"brightener is the moniker of Palm Springs-based artist Will Sturgeon, a songwriter exploring how to master the external world in order to control the internal world through catchy pop melodies & arrangements. Sturgeon recorded brightener's first official release "Make Real Friends - EP," from his bedroom in 2013. MRF was received warmly by the internet & college radio, landing on the front page of Bandcamp who described the release as "totally effervescent, a lil' bit noisy, lovingly crafted bedroom pop." In 2017, brightener released their sophomore album "Headroom" written, recorded, and produced by Sturgeon and mixed by Sam Skinner from Pinegrove.
Hailing from Southern California's Coachella Valley, an area known for its signature "Desert Rock" sound, this nostalgically new act brings a sound to the Indie Genre which they've self-titled as "Dreamsurf." Blending vintage tones with washy effects and driving tempos. Within their first two years as an act, The Flusters were invited to play major music festivals such as Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival 2016 and Echo Park Rising 2016 . Influenced by Roy Orbison, Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, The Pixies, The Smiths, The Ventures, Broadcast & Mazzy Star, they have a unique "Retro Pop" sound that sets them apart.