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Shining bright from under the Tucson, Arizona sun, Brian Lopez is a vanguard in crafting the sound of the Southwest indie scene for the past two decades. Navigating space between a classically-trained guitarist and a crooner-style singer, his projects have fluxed between solo projects and co-fronting the Tucson-based Psych Rock/Cumbia band XIXA. Additionally, his musical talents have been lent to touring with the likes of KT Tunstall, Giant Sand, Mexican Institute Of Sound, Orkesta Mendoza, and Calexico, while his voice has been featured on many recordings including Amos Lee's "Windows Are Rolled Down" and KT Tunstall's album "Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon."


Beginning his professional career as the lead singer/guitarist for 3-piece prog-rock group Mostly Bears in 2007, he went on to release his first solo album "Ultra" in 2011, garnering international acclaim, including Rolling Stone Germany which described the project “Psychedelic chamber-pop with the surrealist touch of Dalí.” After touring across Europe and the US as the opening act for KT Tunstall, Giant Sand and Heartless Bastards, he released Static Noise in 2014, in which European tastemaker Musikexpress called exclaimed “Lopez is without a doubt one of the best songwriters of his generation,” previously naming him “...the missing link between Devendra Banhart and Roy Orbison.” Annotating a new chapter for Lopez, 2015 shifted sights from his solo career to focusing on the development of his new psych/cumbia band, XIXA, before Lopez returned to his solo work in 2018 when he independently released his 3rd album, Prelude, a 10-song lo-fi experimental album written and recorded in his bedroom during a two-week period.

In 2023, Lopez entered a new era with his latest album TIDAL, a record that proves that Tucson’s famed desert romantic has lost none of his unique magnetism or Southwestern psychedelic tendencies. Recorded at Dust and Stone Recording in Tucson, Arizona, TIDAL is a record about a man falling in love with music again and channels the glee and rush of excitement he felt as a child holding his first guitar, while exploring a newfound freedom too. The project includes releases “3000 Stories,” which Popmatters called “indie rock and folk this side of Elliott Smith,” and “Road To Avalon” featuring KT Tunstall. Like a hit of psilocybin creeping up on you gently, dipping your toes into the ocean at low tide, it’s a journey celebrated by the Southwestern indie rocker, and like any good mushroom trip, you’ll emerge from TIDAL fueled by a lustrous afterglow, craving more. 


Taking his musical world on the road, Lopez joined Calexico’s 20th “Feast of Wire” Anniversary Tour across the U.S. and Europe in 2023 pulling double duty as both the opening act, as well as joining the band as a guitarist.. In 2024, Lopez will be continuing to add depth to his multifaceted musical talents by continuing to bring his music to the live stage with runs throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, as well as announced new music on the horizon with projects XIXA.

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