Calico Sky is synth-driven pop band, influenced by LA’s emerging SynthWave scene.
Based in Echo Park, Los Angeles, Calico Sky was formed by Jonathan and Joel Nesvadba, identical twin brothers from Austin, TX. Classically trained from a young age and educated at an all-boys choir school, the brothers didn’t start playing in bands until high school when their voices changed and were introduced to the pop genius of the Beatles. They have since worked with the artist Moby, as well as collaborated with several Austin indie bands, including …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and PT Banks.
The duo created Calico Sky as an artistic outlet away from Joel’s doctoral studies in medieval and renaissance music, and Jon’s demanding day job in LA’s music industry. Influences include M83, Metric, The Midnight, Gunship, Tears for Fears, and Paul McCartney. Later this year, the group will be releasing their first single, “Burn Down the Roxy”, an arson-inspiring disco ballade highlighting the absurdity and toxicity of the West Hollywood live music scene. Calico Sky is a member of the Council of Synth, a community of artists, bands, and DJs inspired by the driving sounds of the ‘80s.