for a couple days.

We caught up with lead singer, Joel Jerome and bassist, John Paul Caballero, at the aptly named Rock It Cafe in Hawthorne to ask them a few questions: