Digisaurus returns to Hood River!
Digisaurus is the electronic synthpop/rock moniker of artist and producer, James Allison. After engineering sessions at his studio, Electraplay, with acts like Phantogram, Maps and Atlases, and Ezra Furman, Allison quickly built a reputation as a producer in the Columbus music scene and produced and performed with multiple acts in genres ranging from electronicore to soul. While reaching various levels of success with other bands and opening for acts like Weezer, Crystal Castles J Roddy Walston & the Business, Allison started to get the itch to step out of a complementary role and start his own project. Digisaurus was born.
With a sound somewhere between the lines of Chromeo, Daft Punk, and Nine Inch Nails, Digisaurus produced his first EP, “No More Room For Love,” with Michael Landolt (Maroon 5, Michael Franti) which included breakthrough single “Without Me” (currently at over 300,000 streams) in 2015. Following appearances at CMJ and CD102.5’s Summerfest with Joywave and Bully, Digisaurus had to plan the next phase of his musical evolution. Digi wanted to improve as a performer and found inspiration in the story of the Beatles humble beginnings in Hamburg (in which they played five hour gigs, seven nights a week, for two years). So he closed his studio, bought a van, and hit the road. Digisaurus has played over 400 shows in the past two years at dives, houses, coffee shops, breweries, wineries…wherever would have him to hone his skills as a performer. His progress has been reciprocated in 2018 with club gigs and festival appearances alongside acts like tuneYards, Parquet Courts, Joywave, and Japanese Breakfast. While touring, Digisaurus continues to release new content through a monthly single series, a weekly blog, and a podcast.