ARTIST PROFILE | together PANGEA
L.A.-based garage punk outfit Together Pangea formed in 2008 around the home recordings of singer/guitarist William Keegan. After Keegan enlisted friends Danny Bengston (bass) and Erik Jimenez (drums) to flesh out his material, the trio soon began gigging around the CalArts campus area and involving themselves with the Southern California D.I.Y. scene. Their noisy, boozy shows earned them a loyal following and they began releasing a variety of indie cassettes, singles, and EPs, eventually issuing their full-length debut, Jelly Jam, in 2010. The group worked with a variety of small labels and in 2012 released its second LP, Living Dummy, on esteemed California indie Burger Records. Between their touring and the second album's strong reception, Together Pangea entered the international radar, and attracted the attention of London's legendary Harvest Records, which signed the band in 2013. Their third album (and first for Harvest), Badillac, was released in early 2014. In October 2015, Together Pangea returned to Burger Records to release the six-song EP The Phage. Produced by former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson, the EP also introduced new guitarist Roland Cosio. The group's next full-length album, 2017's Bulls and Roosters, was co-produced by Badillac's Andrew Schubert and marked their debut on the Warner-distributed Nettwerk label.