L.A. Girlfriend is the electro pop, 80s dark wave and heavy metal influenced brain child of LAbased singer, songwriter, and producer, Sydney Banta. From the project’s inception in 2011, Banta has a long and complex history of confronting the uncomfortable feelings surrounding love, loss, and redemption. Through a marriage of analog and electronic elements, L.A. Girlfriend is emotional, yet pointed storytelling veiled in danceable melodies worthy of mending any broken heart.
The entire L.A. Girlfriend discography has been written and produced by Sydney Banta. As frontwoman, Banta has performed as L.A. Girlfriend both solo and with a live backing band in some of LA’s most popular venues, including The El Rey, The Echoplex, The Regent Theater, The Satellite, with appearances in Brooklyn and Las Vegas. L.A. Girlfriend has also been featured abroad in The Guardian (UK) and has listeners worldwide.
Currently, Banta is working on her 3rd LP with hopes for a 2019 release date, in addition to performing around Los Angeles and looking for performance opportunities both across the country and overseas.