Shindigs is a lo-fi dream pop band based in San Diego, with roots that trace back to frontman Beejay Buduan’s time living and teaching in Korea, after graduating from SDSU in 2012. Following his return to San Diego in 2017, Shindigs filled out their lineup with the additions of Grant Gilbert on Bass (Splavender, Slay Dean), Zach O’Reilly on Keys, and Anthony Bautista on Drums. 2018 proved to be a monumental year for Shindigs: they capitalized on local momentum, while maintaining global recognition, receiving a co-sign from K-pop artist Hwasa from Mamamoo, who credited Shindigs with filling an emptiness she experienced when she felt like she was out of songs to hear on the road. The year culminated in the band capturing the attention of Cleopatra Records, who released Shindigs’ 2018 full-length album, “C h ill a nd,” memorialized with a limited release on vinyl.

Martin Sohikish