On their maiden voyage, the New York based trio led by drummer Stephane San Juan, pianist Vitor Gonçalves and bassist Eduardo Belo, perform an expertly curated selection of modern and classic Brazilian & international Jazz, Soul and Pop standards recreated in a straight-ahead early-60’s Bossa and Samba Jazz style. Produced by San Juan, co produced by Béco Dranoff, the self titled debut album, mixed by Scotty Hard, includes a remix from Kassin.
Multimedia Artist Ivy Hollivana has always been motivated, developing herself as a singer at the age of 12. A classically-trained soprano, Ivy Hollivana's ethereal, operatic vocal style collides with glimmering electronic production. The D.I.Y mentality of Ivy's pop rings true with audiences, most recently with her successful album "Loverdiamond" and her consistent Patreon fanbase. When she isn't doing album production, remixes, or vocal features musicians, she's creating art assets for collaborators and clients alike.
My favourite thing about making music is collaboration. So a few years ago I decided to make an album where I’d write and record each track with a different person. The only rule was that we had to co-write and co-record the entire song – no one else could play on the track. It took a while to bring it all together, but here it is: Be My Guest. Each song came together in a different way, from jointly scribbled lyrics and singing together in a bedroom to emailing separate parts back and forth across continents. Thanks to the fourteen people that took part – you’re all excellent, and my favourite track from the album changes daily. Any money we make from Be My Guest will be split between two charities: Booth Centre, Manchester, which supports people coping with homelessness in Manchester; and Black Lives Matter UK, a coalition of black activists and organizers across the UK.
Composer and electronics mastermind Lauren Bousfield has always displayed a virtuouso flare while ecstatically flying by our ears at lightning speed, seemingly from 10 directions at once. On her latest album, she brings a new found expertise in orchestral arranging from her other work as a cinema composer, and puts vocals to the front. Much like her finger blurring piano playing, these vocals seem to be passing us by at the speed of light. We know they're there, but they dance around us rather than beat straight into our bodies. Our souls feel these songs, not just our hips.
New York City-based avant/instrumental metal trio TITAN TO TACHYONS presents their debut album, Cactides, through Nefarious Industries.
Newly formed TITAN TO TACHYONS is led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Orbweaver, ex-Gigan), backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of Kenny Grohowski (Secret Chiefs 3, Imperial Triumphant, Brand X) and Matt Hollenberg (Cleric, John Zorn). Instrumentally depicting the realms of surrealistic sci-fi, the band makes use of angular and experimental passages, juxtaposed by fluid grooves and metallic flurries.
Dominique Fils-Aimé is a JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter from Montreal who draws inspiration from soul icons of the 40's and 60's such as Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Nina Simone. While her musical roots are grounded in early soul and jazz, her voice transcends contemporary urban soundscapes.
Music in Exile is proud to present Kone Ke Ran, the third single from Gordon Koang’s forthcoming album, Unity. Kone Ke Ran is Gordon’s musical offering to thank an aid worker and counsellor who was working with a UN organization in a refugee camp. “I love him, he’s a very good man. When he talks to the people, I hear his voice and he talks to the people in a good way.” Singing in Nuer, Gordon thanks this man for his wisdom, kindness and help. In true Gordon style, positivity shines throughout this track! He reminds us that we are all connected by our humanness and we can make the world a more caring place by helping each other. The underlying connection throughout all of us is love!
Mamie Minch is a longtime staple of New York’s acoustic blues scene. Listening to her sing and play is like unpacking a time capsule of American music that’s been stored in her 1930’s National steel guitar for decades and filtered with a modern femme sensitivity. Her newest release, a collaboration with drummer Dean Sharenow called Slow Burn, sees her traditional influences stretch out, turn up, and get deeper, groovier, funkier. She spends her days restoring guitars as half of Brooklyn Lutherie, the only woman owned instrument repair shop in New York City.
I’m an old-time musician from Brooklyn, NY. I focus on pre-WWII American music (i.e blues, fiddle and banjo, jazz, country). I’ve been a touring musician for about a decade doing most of my traveling with an all-black string band called Carolina chocolate drops - on a mission to reinsert black people into the narrative of our musical history.
Antti Lötjönen (b. 1980) is one of the most used bassists of the younger jazz generation in Finland. Lötjönen plays in several internationally known and highly acclaimed bands, such as the Timo Lassy Band, the Sun Trio, The Five Corners Quintet and the Verneri Pohjola Quartet. He has performed at several of the industry’s largest festivals and jazz clubs around the world.
Pure Bathing Culture’s new EP Carrido is out on Infinite Companion today, the two-year anniversary of Richard Swift’s death. Pure Bathing Culture’s Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman shared a connection to Swift beyond friendship; the band credit him as “a catalyst for the last decade of our lives, spent creating music as Pure Bathing Culture.” He was an essential proponent of the band and recorded both their self-titled EP and debut album. Because of this profound tie, Swift’s wife Shealynn invited Pure Bathing Culture to be the first to return and record at National Freedom, two months after the beloved musician, producer, and muse passed. Swift’s ashes lovingly placed at the console, Pure Bathing Culture recorded four songs over four days, doing what they do best: transforming ever-present energies and unseen magic into a sonic experience. Carrido contains three brand new Pure Bathing Culture originals and a rendition of Swift’s “Would You?,” selected as an emanation of his outright love for his family.
Elissa Pernu is an Australian singer-songwriter who has recently released her debut Album, "Flames to Ashes". The album features 13 original songs, and also features special guests Bill Chambers and Mali Freeman. Chambers produced the album, played multiple instruments and also co wrote 5 of the songs with Elissa. Mali Freeman is the other half of the duo Elissa belongs to called Woven Hearts, and her harmonies feature on "Flames to Ashes".
Efy Hecks is a project created by Vincent Lemay in the small suburb of Sainte-Thérèse in 2014. Inspired by the bedroom pop movement, he produced the recording all by himself in the comfort of his room. Many members joined him in the following years to bring those compositions onto the Montreal scene. Their sound is often described as psychedelic rock, soft rock and even sometimes jazz. In 2020, after releasing only anglophones compositions, they’re taking a new road and will from now sing in their native language under the wings of the new Quebecker label Bonbonbon.
Their two new songs ‘’Tu s’ras pas là’’ and ‘’Aujourd’hui’’ will project you into the universe of Efy Hecks without a doubt. These two songs who were composed while recording their latest album are now coming out with a brand-new sound and a new ‘’francophone’’ voice. Vintage organs and synthesizer, clarinet, acoustics, and fuzzy electric guitars will all be there for you to dive into the mysterious world of theses two concept singles.
Cinder Well is at the vanguard of a different kind of transatlantic folk revival, one forged amidst the uncertainty of a global pandemic. However, Irish-based songwriter Amelia Baker’s music isn’t nihilistic; instead, it strips traditional forms to their bones, creating a meditative, trance-like space for sonic healing. The sparse soundscapes and haunting stillnesses of her new album No Summer (coming July 24 on Free Dirt Records) are not meant to be paens to loneliness. Rather, Baker was inspired by the rich musical connectivity of the pub scene in Ireland, and her move from California to County Clare to study traditional music of the region. A member of anarchist folk project Blackbird Raum, Baker’s time on the circuit with Irish trad-punk group Lankum eventually led her to a small settlement in County Clare, and to the rich dissonance of her music as Cinder Well, a dissonance caught between worlds and histories. Recorded by Nich Wilbur (Black Belt Eagle Scout, Angel Olsen), the original songs on No Summer boldly rub shoulders with careful reworkings of traditional Appalachian sources. Baker’s songs parse these transatlantic traditions, and throughout, her remarkable voice cuts to the bone like some ghostly ballad singer bound to sing these words from here to eternity. From the eerily prophetic title track—which presaged a season of canceled shows—to “Our Lady’s”’s imagined stories of spectral abandoned asylum residents, No Summer is as haunting as it is connected, as dark as it is sacred, a kind of ritual healing that’s existed through the ages.
The Acoustic Duo, Nasambu & Mbaluka, have embarked on this musical project during a global season of great change and upheaval, in order to bring about an artistic interpretation of what is truly of value when everything is stripped away. Through this album, the duo have delved into the recent and ancient past, reviving the words and lifestyle of the elders, bringing messages of blessings to the children, of a never ending commitment to love and the need for strong leaders to guide and protect their communities.
Crowstick has been recording and making music with blood brother ‘The Grimm Hermit’ for over 15 years. Crowstick’s whole discography of 15 albums is available for free on Bandcamp. Stay tuned for the newest album, coming soon…
Groupe RTD, one of East Africa's best kept secrets, are the national radio band of Djibouti, a small country next to Ethiopia on the Red Sea. Their music is a stunning collision of Somali funk, Indian Bollywood, Jamaican dub and reggae, jazz, and the haunting synthesizer melodies of the Red Sea.
Lia Braswell grew up in a family that valued musical and free expression. She has been working on her own music while playing in various projects for the last decade. After a slew of setbacks, she is now embracing her expression with a new perspective. Her current focus, besides getting a degree, is collaborating with her brother, Sebastian. The project is called sAYViour (dedicated to their late brother, Adam York Visser) and will be releasing music soon.
Bab L’ Bluz are reclaiming the blues for North Africa. Fronted by a Moroccan woman in a traditionally male role, the band are devoted to a revolution in attitude which dovetails with Morocco’s ‘nayda’ youth movement a new wave of artists and musicians taking their cues from local heritage, singing words of freedom in the Moroccan-Arabic dialect of darija. Ancient and current, funky and rhythmic, buoyed by Arabic lyrics, soaring vocals and bass-heavy grooves, Nayda! seems to pulse from the heart of the Maghreb.
NUBE, the psychedelic rock group from Argentina´s Alto Valle, announces the launch of their new production, ASPERATUS, a record recorded live at El Arrimadero (Neuquén, Argentina) in January 2020. ASPERATUS presents a review of the compositions from NUBE´s all eras, being the song “Analizandolo”, originally from the album Vol. I (2014), chosen as a preview of the album. Accompanying the announcement is an official video clip of the song recorded live the same night.
As A Friend is a 2 piece Post-Punk band from Knoxville, TN. The band includes Spencer Shelton on Vocals/Guitar and Dillon Sizemore on Drums/Vocals. Since 2018, they’ve had multiple tours spanning across the country. In January 2019, their first album, All Heart, No Fight, was released with Coffin Curse Records. They followed up with 2020’s Sun-Shine Acres EP. Since touring isn’t currently feasible, As A Friend will spend 2020 working on a sophomore album and creating more content.
Ultrabann is the quarantine release outlet of rock and rollers Justin Savage (Ghettoblasters) and Ashley Krey (Future Virgins / River's Edge) of Chattanooga, TN and Jerri Queen (Vacation) of Cincinnati, OH. Justin had some spare rock and roll riffs that came out of his jeans in the washing machine and instead of spending them on B-list horror movie reels, he tossed them over to Queen and Krey to add some rhythm tracks and some words. The result is a 4-song EP titled "Big Trouble In Little Haiti" recorded solely to cellular devices when the quarantine was still potty training. More rock to come!
We are Miror Gala, a trio making new music together in Southern Michigan and Chicago. Our names are Alec, Connor And Kai, and we met via Craigslist with an ad titled "Starting an Experimental Pop Folk Rock band". "The Miror Gala" was recorded and produced in Kai's basement studio. It is an album which reflects the times in which we are living, which we have lived, and which we hope to live.
The Mammals are an indie-Americana supergroup from New York’s storied Hudson Valley carrying on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie with a stunning original repertoire, searing American roots sound, and a message of hope for humanity.
Polish trio SUTARI was created by three singers, instrumentalists and performers: Basia Songin, Kasia Kapela and Zosia Zembrzuska - continuing the traditions of Polish folk singers. Their work set a new direction in thinking about traditional music in Poland. They experiment with various vocal techniques, polyphony, traditional Polish rhythms, and explore the musical potential of everyday objects used as instruments. They arrange traditional Polish songs as well as compose their own, based on various female musical traditions.
Thibault is the long-awaited new project for Melbourne musician Nicole Thibault. Her drily-titled debut album Or Not Thibault is full of harmonic invention, unexpected arrangements, and atmospheres so lush they make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It moves seamlessly from humour to genuine pathos, from spacious mystery to kinetic energy.
Nicole’s former band Minimum Chips were a cornerstone of Chapter Music’s fabled 90s roster. For a decade or so, Minimum Chips played Moog-driven motorik pop that made them support band of choice for touring artists like Stereolab, Pavement, Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Nicole’s vocals, trombone, keyboards and songwriting helped grow a cult mystique around Min Chips that persists to this day.
Nicole took time off in the late 00s to raise a family, but recently returned to music with the support of a new generation of Melbourne pop kids. Or Not Thibault includes contributions from Zak Olsen (Orb, Traffik Island), Rebecca Liston (Parsnip), Lachlan Denton (The Ocean Party) as well as Minimum Chips co-conspirator Julian Patterson. The live Thibault band currently features Zak, Rebecca and Stella Rennex (Parsnip).
UNBITE are a trio from Stuttgart founded in 2019. They combine the energy of punk and noise rock with danceability and a dark side.
UNBITE are Dani on bass and vocals, Helge on drums (both ex-Buzz Rodeo) and Basti on guitar. In April 2019 the first EP "Unbite" was digitally released on Bandcamp. In summer 2020 some shows with Buildings (Minneapolis) were planned but canceled during the Corona-Crisis… On September 12, 2020 the LP “Fang” will be released on the Polish label Antena Krzyku. “Fang” was recorded on our own and mastered by Carl Saff. The artwork was created by the London artist Joni Belaruski. "Fang" is released as a 180g colored splattered vinyl, limited to 300 copies, with a stamped cover. In the attachment 3 Songs we published on Bandcamp for the Pre-Order.
The band called TV FACE are a DIY, post-punk trio from Lancaster, UK. Formed in early 2019 they are sTeVe (vocals/guitar), Brigit (bass/vocals) and Neil (drums). They write angular musical missives about things like potato salad and urban planning.
The band called TV FACE are called TV FACE because sTeVe has a childhood memory of finding a smashed-up TV on a military firing range in Scotland and being blown away by seeing its insides. He’s been obsessed with TVs and other electrical doodahs ever since. And because Brigit loves putting her face in front of the TV instead of looking directly at the world outside. And because none of them have faces for TV.
The band called TV FACE embarked on a project to release a single on the last Friday of every month during 2020. All tracks are recorded and produced by the band, in a variety of locations, including cellars, bedrooms and cupboards under the stairs.
Formed in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in June 2016, Zé Bigode Orquestra is established in authorial instrumental music and has mixes ranging from Afrobeat to Reggae, passing through Jazz and rhythms of Brazilian popular culture in his discography.
Imp is an MC and producer who posits theirself at an intersection between eclectic metaphors, socially progressive content, and a cornucopia of comic book references. Imp is very atypical of most rap music coming out of Atlanta, eschewing triplet flows on trap music for densely compacted rhymes on beats more akin to boom-bap and jazz. Imp is currently a member of the music collectives Sober Addicts and African Space Program.
Fatou Yakar, is a sensitive senegalese artist with penetrating voice, her texts in Wolof speak to us about love, exile, sorrows and joys of life. She made her 1st Ep 6 titles in 2011. Since then, the public has been able to discover her in multiple rooms and various festivals. She is releasing today a very Afro-rock EP 4 tracks, which she is impatiently waiting to present to you on stage.
Ronnie Luxe is a dynamic singer/songwriter from Richmond, Virginia. In an era of music where the “soul” component of the R&B genre has become widely less prominent, Ronnie is committed to not only restoring, but also magnifying an authenticity of soul that R&B in today’s climate is lacking. Having begun singing in the choir at 5 years old, Ronnie’s thorough experience as a vocalist illuminates every track her voice graces. While she’s been singing for the overwhelming majority of her life, Ronnie took her time in finding the lane she wanted to operate in, as a musician. While in college, Ronnie was a popular member of the Ebony Impact Gospel Choir before branching off and locking in on her career as a solo artist. She released he first song in 2017, and has been consistently building since.
Blake Fusilier is the singer, songwriter, producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and outré genre-bender from Atlanta who, at times, can be located somewhere between Nine Inch Nails, James Brown and Fela Kuti. Now living in Brooklyn, he was educated as a neurobiologist which might explain the thoughtful layers in his work. A Fusilier song is: polyrhythms, precise yet opaque lyrics, indie-rock guitar riffs, classical motifs and sometimes-soaring-sometimes-crooning melodies which merge into what has been called “experimental alt-R&B”.
Mark Cooper (Player One) is a Nerdcore Hip Hop artist/ producer from the heart of Detroit,MI. Currently his is under the record label Titan Records.
Although he is a new face in the community, he has definitely made it known that Detroit has their share of nerdy artist. Mark has shared the stage with incredible artists such as Substantial, Sammus, Mega Ran, and various others to name a few. In 2019 alone, He was able to go on his first tour where he made stops at BlerdCon, Times Square at Liberty City Anime Con, and even Magwest! One word to describe his style of music is “Nostalgic”. The content he brings to the table can definitely relate to anyone childhood memories and trigger a great experience. Currently Mark has released his new project “Test Drive” which is taking the internet by storm.
Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since. While living in Europe between the summer of 2012 and November of 2019, James & Black laid a foundation in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Bulgaria, the UK and Slovakia, as well as tours in China and Tunisia, playing close to 150 shows per year and covering over 700,000km in the process. 2020 finds James & Black back in the US working on an upcoming American tour. Their new EP, 'Be Water, My Love', was released on July 20th.
Taylor Mallory is a professional singer, songwriter, actor, educator, and looping artist. As a music artist, he’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, JET, Windy City Live! and nominated for Best Male Vocalist for the Chicago Music Awards. His acting highlights include national print, radio, and commercial ads from Corona, Newport, McDonalds, Rocket Mortgage and many more.He made his film debut on NBC’s Chicago P.D. as Darius Brown. Above all, Mallory uses his artistry as an entertainer to uplift and encourage those who have experienced childhood trauma and sexual abuse; his message is simple “You are enough and your healing starts with you. Embrace all of your different “selves!” In addition, Taylor is a proud SAG-AFTRA member and a vocal mentor for the F.A.M.E. foundation. He currently teaches a course entitled Professional Development for Vocalists at the Chicago High School of Arts and directs a 20 student rock band at the School of Rock—Oak Park. His artistic statement is simple: “My passion is my profession”
Agrupación Chango is a marimba de chonta ensemble directed by master Wisman Tenorio. Winners of the Petronio Álvarez Festival in 2014, the band has gone deeper like no other in the further regions of the Pacific Jungle, recovering rhythms and music that was almost forgotten and that is the sound of the rain and the water itself representing ancestry of African people settled in this area for centuries.
We are a duo from Argentine, (Julián Pedrola and Lucas Pérez Scigliano). We musicalize the Buenos Aires' bus lines and other videos of autobuses from aroud the world. The videos are in our Instagram page ( www.instagram.com/retiroliniers)
Phodiso (Phodiso Dintwe) is a songwriter, singer, rapper, actor and poet. Born in Gaborone, Botswana, he began learning Tswana percussion styles at the age of four, and became multilingual as the rest of his community. At five years old he moved to the UK, and then New Zealand in his early teen years. Since then he has brought his thought-provoking lyricism and experimental artistry to stages all over New Zealand, the UK, South Africa and back in Botswana.
Phodiso takes influence from Motswako (a Southern Afrikan sub-genre of Hip-Hop), various other styles of Hip-Hop, Afro Jazz and poetry. His influences have seen him express his musicianship in a number of ways including on his 2019 debut single ‘The Entry Point’, as a former member of Auckland band, New Telepathics, on the main stage at Northern Bass as an MC with UK hip-hop outfit Foreign Beggars and as a feature artist on tracks by locals such as JessB and Mazbou Q.
Knotpop is a revelatory lost album of deviant new wave from San Fransisco duo IXNA. Like Brian Eno and The Flying Lizards, the album is a sideways and inverted take on pop music. Jay Cloidt and Marina La Palma were students of David Behrman and Robert Ashley at Mills College, inspired by their infamously irreverent faculty to nudge the avant-garde out of its stuffy tweed and into something more exciting, something clad in denim & leather. Recorded at the Center For Contemporary Music at Mills in 1981, the album combines Cloidt's studio wizardry, sampling abilities and vibrant bass with La Palma’s expressive vocals, and love of made-up and invented languages (Esperanto). IXNA only released one 7" during that time, featuring two songs from this unrealized album, which became sought after over the decades. The discovery of Knotpop will feel like manna from heaven for previous fans, and a welcome addition to the cannon of avant-inverted-pop ur-classics by Suicide, impLOG, Naffi, General Strike, Thick Pigeon and UnknownMix. Concentric Circles is honored to present Knotpop to the world for the first time. Mastered from the original reels.
Gum Country are a Canadian indie rock band brought to you by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Courtney Garvin (The Courtneys) and multi-instrumentalist Connor Mayer. The project began in Vancouver, Canada as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. These recordings were released as a self-titled cassette by Lolipop Records in 2017. After moving to Los Angeles where they currently reside, the pair recorded their debut full-length album Somewhere with Joo-Joo Ashworth at Studio 22, this time at full volume.
Our story starts with romance, when a French boy and a Croatian girl, against all odds, stay in contact after a New Year's Eve party. Since their communication was in broken English, they sent each other music they liked and gradually fell in love. Eventually they started to write music together, learning each other's languages in the meantime. Today Jastuk is a 6 member band with an acoustic, world music influenced pop sound.
Preach Ankobia is a Canadian artist best known for his music from the Sur Le Rythme OST & being a member of Kalmunity, Canada's largest and longest-running improv music collective.
Since the early 00s, Preach has released a series of singles, mixtapes, EPS & albums which have been featured in popular television shows & movies such as Ray Donovan, Good Trouble, Shameless, Mohawk Girls, Claws, Derapages, Jeremie, Undercover Grandpa, The Art of More, Single Ladies & many more.
Currently, Preach hosts The Lunchtime Takeover on CKUT 90.3FM, assists in the direction of festivals like Under Pressure hosting acts such as Brother Ali & Maestro Fresh Wes & is the current director of Kalmunity & Stolen From Africa (Montreal).
“The multifaceted music of Nadir Omowale is rooted in funk, but it always expands. It takes on the vibes of soul, R&B, rock, dance-pop and mashes it into a diverse blend that’s built on emotion: celebratory sing-alongs, cathartic, guitar-heavy head-bangers and poignant ballads bared with thought-provoking social commentary.”- Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press
Duff Thompson is a songwriter, producer, recording engineer, and co-founder of New Orleans-based label Mashed Potato Records. His songs are a swampy blend of folk, pop, and garage rock, with special attention given to arrangement. His sound has been described as modern, classic and timeless all at once.
Currently, his songs can be heard on Mashed Potato Records compilations’, ‘Mashed Potato Records Vol’s I & II’. He’s performed extensively in New Orleans and throughout the US and shared the stage with Big Thief, Twain, and The Deslondes.
In addition to his own project, he has spent the last several years recording a wide variety of artists in New Orleans, including Twain, CW Stoneking, Kinsey Lee (The Wild Reeds), and Esther Rose.
"Family Fodder exude an exhilarating sense that everything was possible, that there weren't any limits to imagination and humour. The scope of their musical range remains as dizzying and exciting as it once was." (Time Out New York)
The original vinyl can be found on Fresh Records (Jungle UK) ... there is also a great CD edition from Staubgold. This digital version features a different selection of material and can be found on bandcamp.
Bitter Truth is a hardcore punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. While taking influence from early 2000’s hardcore, the band seeks to put their own spin on the genre. Their latest release “The Voice of the Unheard“ is an EP including 3 tracks from the upcoming LP entitled “Power”. The songs are fast and aggressive and tackle issues from police brutality to more personal issues such as broken relationships and breaking through expectations that other people put on you. All proceeds from the purchase of this EP will go to the Michigan Solidarity Bail Fund.
Well hmmm, Powerplant occurs somewhere in the shadows of post / synth punk that produces material both 'sad & happy'. Once a solitary bedroom op from the internet, but now an animated full live band. Hey, smell the sizzle of synthesisers, hear precise drum machines and it's human iteration, giddy bass in the evening and a little guitar to go with eloquent oral exhibition. And all, all this to walk with our heads high and hearts light. Or at least try. To better days!
The Healer is about overcoming issues with your mental health and learning practice self love. Meg (our lead singer) is a cardiac nurse and Pain is about her experiences with a particular patient. I've also attached a band photo.
Heres a blurb about us - DIY London band Honey Joy are Meg, Matt, Jay, Giles and Joe who are the very best of friends. Their forthcoming second album, aptly titled 'II' is a journey between the dark and the light. Meg wrote half the songs whilst signed off sick from work due to her mental health and the other half when she was out the side and on a mission of self love. It's "an exploration of the places your mind can go and a narrative of my experiences of those times" she says.
M.C. Kelz is a name deep-rooted in the Bristol Hip-Hop scene. He made his debut in '88, with 'I Am The Poet' followed by 'Clash Of The Beats' both on Smith & Mighty's Three Stripe Records. In 1990, he would go on to form 3pm, alongside Krissy Kriss and D.J. Lynx.
Sir Beans first appeared with Bristol's Transcript Carriers, later morphing into Parlour Talk and extended group, Undivided Attention. He has worked with a list of artists including Gunshot, Def Tex, Numskullz, Portishead, The Cloaks (LA) and a recent project with Birmingham based crew, The Enjinz, to name a few.
Roadblock Dub Collective is a duo of Yulius Samiaji and Hidayat Surodijoyo from Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The duo is released two new tracks on June 19th, featuring vocal cameos from two dub and hip-hop heavyweights. The 1st track, “Sepinggungan” features the smooth, vocal stylings of Anjing Dub’s Terranova (Bandung) while the 2nd track, “Russ” is a collaboration with veteran, hip-hop wordsmith, Oddateee (NYC/Lyon). These two tracks mark a decade of their existence, and another step in their musical journey.
Scottish hip-hop pioneers Stanley Odd are back with a three-minute ode to the anti-heroes. True to form, FUWSH (produced by Dunt) is a punchy, whip-smart story of fearless individuality from the Edinburgh six-piece who are renowned for shaking up traditional hip-hop values with real life problems and an unwavering sense of humour.
Within the broad strokes of Americana music, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife have refined their own palette, expanding on their distinctive alt-country roots, culminating in a body of work that many believe is the band’s finest to date.
Quiet Tiger is an alternative pop duo from Brighton, UK. A forward-thinking combination of modern electronic and hip-hop production with outside-the-box pop songwriting, their sound is a unique take on contemporary pop music.
Natalie Gardiner Natalie Gardiner is a Swedish soul singer. Since her debut in 2003 she has released a string of critically acclaimed albums and EPs. While collaborating with a number of producers as a guest vocalist, all of her on released has been produced by RMJC from the start. During the spring of 2020 Gardiner has returned to the stage after a long period of absence with 3 new EP releases.
Lauren Scott is a singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. Their new project, Lost/After It All, incorporates both past and present musical inclinations by incorporating vocal loops into their folky style of playing. With smooth melodies and swirling harmonies, Lauren enchants listeners with their rich and chilling voice. Reminiscent of summer nights, their music will beckon you back to blissful memories with its dreamy style and compelling rhythm. Lauren moves past genre, blending the beauty of musical traditions to create a style all their own.
During these troubling times, I’m happy to be a New Yorker. Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love this city. For me, it’s like living in an amazing dream (although a bit of a nightmare at the moment), where ANYTHING is possible and the sense of community is strong. Over the last year or so, I’ve written A LOT of music and with the current situation, I have been inspired to write even more. I will be putting this music out in the near future and plan on putting more of my focus towards this and other projects I have in the pipeline. It all starts today!
Aurora Borealis is the duo of Race Bannon and Original Super Legend. Elephant Boat is a chapter in that book. When you think of hip hop music in the form of pure extract, Aurora Borealis would be bottled among the most potent of tinctures. Sonic beauty and an intergalactic vibration pushed beyond Gargantua.
Nwando Ebizie is a constellation point for a spectrum of multidisciplinary works that call for RADICAL change.
She challenges her audience to question their perceived realities through art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice.
Works include her immersive sensory environment Distorted Constellations, her pop persona Lady Vendredi (a blaxploitation heroine from another dimension!) and the building of her long-term operatic experience, Hildegard: Visions.
Hanakata of expressive songwriter is a music researcher who creates songs using various instruments. That song that will be sung in her mother tongue will sound to various people regardless of the West or the East.
Tim Otto is a versatile New York based saxophonist who has performed all over the world paying jazz, blues, funk & rock. He has led groups such as Free Ride, The Pink Noise Saxtet, and Harmony Hall, plus performed with The Last of The International Playboys, the NYC Ska Orchestra, Firewater, Jay Rodriguez, and Pinetop Perkins, among many others. Otto also founded the Rockaway Beach Jazz Festival featuring NYC jazz talent every summer on the famous boardwalk.
Kamyar Arsani is an Iranian multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter based in Washington DC. Through his solo work and numerous collaborations, Arsani creates music across an array of styles, ranging from classical Persian music to genre-defying electronic experimentation. A teacher, performer and scholar of the daf _ the Iranian frame drum _ Arsani has been a featured artist at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Voice of America, Georgetown University and numerous other stages throughout the region.
Yorie has been blowing up in the Kobe and Osaka scene in Japan over the last two years, based on the power of her live performances. Her music is a mix of urban folk and soul, with a raw, emotional edge. Japanese critics describe her music as “so violent, hopeless, and extremely kind. You can't imagine it’s coming from a singer with such a cute almost comical appearance.” Currently YORIE is setting up her first tour in Europa for coming 2021.
Susan Bear is Good Dog. Her debut album, Creature, was released May 22, 2020 on Lost Map. Its 15 tracks represent, explains Suse, “kind of a diary of my 20s”. Creature was written, played, recorded, & mixed on a computer in a home studio in Glasgow or on a Sony tape player from 1981.
From the Mela’s of Bangladesh to the streets of Havana, via some districts in Lagos and on to a bustling club in London. That is what is giving London its new accent. Described by Songlines as “Probably the world’s best Afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi group.”
Anna grew up in the East Village in NYC, and has been living in Brooklyn since she was sixteen years old. She graduated from the New School of Public Engagement for Creative Writing. She has been writing and singing and performing since she was a child. She is a singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller and poet and can often be found (sans Corona times) playing around town with her honky-tonk/blues/folk etc band, Anna J & the Somethin Else. She has also been a proud member of the folk vocal group, Ukrainian Village Voices, for 5 years.
Gabriels are an LA based group formed in 2016 consisting of lead singer Jacob Lusk and producers Ari Balouzian and Ryan Hope.
Their debut single ‘Loyalty’ was released on the seminal R&S Records in December 2018 and garnered a lot of excitement, which led to features in both Prada and Calvin Klein TV campaigns.
Jacob is a huge part of the LA gospel community, regularly leading worship and lending supporting vocals or choral arrangements to artists such as Diana Ross and Beck, while Ari & Ryan run the creative studio ‘Appraiser’ and recently scored two films at Sundance Festival.
They have been working together on their album for four years and release their next single ‘In Loving Memory’ on May 15th.
Out of the South Los Angeles renaissance, Afro-Latina singer/songwriter Marvelous Xe is bringing awareness, love, and vibrational peace to her community and fellow activists through dope music set at 432Hz with genre crossing anthems fused with head banging rock. Her music reflects the national tension surrounding police brutality, black lives and LGBTQIA issues. When asked who the intended audience is, Marvelous Xe stated that she creates for the weary and oppressed.
Marvelous Xe is joined by Grammy winning engineer and producer Brendan Dekora. In the industry for over 18 years, Brendan brings his years of experience to the table to develop and envision the in-depth productions that are Marvelous Xe.
We’re all just spinning in circles of time and space. Art-pop band Frederick the Younger lasso various transitory states and tensions of the heart on their new EP "Fever." Across six songs, the Louisville-based songwriters and real-life couple, Jenni Cochran and Aaron Craker, seek for something real and dissects regret, love and letting go. Producer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne) couples the vivid, visceral lyrics and equally-emotive arrangements with a slick, yet dreamy, quality. “Fever” was released on SonaBLAST! Records 1/31/20.
Rosy Finch is a Sludge Riot Metal trio born in Spain in 2013 with an eclectic blend of the 90´s grrls and a lot of alternative rock influences formed in 2013 with singer/guitarist Mireia Porto (also was a member of the doom metal band Hela) bassist Elena García and drummer Lluís Mas from Pyramidal. 2019 saw a line-up change during the recording of the new album, with Oscar Soler (Domo, Pyramidal) and Juanjo Ufarte (Grajo, The Dry Mouths) taking over bass and drums duties. The new formation has created a new heavy sound where singer and guitarist Mireia Porto finally seems to be in her element transmitting her darkest emotions.
Kingsize The Vet is a dj ,rapper, and beat maker. He creates music for hip hop heads,nerds,gamers and anime fanatics. He is known for his Battle Raps, Spiritual Raps,Horrorcore and Nerdcore songs. He has recorded with hip hop vets : El P (of Run The Jewels),Chino XL ,Mickey Factz, Mega Ran, Eyedea, Mr.Lif, Aesop Rock.
Gillian Carter is a screamo band from Florida that formed in 2005. With many releases and countless tours under their belt, this diverse band continues to push the genre forward, through their unique songwriting and an energetic live performance.
They are not millenials, but they know their slang and they fight without thinking of the consequences. Cemënteri was formed in Alicante (Spain) in 2017 by ex-members of underground bands such as Vaquero Caballo or El Eje Del Mal. They started touring Spain very quickly and released 4 singles, a compilation and a live EP, all of this in 2 years. Cemënteri are clearly influenced by 90's hardcore and punk rock although they try to go a bit further when it comes to intensity. But do not understand Cemënteri as a revival - it´s actually quite the opposite as they increase the sound of post-hardcore to a level never seen before.
P.R.N.D.L. is the solo project of California rocker Eric Candias. Along with P.R.N.D.L., he also plays drums in A.L.F, a dumbcore-punk band based in Orange County. P.R.N.D.L and A.L.F. tapes are available via White Glove Records - get em while they’re hot! Check out White Glove Records for some other fine releases and great things to come!
Only God Forgives is Stephen Pitman and Shelby Wilson from Toronto. This record is our first together, and was written mostly during quarantine and recorded in Shelby's bedroom. We wanted to go in a different direction from some of our past/current bands. Something more pop!
Kike Gutiérrez (El Gran Oso Blanco, Xkrude, Las Mierdas) Frego (Oddhums, Las Mierdas, Xkrude) begin to compose the first songs at Black Bunker Studios in February 2018 and Juan A. Soler "Kantz" (Tenpel, Delobos, De la Cuna a la Tumba) joins the project in March, adding vocals to these new compositions. In the recording of their first album "La Deriva" Paco Reig (El Gran Oso Blanco, Los Ambolias) joined as the band drummer and finally the band was closed with Víctor Díaz (El Gran Oso Blanco, Arapahoes) on bass.
MOURA is all about going into trance around the bonfire and get ready for the coven. Psychedelic rock, prog rock, traditional folk and lyrics in Galician go together in their debut album. Spanish band formed by Diego Veiga (vocals, guitars), Hugo Santeiro (guitars), Pedro Alberte (bass), Fernando Vilaboy (keys) and Luis Casanova (drums) give us the key to open ourselves and meet our souls once again, those ones that real life wanted us to forget.
Myths, Conspiracy Theories, and Other Stuff I Made Up To Sound Interesting is an album about finding hope in the face of crisis. The record switches from noisy indie rock, to chamber pop, to political folk, to country, sometimes within a single song, with lyrics that find wry humor in the struggle to keep your head above water. It was recorded over 2 years and marks the first album we’ve produced as a full band.
Clap Stomp Swingin' is a swing band based in Osaka, Japan, that is known to perform at Lindy hop events in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and all over Japan. They were formed in 2011 and they’re still keeping it energetic and fun.
Mathias Duplessy is a French multi-instrumentalist and music composer. He’s a fiery globe trotter composer influenced by sounds from elsewhere. In addition to his own projects, he’s composing for French and international artists but also numerous soundtracks for films and documentaries. Insatiably curious, Mathias Duplessy never ceases to diversify his sources of inspiration, to collaborate with artists from all traditions, thus breaking down the boundaries of genres, leading to an unparalleled style.
Natalie Jane Hill is a folk singer-songwriter from Central Texas and currently based in Austin. From being immersed in the traditional folk and primitive guitar scene, she has been creating her own finger picking styles and progressions, adding a contemporary feel to them. Her songs are poetic, intricately layered and with melodious and descriptive thought. Natalie’s debut record “Azalea” will be out May 15th on Dear Life Records.
Pat Charlie Hatt is a singer-songwriter hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Combining his punk rock background with his love for country and folk music, he released his debut EP in 2012. After taking a 7 year break from music to pursue a career as a barber, he is currently working on a new EP that will tentatively be released at the end of the year.
Jordan Capizzi is a member of the Nielsen Family Band - a space country quintet from Lancaster, PA. The band's debut album - Family Bible - was released in 2019. As a chosen family, tNFB began playing together in 2017. As well as Jordan, tNFB members include: Doug Hynes, Robert Nye, Kate Seifarth, and John Spurlock.
Malaimé Soleil is the project of four highly enthusiastic kids from Quebec. Influenced by psychedelic art and old school francophone music, they have a raging desire of creating something new. The singer started to put his unorthodox poetry on melodies, which are then musically enhanced by his bandmates.
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AMALIA is a solo project from Argentina that took shape in Mexico City during the years that the composer lived there. FRAGMENTOS DE UN DISCURSO NO TAN AMOROSO its her first album. The style of each song varies according to the time and geography of composition, reflecting an uninterrupted search for an authentic and sincere language
SUTHEP Band was found by 4 friends who’ve been playing music together for 20 years. They’d created each other bands following their favourite style. They reunion to make a music by mixed their styles to create a unique sound based on old word and melody with modern rhythm and harmony hoping to make all listener remind their good old days. “SUTHEP” is the name of subdistrict in Chiangmai Thailand they that established the band.
Kid Fourteen is Khodor Ellaik, musician and songwriter currently based in Beirut, Lebanon. Beginning his journey in the local music as part of the local punk band Beirut Scum Society, Khodor also formed a No Wave band with local talents called Friendly Faces. Khodor launched his solo noise pop outfit Kid Fourteen in 2015 and released two albums “Dream Kids Never Sleep” (Ruptured) in 2016 and “Blood-thick Silence” (Pinyon) in 2018. His latest album “Love” was released on March 21, 2020 on Kidsplay, Kid Fourteen’s art collective.
HERA IS AN AWARD-WINNING ICELANDIC SINGER/SONGWRITER WHO HAS LOST COUNT OF HOW MANY TIMES SHE HAS TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD WITH HER GUITAR.
NAMED 'BEST FEMALE ARTIST' AT THE ICELANDIC MUSIC AWARDS; HAS PERFORMED AT SXSW, GLASTONBURY AND SUPPORTED NICK CAVE, JOE COCKER, AMANDA PALMER, AND THE DRESDEN DOLLS.
HERA'S NEW ALBUM IS SET FOR RELEASE IN EARLY 2020; THIS NEW COLLECTION OF SONGS IS HER MOST INTRICATELY CRAFTED AND PERSONAL RELEASE YET. SELF-TITLED 'HERA', THE ALBUM HAS BEEN IN THE MAKING FOR OVER THREE YEARS AND IS RECORDED ACROSS THE WORLD, PRODUCED BY BARÐI JÓHANNSON (BANG GANG/LADY & BIRD)
Victor Rice has been in the game for over 30 years, playing bass for artists and bands as diverse as The Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Laurel Aiken, The Easy Star All-Stars, The NY Ska-Jazz Ensemble, and many others. He has produced records for the Slackers, Hepcat, Moon Invaders, Dr. Ring Ding, Soothsayers, and dozens more. Since relocating to Brazil and building his studio in the centre of its megalopolis, he has worked non-stop with artists around the globe - winning two Latin Grammys along the way for his production work with singer Tulipa Ruiz in 2015 and the iconic Elza Soares in 2016. Many may also know Rice for his remix and dub work, with hundreds of examples available on his YouTube channel and years of performing solo with his Strikkly Vikkly Dub System.
David is THE singer-songwriter being catapulted into 2020. With two singles to his name and an album in the works that promises to be something unlike anything you have heard before, this promising talent has had the Australian music-scene talking for a while now, it is just a matter of time before word spreads to the wider national and international audience.
The Idiot Kids have the energy of punk, the roughened aesthetic of garage-rock, and the melodic sensibilities of art-pop. This is music with shake-you-up hooks, frenzied tempos, gnarly guitars and anthemic vocals.
Four friends arguing about sci-fi plots & brutalist monoliths in between psychedelic dark wave jams. Dark Dials from Vancouver, Canada play retro-futurist space rock with post-punk gloom and new wave optimism.
Seattle based songwriter Don Piano’s music focus on the beauty and melancholy of being human, and finding happiness in the slow and simple. His new single No Fun was recorded from self isolation as quickly as possible.
Molly Maher resides on the border between the lands of Americana and the Blues and moves beautifully between them, blending simmer and cool guitar playing. Molly has traveled the dustiest roads of the American music tradition and returned to sing about it with an authentic and sage voice. To see her perform live is an unforgettable experience. An incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draws from the deep roots of Americana music. She writes songs that ring true. Her singing is a ﬁne balance of deep and soulful, somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt. Twangy and lament-filled spirit, guitar driven country-folk-jam with a blues swagger.
Composer and instrumentalist from Brasilia, Brazil. His instruments are: guitar, acoustic guitar, 10-string mandolin, viola caipira, and more recently, the gambitarra [a hybrid guitar, a mix of guitar and bass]. He usually moves between 'rodas de choro' and music festivals in Brasília. Currently, he also publishes on the web his compositions and reinterpretations of some Brazilian classics in instrumental arrangements.
Architect, Music Producer, Dj and Photographer from Portugal, Lisbon. He’s been responsible for some serious mash ups produced in the last years. on WACK records was number one chart on main record shops around the world. On his own label, LISBOA he worked with producers like Mr. Bird and JSTAR. Records also for RESENSE records, sub-label of AGOGO records (Austria). His records earned air space on the referenced “Craig Charles Funk and Soul show” on BBC Radio, Radio X in Germany, Popcorner RAI. in Italy and Radio Oxigenio in Lisbon.
A band formed by the singer and songwriter Rebeca Morfin and Francisco Atristain on the drums. In 2011 they started playing together for a friend's project called Apache O'Raspi and later their project by the name of Buhos (Owls) took form. Francisco had a previous band called "Suave as Hell" with two great albums, and Rebeca had her personal project with one independent album called "el mundo en el espejo" (the world in the mirror).
Late Cambrian is an Indie Pop Band from Brooklyn NY. They sing fun, existential lyrics over smart chords changes and are influenced by Todd Rundgren, ELO, Phoenix, The Strokes & Elvis Costello. They have toured the UK playing 30 dates opening for Wheatus (Teenage Dirtbag) and many of their songs appeared on MTV and Bravo on Parental Guidance, Bad Girls Club and More.
Nuit Blanche is a new band out of France. Their chanson pop, inspired by poetry, is delicate and intimate. Great friends first, they finally started playing music and melding their artistic worlds. Connected to the moon, their melodies are sweetly haunting like insomnia after a dreamy summer night. With the melancolía, they portray those brief moments that move you but can only be described by either a tortuous turn of phrase or a spark from the electric guitar. Last month they published their first album and are having a blast being able to share it with you.
Titus Haug is a singer-songwriter based in San Diego, California. Although California has been home for several years, he is originally from Southern Japan. After releasing his first record “There Is Time” in early 2017, Titus has steadily grown a following while touring across the United States and Canada. His recent releases include the River Eyes EP and singles “Child” and “Thinking of You.”
Giovanni Renzo is an Italian pianist and composer. He regularly plays in music venues and festivals, alternating his concerts with teaching and composition. Renzo has composed music for films, theater, ballet, opera, multimedia performances, and has published seven albums of original music. The style of Giovanni Renzo is a mix of improvisation and composition, a path where different roads intersect, from jazz to contemporary, from classical to minimalism, from tango to film music.
Los Angeles based Phi-Psonics is a new instrumental group with an introspective, improvisational approach to creating lush, immersive soundscapes. Led by Bassist/Composer Seth Ford-Young who, along with his solo projects, has worked extensively as a session/touring musician including stints with notables like Tom Waits and Edward Sharpe. Joining Ford-Young are two of his old Edward Sharpe bandmates; Josh Collazo on drums and Mitchell Yoshida on electric piano. Sylvain Carton (Beats Antique, Jon Vanderslice) provides Saxophones and Flutes.
Mavi Veloso likes to do tranny crafts in her creations hoping to cause the crowds to change their perspective about things. Transdisciplinar by nature, she integrates in music her background as performance artist, dancer, actress, designer, songwriter and producer. As a transgender Latin American migrant in Europe, the combination of sass and versatility announces her a fierce trans femme force bringing different styles in powerful stage performances.
With his project ‘Dialogues’ composer/cellist Stijn Kuppens composes dialogues of his solo pieces with other instruments. He composed a violin part, completing the cello solo version of ‘The Angel of 1985’, played by violinist Hugh Desmond. The result is amazingly enough a whole new composition, standing aside the coexisting solo version. The title reveals a tribute to a 13-year-old child, that didn’t survive a natural disaster, but managed to send a very important message to the world: you can still mean something to others, even in the worst circumstances.
Angolan, Portuguese London based creative. His practice travels from the design of material objects to the exploration of sonic landscapes. Currently performing with Petite Noir, Joel presents Crimson a record of inner conversations that hope's to instigate one to travel within. Crimson is a continuous dialogue with one's self.
Welcoming you into the garden of your subconscious with vivid imagery, and powerful lyrics. Brighton based songwriter Linden provides conceptual works with complementary visual arts and soundscapes, presenting music through interactive multimedia performances that contemplate themes such as the human condition, female sexuality, domestic violence and it's victims stories. Dripping with mystery Lindens works echo that of David Lynch begging the listener to perceive a unique narrative as they journey through her conceptual garden.
The Grey Merchant' are a band from Blackrock, Cork, Ireland. They record, produce and release independent music with Demeanour Records - Their new album 'The Claude Glass' will be released in February 2020.
A music creator of inspirations, a woven landscape of conservation, a voice to reflect our time. Sounds similar to intricately painted orchestral pads, using synths, strings, hypnotic beats, vocals, and dirty guitar, some minimalism drawing upon inspirations from the greatest songwriters of our time.
To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night.
Samm bones first hit the road at 18, never looking back. Adventuring off to journeys far and wide. Her music sings tales of ragged travel and exploration. With a rasp in her voice accompanied by her unique music style. Samm Bones is the definition of a strong female role and DIY individual. In her latest released album, Sick in the Head you can experience her past travels exploring the mountains of Alaska to the desert of Peru; undeniably inspiring tales of hard-living, transcendental personal growth and self-discover, right along with her.
Vanna Oh! is a rock-and-roll queen who blends the brazen and infectious movement of the genre with a modern, feminine twist. Vanna Oh! mixes the American staples--blues, punk, country, and jazz--to pay homage to the last century of rock-and-roll evolution. She uses the electric guitar as a tool of empowerment for a gender left out of much of rock-and-roll history, and wields it deftly to create dynamic rhythms and ear-catching hooks. Her vocals soar from whispers to all-out guttural screams as she calls for social evolution and vocalizes the rock-and-roll story from a feminine point of view.
Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads - nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres - from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock - her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, and Lana Del Rey.
Rapasa is a singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and music educator who advocates for traditional music. He plays several indigenous instruments to East Africa. His principal instrument is Nyatiti, an eight-string lyre from the Lüo community of Western Kenya. His music gives an insight into our ancestor’s wisdom and is very focused on this heritage. After his EP Songs of Equality released December last Year, Tipona a special journey is out now in 2020.
Violinist/singer Jessica Deutsch began composing in 2011, and she put together a 4-piece to play her music. Thus began Ozere, a band that traverses classical chamber music, Arabic folk music, Celtic fiddle, Cuban rhythms, and soaring improvisations. Violin, mandolin, cello and bass combine to make a rich new sound. Jessica Deutsch and Ozere released their third studio album, "Traces," on March 8.
We are a symphonic death metal band with influences from bands like Therion and Nigthwish. We have 3 voices, 2 guitars, bass, drums and keyboards. Our music seeks to generate questions about life and different forms of manipulation, such as religion and politics.
The band Arandu Arakuaa (“Knowlege of the cycles of heaven” or “Wisdom of the cosmos” in Tupi-Guarani language), was created in April 2008 when Zândhio Huku began writing songs with lyrics in Ancient Tupi language. The band is currently composed by Zândhio Huku (Guitars/ Vocals/Viola Caipira/Indigenous instruments), Andressa Barosa (Bass/Vocals) Guilherme Cerzario (Guitars/ Vocals) João Mancha (Drums/Percussion).
Heavily influenced by world renown artist Kirk Whalum, Allan Knighton carries the torch in delivering an undoubtedly great artistry. Born in Detroit, Michigan, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. Currently working independently as an international touring artist. His music brings a combination of sounds and genres to the listener. A limitless boundary of Country, Second-line, Jazz, Gospel, fusion, soul, R&B, Blues, and contemporary. His debut album Where I Come From, to be released February 2019, is a great example of the potential Allan Knighton has to offer.
The band Delmásy is a group of musicians in Washington, DC from different backgrounds of music and different places on the east coast. It has been a great collaboration and most of us have been playing together for about a year.
The Greenliners are a progressive bluegrass group from Asheville, NC featuring Richard Barrett (guitar), Jay Franck (mandolin - also of the band, Sanctum Sully), Ben Saylor (banjo - also of the band, Brushfire Stankgrass) and Christian Ferri (bass).
They will release their debut EP, "Never Looking Back" on May 30, 2020. Recorded over several sessions in 2019 at Indidog Studios with producer and dobro-extraordinaire Billy Cardine, "Never Looking Back" features six original songs that showcase the band's unique songwriting, instrumental dexterity, and rich vocal harmonies.
NYC raised, Levine now resides in California, working in the music industry as a producer, composer and musician. Since moving west, Levine debuted his solo LP Let The Machine Get It in 2017. His band Mechanical Royalty performed songs off the album since 2016 but recently went on hiatus so Levine can focus on recording. The Singles Series launched October, 2019. After the project wraps in late 2020, Mechanical Royalty will regroup as a three piece to write new music.
MOKOSHO is a Ukrainian folk group from Kyiv, Ukraine. They call themselves musical and visual experimental lab to have no boundaries in expressing the art.
The group synthesizes ancient folk songs with different musical styles and visuals to create a space of magic and fairy tale. Traditional motives and modern electronic sound reveal the different perspective to the old-time songs, and at the same time arouse the bitter-sweet feeling of nostalgia.
Junii is a 21 year old artist from Detroit. Although she’s known for her lyricism and strong delivery, she’s not your typical artist. She was pulled into the musical world at a young age and has honed her skills throughout the years. Her ability to not only rap but to also deliver smooth harmonies and vocals over soulful Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul tracks, states that Junii has a lot to offer to the industry. Her debut EP is set to release this month.
DeSanguashington, is a Colombian American band from Washington, D.C, that fuses traditional Colombian folk music with anglo genres. DeSanguashington has emerged as one of the premier world music bands in the Washington, D.C. area, recognized and beloved by the Latino community and those who enjoy international music.
Washington Social Club is a DC indie power pop band known for its raucous energy and spitfire melodies. Described by Rolling Stone as "Elvis Costello-y power pop and caffeinated danceability", and Washington Post said "the best of these songs are towering achievements."
Shooting for understated complexity topped off by instantly accessible melodies, Gal Gun stands out from the crowded Chicago garage-rock scene. Drawing heavy influences from 90's behemoths like Weezer and Blur while balancing a softer sound influenced by Belle & Sebastian and The Shins, their sound is equal parts familiar and refreshing.
The main body of the work comes from within, a slow burn into the tortured relationships, the longing, lust and erotic despair that comes from love and the loss of self. These themes are punctuated by stadium filling drums and rhythms, mournful and passionate guitars with Lush synthesized sounds that swell to silence. To be Human is to be translucent and this album is a description of what it's like to be wrestled from grace.
Colfax Speed Queen has done four nation wide tours, multiple festivals, 3 full length vinyl releases. Playboy Magazine once deemed Colfax Avenue, "the longest, wickedest street in America." Colfax Speed Queen has had its share of after-hours festivity and debauchery along their namesake avenue. The band has charmingly let loose in the Mile High City and all over cities near you.
Funk hunk (Rob Halgren) is a Denver based producer, DJ, and talkboxer who has played with acts such as Breakbot, Rayko, Escort, Marc Rebillet, the APX, Flamingosis, Planet Booty, Lebron, Yasmin, Irfane, the Silver Rider, De Lux, Danny Marin, Doc Martin . His upcoming album "Hunk's Got the Answer" is out on march 3rd 2020 on masterworks music (uk) and features five re-edits of dance floor fire, sure enough to get anyone's feet movin'. Coming up in mid-April, catch him touring around Mexico.
Queer, inspiring and sexy. Fronted by two gender-queer lovers, Parlour Panther packs a sonic punch. Unearthly guitar tones, layered opiatic synths, and soul-quenching grooves are complete with transcendent harmonies from androgynous celestial beings. Parlour Panther brings you gorgeous gritty rock.
Natural Satellite is a husband and wife duo based out of the Fox Valley. The couple met back in 2013 while earning music degrees from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and have been inseparable ever since. Jason Reisdorf is a talented jazz saxophonist who plays in a number of different genres and groups throughout Wisconsin. Karli Reisdorf is a cellist who experiments with different sounds, textures, and “unconventional” techniques on her instrument. Guided by the moon, Natural Satellite pushes the boundary of classification. Using their backgrounds in jazz and classical music, the couple has developed a truly unique sound with unconventional instruments, organic writing, and moody harmonies.
Isaac Raz - A Berkeley grad and an Emmy award winning composer and arranger. He has worked with Teo Macero And Barry Harris among other Jazz and Pop luminaries. Isaac is the founder of Whole Music LLC. He enjoys running in place, and reading about reading. Mike Shapiro - A Juilliard grad, Mike has worked with Todd Rundren, Wynton Marsalis, Richard Julian, Marcellus Hall and Pierre Boulez among others. He enjoys listening to NASCAR on the radio and full contact golf.
The dream is a journey through ancient sounds of the Colombian Caribbean, up tempo beats and other electronic elements that make a very powerful auditory feast. Colombian bagpipes, and drums maracones (traditional elements of cumbia) is mixturan with powerful electronic beats to envelop you in a very rich and exciting sound proposal. Production is in charge of Dukas Bungalo Dub and Ximbo; with the participation of Bhajan in traditional Colombian bagpipes. In the song these ancient instruments are claimed to be interpreted under traditional musical parameters of their original genre.
FAMASLOOP breaks conventional barriers to raise awareness, Put things under a magnifying lens to talk not only about taboo subjects within their society but also about love and transformation.
Eclectic, outspoken and unafraid to break rules, FAMASLOOP is a band that cannot be encompassed within a single music genre, Rock, Pop and Electronica are some of the ingredients that they put together to bring life to a style that themselves define as Cucú (cuckoo) Pop.
I am a pioneer of Soulful-benga music , a sub-genre of Benga Music from Kenya, I chose music as form of healing and reconnecting with my inner voice who was always inspired but did not how to express this to the world, unlike many musicians , I started my musical career way later after high school, since then I have never looked back despite the challenges and struggles of musicians.
César Carreras, from La Paloma, Paraguay, was born in San Pedro, Paraguay in 1952. A musician since 1966, he plays the bandoneon (a wind instrument). He has won several awards playing at regional festivals and fairs. Today he plays with a group called Sonidos del Paraná (Sounds from Paraná) based at Ciudad del Este.
The Ohio Civil Power is a Cleveland based band of Ohioans. Started by songwriter C.M. "Coyote Face" Sikon, the band has released their first self titled album in January of 2020. Members of the Ohio Civil Power are Coyote Face's brother Matthew Sikon & friends Matthew Childers & Joseph Anthony Wolfe.
New Fang is an alternative rock band from Tampa, FL. The group began as the passion project of Tyler Coy and Zach Short, two songwriters new to Tampa with a palpable musical chemistry that is enough to fill whatever room they are in. Paired with a powerhouse rhythm section, they revive that pure quality of rock and roll and infuse it with a modern, danceable groove that makes for unforgettable anthemic songs and energetic live shows.
New Primals is a Noise Rock/Dance-Punk band from Minneapolis, MN, consisting of Sam Frederick on Guitar & Vocals, Ali Terveen on Bass, and Lars Oslund on Drums. New Primals sound is best described as a cacophony of piercing sounds, disjointed guitars, and atonal melodies, which are roped together by heavy, danceable rhythms. This sound is delivered in an appropriately punishing fashion at the bands notoriously frenzied, chaotic and confrontational live shows.
Pimpono Ensemble [PL/NO/DK] is a large band based in Copenhagen led by drummer/composer Szymon Pimpon Gąsiorek. Their music combines post rock energy, freedom of improvisation, beautiful melodies and noise within the sound of jazz orchestra. Avant-garde meets pop culture. Survival Kit is their freshly released second album following well-received debut Hope Love Peace Faith.
All recent transplants of Beacon, NY, Bees In The Barn started playing together in 2018. Their common love for bluegrass and acoustic music brought them together. The result is music that surprises and delights.Their debut album dropped on January 11th, 2020. They're making the rounds in intimate house concerts and music venues in the area. A few regional places they've played: The Falcon Underground, Quinn's, Daryl's House, Milford Bluegrass Festival.
Ali Dineen is a multidisciplinary artist from Jackson Heights, Queens. She performs her original music and songs from the American folk tradition regularly in New York City and across the so-called United States. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the Savannah Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival. She teaches voice and harmony at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music, and assistant directs the Jalopy Chorus with Eva Salina. She also works with various other projects including The Boxcutter Collective, Bread and Puppet Theater, and a folk-duo collaboration with Feral Foster. "Hold On" is her third album.
A cello and an accordion. Two instruments that are very close to the human voice and at the same time we meet them in many different kinds of music. Two musicians, Stella Tempreli and Thanos Stavridis, perform different kinds of music and mix them by creating stories. Tales from the Box, through their music choices, present us a kaleidoscope of pictures, sounds, memories, and experiences.
ODD OKODDO is a Kenyan/German duo consisting of Olith Ratego and Sven Kacirek. The duo formed the project ODD OKODDO in 2018, with the two musicians joining their various talents which dovetail in perfection. Ratego writes the lyrics and vocal melodies while Kacirek composes, records and produces the arrangements of all nine songs on AUMA. They create a colourful, dynamic sound which is defined by both Ratego’s enormous vocal compass and range of timbres as well as Kacirek’s outstanding skills as a sensitive percussionist.
Belgian composer/cellist Stijn Kuppens AKA Roger Lee K takes you on a journey through times and cultures. Close your eyes, listen to 'Inner Cello' and let him take you along through a variety of new cello sounds, you'll discover things you’ve never heard. Purely acoustic cello, no loops, no overdubs, no effects.
The Maggie Pills is a self-produced collective of musicians from Australia, Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico.The songs have a fresh sensitivity that evokes the spirit of the 90s alternative scene and the freedom of punk. Based in Melbourne, the group are about to release their debut EP. Their first single, Weirds, is a soft-punk tribute to the band's namesake.
With sounds reminiscent of early Brit-Rock and a nod to 90’s alt-rock, Easy Honey captures both the playfulness and maturity that accompanies one’s coming of age. The band released self-titled Easy Honey album in May, 2018. During the album’s promotion, the band moved to Charleston, South Carolina. The group consists of dual front men Selby Austin (Vocals & Guitar) and Darby McGlone (Vocals & Guitar), Charlie Holt (Vocals & Drums) and Daniel Comen (Bass Guitar).
Karen Meat is a pop rock project of Arin Eaton based in Iowa. You’re An Ugly Person, Karen Meat’s recent April 2018 LP, features collaborative tracks with Eaton and Dana Telsrow. Their theatrical live sets ooze with memorable 80s-inspired beats, honest and bright vocals, guitar solos by Dana, and coordinated outfits.
The Wild Type is a 5-piece matriarchal pop cult from Kansas City, Missouri. On December 27th of 2019 the group released their first official music video for a new single titled “Not Tonight Josephine”. The Wild Type has supported national acts on the live stage such as Phantogram, Bishop Briggs, Caroline Rose, and The Greeting Committee. They are currently in the studio working on an EP to be released in the summer of 2020.
Laini is a songwriter/ recording artist living on a sail boat in Tasmania, Australia. Her debut album, 'Laini Colman', released in 2017 includes a wide range of genres to create an overall dark, cinematic pop. In May 2019, working with local musician and Producer Mike Raine she released her 2nd album "Take A Breath". Proceeds from her latest single “Tears of Ash” are going towards Australia's bush fire disaster relief and recovery efforts.
Elisete is a sensitive and optimistic artist striving to take part in the repair of our world. As a person, as a singer with a mission and as a Brazilian, she is feeling the pain of the scorched and destroyed Amazon forests and she wants to cry out to raise awareness and stop the damage that man is causing to nature and thus to himself. Elisete is a versatile and prolific singer and songwriter originally from Brazil. She lives in Israel.
Alper Tuzcu is a composer, guitarist, and a producer. His newest EP ‘Migrante' will be released by Palma Records on February 21, 2020, inspired by music of different cultures. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, he’s also a touring musician and educator.
Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, LYNNE HANSON's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. She's known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. She's won two Canadian Folk Music awards, is a two-time Kerrville New Folk finalist, and winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award.
Rooted in traditional country, Hannah Juanita's writing is refreshing and authentic amidst so many attempting to emanate southern culture through song. Her emotion and intensity are echoed through the rich tones of her voice, reminiscent of the sass and vibrato of Loretta Lynn. Being a true honky tonk girl and two-steppin’ aficionado to boot, Hannah naturally understands the groove of a song that makes a dancer reach for their partner’s hand and hit the dancehall floor.
We rock from the former spring (Trujillo) to the universe, traveling wrapped in sidereal sounds, looking to land on new surfaces to take flight back to unknown galaxies.
The band swings between the riffs and the rock psychedelia of the 60s and 70s; next to the dark, cosmic, intelligent, sweet and furious sounds of various alternative sub-genres - experimental; leaving the door open for entry to any electro-stratospheric spectrum that floats through space.
The band "Dobranotch" was set up in 1998 in France where a company of friends musicians from St.Petersburg, Russia was driven by wanderlust and the love of fresh musical experiences. After some years of travels the band came back to St. Petersburg to get a new lineup and new sound.
"Dobranotch" performs Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan traditional music, drawing on deep knowledge of traditions, rich experience in traveling and interacting with traditional musicians from different countries. The band's repertoire also includes Russian songs of the golden age of brass bands. Throughout its existence "Dobranotch" has toured across more than twenty countries of the world and recorded seven albums. One can hear the band's music in TV series, feature films and documentaries.
The Vapor Vespers is an edge-pushing transcontinental collaboration between acclaimed NYC & Hudson Valley-based multi-instrumentalist Sal Cataldi (aka Spaghetti Eastern Music) and Alaskan playwright and slam poet Mark Muro.
Drawing inspiration from music-powered spoken word icons like John Cooper Clarke, and Lord Buckley, and the O.G. of monologues, Ruth Draper, the Vapor Vespers are unwrapping their jazz and ambient flavored brew with a 13-track album, One-Act Sonix.
Since forming in the din of a house party two years ago, PVA are the genre-hopping passion project of London musicians Ella Harris, Josh Baxter and Louis Satchell. The three piece traverse fistfuls of genres throughout their rapturous live sets, incorporating techno landscapes, Balearic euphoria, and industrial miasma within the same songs. The band’s unique energy combines with blocky synths, autotuned vocals and motorik drum loops to earmark the group as one of the capital’s foremost new bands.
Will Padgett is a Kentucky based bluegrass/folk musician. He is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Music (2014) & Morehead State University (2016). His main focus is guitar, mandolin, bass, & banjo. Will plays in a number of bands around the central Kentucky area. He has just released 2 new cd projects. “Mason Jar Blues”, a collection of bluegrass/folk instrumentals, all composed by Will Padgett. “Lost Maiden” a collaboration with friend/musician Callie Northern.
Frankie Sunswept is an artist, songwriter, producer living in Queens, NY. Born and raised in 1980's Southern California, he is influenced by pre-war blues, folk songs, 50's/60's rock n' roll and r&b, surf guitar music, psych rock, to present day music.
Frankie Sunswept releases a song every month, and has two albums set for release in 2020, one a solo record, the other with his 'cosmic r&b' band The Sunwrays. He also plays in the local band Starcrossed Losers.
Princess’s music journey began in London at her church choir, where she had the opportunity to learn from and sing with industry artists. She has over 12 years’ experience as a backing vocalist, working with Grammy award winners such as Israel Houghton, MOBO award winner Dappy as well as being mentored by industry music director with over 40 years industry experience. She was also featured on BET for doing a group single geared towards raising money during the Haiti crisis at Abbey Road Studios.
She has an innovative R&B/Afroswing sound that is dynamic, current and full of melody.
Veteral singer, songwriter and dancer/choreographer Nurse Matlala announces her return to the industry after a 2-year break with a sensational Xitsonga traditional music album titled ‘Xidlodlo”.
Nurse Matlala began her music career as a backing vocalist and dancer for the late legendary Peter Teanet in 1988 at a tender age of just 17. She then became a backing vocalist and dancer for xitsonga traditional music legends Ellias Baloyi and the late Peter Hlungwani in 1990. To-date, Nurse Matlala has released nine (9) solo albums and has worked/collaborated with many prominent artists in South Africa and Mozambique. Nurse Matlala also boasts five (5) best-selling albums released as a group called “Shaka Bundo Girls” between 1995 and 1999.
Rapasa is a singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and music educator who advocates for traditional music. He plays several indigenous instruments to East Africa. His principal instrument is Nyatiti, an eight-string lyre from the Lüo community of Western Kenya. His music gives an insight into our ancestor’s wisdom and is very focused on this heritage. Out now is his EP called Songs of Equality and coming soon, early 2020, will be his debut album Tipona.
Diana Tovar is a musical proposal that approaches the richness of Colombian music with new sounds and mixes through the song. She belongs to a generation that represents the musical and cultural miscegenation that surrounds us, fresh and rich in rhythms of different geographies, thus generating new sounds within the popular music in Colombia. The proposal, led by singer and songwriter Diana Tovar, is an explosion of energy and melodies loaded with simple and deep lyrics, of constant dialogue of the shores of the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, indie folk sounds that dialogue with Colombian popular music. A musical landscape that inhabits each melody generating a global commitment, which transcends borders in its feeling. A proposal that permeates the city, the landscape of the sea and the mountains.
The 1950s, a fourpiece from Bergen, Norway, have known each other since high school. Equipped with an encyclopaedic knowledge of 60s through to 90s rock, much of their formative years were spent down the pub quietly and civilly arguing about all things musical. Then in 2015, they decided to form a band and record some songs of their own. They have one Ep and several singles out, and plan to release an LP in spring of 2020.
Niall Teague is a singer song writer and multi-instrumentalist from Belfast City based in Galway in the west of Ireland. The Fast Company band features some of the west's best talent on fiddle, flute, accordion, guitars, double bass, piano, drums, bodhran, harmonies and more. Niall Teague and the Fast Company play well-crafted folk and roots style songs as well as uplifting traditional fusion instrumentals. The bands sounds are influenced by Irish Traditional and folk music as well as country, Americana and bluegrass artists.
Swampmeat emerged from the Coldrice scene (Birmingham, UK) inhabited by the likes of Copter, Big Bang, Table Scraps and many other deplorable reprobates. Danny C and T-Bird recorded two long players in the coming years (Double Dutch & Moonshine and Camp Heartbreak) and graced many a stage from Birmingham to Brazil in their quest to preach the good word.
Originally from the great Pacific Northwest, Scott is an award winning Nashville based performing singer/songwriter, a 3 time Top 30 charting recording artist in Europe. Recently named Country Music People Magazine's "Indie Songwriter of the Year for 2018". He is a 3 time AWA nominee for Male Vocalist of the Year and Pure Country Album of the Year. March of 2019 Scott was awarded the "Pure Country Album of the Year" by the Academy of Western Artists
Having graced the stage with jazz greats like Bob Dorough and Clark Terry, John Burnette made a career out of music. After a major family event, however, his life took an unexpected turn away from music. This release marks a welcome return to music. His track, Melancholy Christmas, is a handmade ornament listeners get to pull out each year and have a little gratitude.
The Panorama Jazz Band and the Panorama Brass Band have been working steadily in New Orleans since 1995, playing for locals and tourists alike while occasionally traveling nationally and internationally. The instrumentation is made up of horns, accordion, banjo, tuba and drums, a big sound that makes a big party. The music comes from anywhere people like to play, dance and celebrate: the Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe and New Orleans.
V. Shayne Frederick is a pianist and vocalist with performances spanning two decades. He has been featured at Minton's Harlem, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Suzanne Roberts Theater, and Long Beach Island Foundation. He has also performed at TEDx RoseTree, John Coltrane Jazz Festival, the Piton International Film Festival, and Musikfest. Cited as “one of the region’s busiest and best jazz singers,” “one to watch,” and a “shining light,” his 2019 debut Lovesome was followed by two EPs: Gleaming and Evergreen.
Zo! Gospel Choir is composed out of the best singing talent that the Netherlands has to offer. The choir was founded in 2010 in the Bijlmermeer which is situated in the South East of Amsterdam. Over the years Zo! Gospel Choir has grown into the best and most sought after choir in the netherlands. This multi-ethnic choir is under the inspiring musical leadership of Shirma Rouse and the “Dutch Queen of Soul, R&B and Gospel” Berget Lewis.
Gianmarco Cilli is a Philadelphia based singer and multi-instrumentalist who has played with National Eye, Windsor For The Derby, and The Silver Ages. His upcoming album, The Feel Is Now, is out on September 27, 2019 and features Charlie Hall and Dave Hartley of The War On Drugs, Zach Miller of Dr Dog, James Lavino, and was engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Nick Krill.
The Mountain Firework Company are an acoustic 5 piece based in Brighton, England. They came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour" and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre"
With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they leave their listeners enthralled with the infinity of possible answers to the question “what is the meaning of life.”
Initially starting out as an informal kitchen strum between 3 friends around a kitchen table with a desire to record ideas quickly and haphazardly in stolen moments between other commitments, the Stroppies didn't take long to morph into what one might call a "proper" band. Their songs often deal with themes of the personal and absurd filtered through the lens of 60s British invasion rock, 80s DIY and classic era Warner Brothers Cartoons to create something familiar yet idiosyncratic.
Yaron Kaver is an Israeli-American musician and writer based in the Bronx. He splits his studio time between Tel Aviv and New York. His first album, "Away Too Long," produced by Yonatan Levital, was released in October of 2018. His name is easy to Google.
Audra Kubat is a Detroit born singer-songwriter. Self-taught, Kubat began composing music on the piano at the age of eight. In her teens she started putting words to the music. In 2000 Kubat was nominated for five Detroit Music Awards, winning one for Best Folk Artist and another win in 2015 for Best Americana Instrumentalist. Currently, Kubat is teaching songwriting as a part of InsideOut Literary Arts Project, a local arts organization that helps place artists in classrooms to share, teach, and help inspire.
Like many songwriters, much of music I make is inspired by events that affect me emotionally. So, I try to turn these emotions into expressions that I can relate to through melody, voice, instrument and metaphor. Some songs come quickly, like a gift from a dream, others come slowly, over time, as if I'm learning a lesson piecemeal.
About Asimov: we're an alternative rock quartet composing music around a variety of genres (post rock, post punk and dreampop), all tied up with a shoegaze feel. Todo Lo Que Buscamos Es Desaparecer (TLQBED) is our first album, all of it recorded and mixed in Central America.
Producer Shirman, from Tehran, and Rapper Emma Effers, from Miami, met in Milan and created "The Letter Noon." Shirman started his music career in a metal band and soon began experimenting with trip-hop and alternative hip hop sounds. Emma Effers has been writing and performing since 2009 and has always sought to collaborate with artist that expand his creative capacity. Together, they make music, check it out.
Inspired by American regionalist music scenes and like minded bands across the history of independent American music, Woolen Men have released records in the Pacific NW for ten years. In that time they have toured the united states, Europe and Japan, collaborated with large and small labels and released music in every format imaginable. Their latest record "Human To Human" was just released in November of 2019.
In her music, Stella de Ville's intention is to explore the colorfully complex universe of the human mind. Incorporating themes of psychology, death, cloning, sex, murder, and artificial intelligence into her work, de Ville tells stories about the bizarre and terrifying beauty of existence. Her music evokes experiences that span the five senses, pairing heavy and complex psychedelic pop instrumentals with ethereally airy, choral vocals. It’s pop, but it’s not influenced by pop.
Brooklyn-based drummer Lesley Mok is a versatile improviser drawing from jazz & contemporary classical traditions. Her first release as a leader explores a compositional approach with new collaborators whom she met at the Banff International Workshop for Jazz & Creative Music. Lesley performs as a leader of chamber group The Living Collection, and as a core member of jazz trios, Feral Children and Thworp.
Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet fuses the sounds of a Trinidadian steel drum with R&B, jazz, hip hop, blues and afro-beat music. A chance encounter at the grocery store led to a new collaboration with singer Camilla Covington. They enter Tiny Desk competition with “Moon” this year gaining national attention. The duo has joined forces and created a beautiful sound of voice and steel drums.
During the last years Cologne-based SPARKLING created a distinctly unique sound and played small sweaty clubs all across Europe. After living and playing gigs in London, they released an EP (2016). Subsequent shows in France brought them to write multilingual, internationally praised debut album „I Want To See Everything“ (2019). Having produced in Düsseldorf and London with Andy Ramsay (Stereolab), SPARKLING are no product of a regional scene, but the preeminent blueprint of a truly European band.
Jaye Thomas and Lisa Poszywak of Detroit’s Rogue Satellites started working together in 2011. Since then, their evolving post-punk sound has been captured on three full-length records, Other Angels ( 2013), Bees and Snakes (2015), and Black Wings (2018) a 7”, entitled Double A Side (2014), and most recently a 5 song EP entitled Baby I'm Jeff.
The young world music ensemble "Mala Isbuschka" takes the listener on a musical journey through distant countries. The quartet's interpretations of traditional music from orient and occident are sensitive and touching.
At age 4, smashed their first guitar. Was quite sad that it could not be put back together. Sold their first noise album at age 13. Hand painted the covers and tape with nail polish. Called it negative confessions. Now at age 38 they release a new noise album. Inspired heavily by punk, the noises the surround us daily, and that calm space we retreat to when we need to feel safe.
Araless is an emcee, singer/songwriter, and animator based out of the Pacific Northwest. He's the co-founder of the beat collective Filthy Fingers United and the artist collective Black Magic Noize.
When Araless raps, he interweaves sociopolitical, counter-cultural commentary with grimy boom bap production - his execution is like no other. When he sings, he croons smoothly about love and life with more soul than he has any right to.
As a multidimensional artist, JoiLynn creates in the realm of dance, film and music. As a singer and songwriter, her music expresses provocative themes and jagged edges through an alternative soul sound. She has performed as a vocalist singing background for afro beat sensation Wunmi and has lent her voice to workshops in the development of “Holler if You Hear Me” a Broadway show based on the work of Tupac Shakur and “Journey to the West” a Broadway show based on the life of Bruce Lee.
Mixing the driving narratives of traditional folk and country, the charm and depth of 60s soul along with her own modern edge, Caitlin Anne Webster delivers songs that cut deep. Now rooted in Tennessee, Webster is in the midst of an inspiring new creative chapter. With a full-length solo project and a new record from Nightingale Rodeo in the works, Caitlin Anne Webster is positioned to shift from one of the genre’s best kept secrets to one of its most pivotal voices.
Dyado, is the project of east coast songwriters Louisa Stancioff and Matt Lohan. The two are cousins who reconnected later in life in mid coast Maine, and bonded over singing old country songs, and playing fiddle. Together, they have crafted a hazy, film-grain sound that phases between dreamy California beach days, and fall fields drenched in fog. Dyado sings songs about adventure, lost love, and walking the line between youth and adulthood in a life on the road.
Claiming the title as "Soulful Roots" she blends old blues, soul, and folk styles with a youthful twist. She captivates audiences with her haunting slide guitar work and unique genre-defying style. Authentic and soulful, she paints vivid pictures through sound and song. A captivating dance between grit, beauty, and skill. As she gained momentum as a guitar player and songwriter, she moved to California to pursue her life as a full-time musician.
Jospin Pendere-Ye (born in 1988) is a traditional singer-songwriter residing in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic. Before he eventually became a musician, he was a tailor and lumberjack. Jospin plays ngombi – 10 string central African harp. He is of Mbaka ethnicity (same as notorious Bokassa) and his accompanying group are Aka Pygmies. Jospin signs in 4 languages: Sango, Mbaka, Aka, and French.
Tsuchinoko Radio's Cecelia Wren, who you may know as a classically untrained shitposter, is a relative newcomer to the songwriting scene. Known best musically for their chaotic livestreams, enthusiastic covers, and mastery of The Lick, Cece's debut EP "Formative Calluses" sees a laser focus applied to her unbridled energy. It's a heartbreak taco with a Cool Ranch Doritos Loco shell—and like the now-unavailable Cool Ranch shell, her music will remind you of a bygone time in your life.
Suavity's Mouthpiece was founded in 2008 by J. Trafford and bassist Meredith Bigatel. "SM" quickly distanced themselves from Pittsburgh bands of the '00s - owing largely to Trafford's ornate, layered studio productions and arrangements.
Following a hiatus in 2014, the group reconvened for live performance in 2018 and issued the single "Nerdflesh" - featuring CD-exclusive bonus tracks - in 2019.
Swampwalk is a soul-searching singer-songwriter born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Gameboy basslines and lo-fi beats topped with lyrics about life’s toils and beauties. Might haunt you, might inspire you, might get stuck in yr head.
Australia based rapper/singer and producer who founded the record label NBS Productions in 2009. Prior to releasing his first single in 2015 which featured Los Angeles rapper ChucBtheKid, He was one of the main artist in the hip-hop trio Red-Hype Society who released three major singles, "Light Up" "Aint the Same ( I'm Back )" and their hit single "Miss 4am". Since then he has collaborated with many up and coming artists from Australia and the U.S. and continued to release songs under the artist name Anteek, in the last 2 years he’s released 4 major singles including the newest that was released on November 3rd called “Bedtime” He is currently working on his debut album titled “Luxury”
Born in Worcester Massachusetts, grew up between Yellow Springs Ohio, Kalamazoo Michigan, and Palo Alto California. Graduated in Boston at the Berklee College of Music in 1984. Michael moved to Rome Italy in 1985 where he lives with his wife, son, daughter, and two dogs.
Jazz musician, trumpeter, singer, composer, and arranger. Michael also acts, and in his spare time even writes. In 2015 he published his first novel, Passing Moments, available only in Italian.
Uncle Goo (Garrett Carpenter) is an outlaw country music singer-songwriter from Georgia (USA) who got his start as a "gunslinger" in a traveling western show that toured across the country. In 2012, Carpenter signed to Gypsy Farm Records and began writing and recording music under the name "Uncle Goo".
Eventually in January 2019, Uncle Goo released his first album titled "Country Strange, Vol 1" to much critical acclaim. Immediately after the release of his debut, Garrett commenced work on what would become his second album "Cattywampus!!!" and was released in October 2019.
Stand out singles include "Goo's Got The Gout", "This Heat" and "When I Die (Bury Me at the Waffle House)". Goo currently tours solo as well as with his backing band "The Country Dragons". https://gypsyfarm.net
Officially Sight of Emptiness has been around since 2005, and they have managed to land some important shows locally and internationally; handpicked by the following bands to open their shows in Costa Rica: Black Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeth, Amon Amarth. Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates, Obituary, Accept and many more. Also, Sight of Emptiness was honored to be invited to play at the Grand Opening Week of the New National Stadium in Costa Rica & the almighty Bloodstock Festival in the UK in 2007 (Main Stage) & 2012 (Sophie Lancaster Stage).
The Кадриль (Quadrille) is a group from Kyiv, Ukraine, formed in late 2015. The texts of the group are ironically - satirical about the life surrounding us. Influences include: Christian Death, The Killing Joke, The Chameleons, UK Decay, Diät lovers.
Discography of the band consists of two mini-albums (Burn Brightly EP in 2016 Sorry EP in 2017 and Numbness and fear Single in 2019) that can be seen on Moon Records (Internet releases) and Sierpień Records (physical releases). Record of a new release is planned soon.
Hera is an award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter who has lost count of how many times she has traveled around the world with her guitar.
Named 'Best Female Artist' at the Icelandic Music Awards; has performed at SXSW, Glastonbury and supported Nick Cave, Joe Cocker, Amanda Palmer, and the Dresden Dolls.
Hera's new album is set for release in early 2020; this new collection of songs is her most intricately crafted and personal release yet. Self-titled 'Hera', the album has been in the making for over three years and is recorded across the world, produced by Barði Jóhannson (Bang Gang/Lady & Bird)
Ianwill evolves in a melodic universe with metalcore and death trend, in an esthetic metal, also powerful and incisive. In 2011, it is with a 1st EP 4 tracks to its credit that the band will do its first shows mainly in the Paris region.
Weaving a tapestry of funk, disco and jazz-fusion, 'MetroFern' revives a sound belonging to the music industry we used to know, one that throughout the 1970s inspired what many today consider to be the greatest decade of music. It's music from this era that passes through the air waves of today more than ever before, one that relied upon real musicians and raw musicianship combining to create great music that'd get you dancing, rocking and remembering all the same. It was with this intent that MetroFern set out to create their debut, self-titled LP, transformed to accommodate the modern desires of those of you still getting down to the funk music. Let MetroFern fill you with a sense of nostalgia for a new day yet to come.
H’Atina, born/raised in Los Angeles, California, she is a soulful singer-songwriter who has shared the stage with the late Ron Townsen (of the 5th Dimension), The (new) 5th Dimension, Ruben Studdard, Pianist Keiko Matsui, Take 6, The Manhattan Transfer, Jon B, Bassist Darryl Williams, Guitarist Ray Fuller, and she has performed on BET Live! with IMX (formerly known as ‘Immature’). Her hit single "My Sunshine" reached #1 on the Indie Soul Charts and she is a 2019 Indie Soul Grammy (Choice Award) Winner! H’Atina’s music defines and energizes her to give her audience the best of herself.
Kiwi singer-songwriter Isla is an indie/folk artist whose music is most often associated with the word "quirky". She chooses to take that as a compliment. Isla bought her first ukulele with the prize money from her high school talent quest. It was the kind of ukulele that detuned by the end of ever Ingrid Michaelson song, but it came to represent the beginning of her love for songwriting.
Her debut EP "Weirdo" features complex layered harmonies, a distorted ukulele solo and an aggressive standoff between a flute and a viola. With influences from dodie, Lucius, Hozier and jams with her dad, Isla's music reminds you that you're not the only awkward human on the planet.
Hailing from the outskirts of East London, False Heads formed in 2016. Behind the energy of their live shows, the trio quickly thrust themselves into punk-rock limelight, catching the attention of Punk’n’Roll legend Iggy Pop, ex Ramones manager Danny Fields and music tastemaker Rodney Bingenheimer. Having quickly graduated from playing empty rooms in London to supporting The Libertines on a sold-out tour, the buzz around the young band is undeniable. False Heads are Barney Nash (Vocals & Drums), Luke Griffiths (Vocals & Guitar) and Jake Elliott (Bass).
The group's members made 100 peanut butter and jam sandwiches for vulnerable Winnipeggers during the holiday season, distributing them through local shelter the Main Street Project.
That outsized sense of community has propelled the Gerry Hatricks from a group of friends jamming in a basement to an established act with deep ties to Winnipeg and its music scene – sliding easily into folk, punk, rock, prog and beyond.
The Gerry Hatricks was released at a special hometown show Oct. 12, with kindred spirits the Hairy Prairies and the Skylar Bouchard band rounding out the bill.
Man the Lifeboats were born in October 2016. Their objective to play the same, raucous, upbeat folk music, to drag traditional folk tunes kicking and screaming into the 21st century, to craft songs with big choruses that tell stories. Songs with straight-up lyrics, pounding bass lines, lilting mandolin and fiddle melodies and stomping beats, Man the Lifeboats have cultivated a sound that would not be out of place at a party at the end of the world.
After unearthing their Amish grandfather’s accordion two years ago, sisters Rosalie, Rachel, and Amelia converged in Chattanooga to form the acoustic pop trio, Spinster. Spinster weaves front porch familial harmony with toilet-brushed hip hop beats, epic accordion and glockenspiel solos, and melodic upright bass-lines. Drawing upon the likes of the The Bangles, The Roches, and The Andrews Sisters, Spinster revives and mashes up old and new classics. Their start as a cover band built a wide bank of sounds and feels, and originals range from sparse acoustic banjo to pumped-up edgy pop.
Alex Levin has been performing jazz in New York City for more than a decade. A native Philadelphian, he studied at The New School Jazz Program in the 90's before graduating from Brown University and moving to Berlin. His quartet, The Living Room, performed throughout Europe. Alex returned to New York City in 2001 and quickly established himself as an in-demand solo pianist and bandleader.
Over the course of the last decade, Alex has released a series of critically acclaimed CD's, including Night and Distance, A Reason for Being Alone, New York Portraits, and, most recently, Refraction. With his trio in high demand in New York and the surrounding area, Alex continued to explore new sides of his musicianship. He established The Smoke Rings, a vintage-style swing band from Brooklyn, and The Lovesome, a swinging cool-jazz quartet.
Once cutting his teeth on garage bands, piano strings and chamber orchestras, Oliver Richard now fuses bipolar electric guitar with muscular vocals, fat bass loops and trippy percussion to create a one man sonic experience. Having released two 7" singles and a 10" E.P. over the last six years, he has worked with both USA and UK based independent labels.
In 2018, his song “Approach Me Like A Lion” was chosen by David-Bowie-producer Tony Visconti as winner of the Stylophone-50 songwriting competition. This then became the B-side to Oliver Richard’s third 7" single, “They Don’t Deserve Me”, released October 2019.
Licks & Brains are a Dutch 18 piece Soul/Funk/Jazz big band directed by Rolf Delfos, recording artist of over 100 records and one of the leading alto-players in the Netherlands. Licks & Brains performs with top-artists from the Dutch Jazz/Funk scene. Licks & Brains' latest project is Electric Minds, featuring Eric Vloeimans. The album, release date October 17, 2019 is produced by Edison winner Bart Wirtz and Oscar de Jong of EDM act Kraak & Smaak, who together have created an organic blend of horns, electronic grooves and the adventurous playing of Vloeimans.
Florabeat are on the search for the exotic, the divine beat. Mesmerised by ancient poetry in original languages, they layer sound upon sound in pursuit of a pulse of inner beauty.
The duo Florabeat (Tamara Friebel & Kaoko Amano) formed to grace the stage on the opening of Liniert Label for MQ Vienna Fashion week. Fragments of Ancient Greek and Japanese are seamlessly combined with thought provoking yet hopeful musings in English to weave layers of meaning to the different qualities of voices.
We are a music series from Envigado (Colombia, South America) each month is a different "season" and each Sunday we release an episode trough our Instagram Tv (@yomelanzo) and Bandcamp https://yomelanzo.bandcamp.com and at the end of the month we release the whole season in Spotify and all the streaming platforms. This episode is from season 04 (Del Amor al Odio) which features Ryan Eagle, a Dallas based rapper. We compose and produce all of our music and artwork.
Hex Boyfriend is an alternative rock band from Austin, Texas.Their sound combines familiar grunge-soaked chords with soaring vocal harmonies and has been described by the Austin Chronicle as “floaty melancholy ... sinister, snarling power-pop.” Their melodramatic lyrics are obscured by memorable melodies. Overall, they are something one would expect to be featured as a backdrop for a film amid the golden-age-of-grunge era. Hex Boyfriend is intentional, unapologetic and will leave you spellbound at first listen. Their debut EP “Like Honey” is slated for release October 2019.
BORN AND RAISED IN SWEDEN, ARTIST AND SONGWRITER MARIKA WITTMAR MIXES INFLUENCES FROM FOLK/WORLD MUSIC, BLUES AND INDIEFOLK WITH A PINCH OF 70'S PROG ROCK. WITH SOULFUL MELODIES AND LYRICS SHE TAKES THE LISTENER ON A SONIC JOURNEY INSPIRED BY HER OWN LIFE, NATURE AND FOLKLORE. THE DEBUT EP 'UNDERNEATH YOUR HANDS' WAS RECORDED IN RENOWNED GRAMMOFONSTUDION IN GOTHENBURG AND WILL BE RELEASED IN THE FALL OF 2019.
"Carver Baronda is a songwriter and musician currently based in New Orleans. Her studio debut, "Spooky Love", is a blend of pop, garage rock, and the lonesome, eerie side of American roots music. The EP was recorded at Mashed Potato Studio and was released October 18, 2019".
Christine Melody is an singer-songwriter and solo artist born and raised on the south-side of Chicago, IL. She just self released her Debut EP on October 13th , 2019 called "Monologue of a Dead Girl's Broken Heart", songs she says that are based on a Netflix T.v. show called "You". Christine has a style that is very much her own ;She is a mixture of all things she said "I don't wish to be confined or labeled as one thing; I guess what I am trying to say is that I think music is very magical and you can't contain magic."
Tuffy is from New Orleans. They formed in Fall of 2018. Farra Mones (Gland), Nic Petr (Gaybarmitzvah), and Sam Martin (3 Brained Robot) started off with a drum machine, but replaced it with Jean Trapezoid (Gland, Turboslut). The end result is a haunted B52’s meets Addams Family Egg Pop whirlwind.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Mawa Keita is a talented multi-faceted singer-songwriter and producer of African (Guinea) origins. She beautifully mixes Pop, Afrobeats, and R&B to create a sonic atmosphere that delicately takes its listeners on a journey through her mind, and its myriad of complex emotions. Exploring relationships, love, loyalty and growth through fascinating melodies with an intentionally monotonous yet inviting, warm, and heartfelt delivery, Mawa's music feels like a conversation with a friend.
Bennett Okanume, artist name "Benny Universe" formerly known as "Kidd Prodigee" is a 23-year-old Rapper/Singer and songwriter from Maryland. Some of his biggest influences are Super Duper Kyle, Bryce Vine, Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, and Kid Cudi.
Michael’s Dart’s Fightin’ The Wars is a special album documenting love, heartache, loss, and glimpses of American history. It features a wide array of genres including old country music, Dixieland, blues, rock, folk, western swing, and swamp pop just to name a few. In this world of instant gratification and fast fast fast, this album attempts to slow things down and demands a listen. Sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy the ride.
Edinburgh songwriter Lewis McLaughlin is attracting attention around the country with his honest, atmospheric song-writing and intelligent musical arrangements.
Collaborating with the cream of Scotland’s up-coming musical talent, he has honed his creative output and the result is something quite special. Lewis draws influence from various genres including Folk, Traditional, Alternative and Rock.
The Manyoma Brothers group is a conglomerate of descendants of a traditionally salsa family from Colombia. He was born in 2016 with the intention of defending an artistic and cultural legacy left by his ancestors for more than 50 years. In 2018 they made their record debut with the single called "Amalia Batista", being a national success.
Taylor Joshua Rankin (b. 1991) is a filmmaker and composer of new music where he draws on a variety of influences from American and European minimalism, art-rock and electronica, currently based in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Taylor’s artistic interests stem from a creative curiosity and thematic narrative exploration, with an interest in illuminating timbres that ignite and exist on an emotional level, as well as an engaging and sonically provocative one.
Influenced by Rock, Soul and Jazz, Saint Rose is formed by Brazilian wife-husband duo Carolina Lelis and Julio De Castro. The couple created the band after supporting major artists as backing vocals and musicians. Their Debut Album ‘Wild Hearts’ is about what’s going on internally and externally: forbidden love, hopes and dreams, battles with technology and the politics of religion. Inspired by the London Sound of the 60’s and 70’s Saint Rose moved to the British capital in 2019 to explore artistic vibrancy and reach universal audiences.
Stretch Adam was a Detroit icon, a jokester on a tall-bike, a shoulder to cry on, a man of sage advice and endless entertainment. He’d invite you into the circle and make you forget that you hadn’t been there all along. You’d find him singing around a bonfire as often as you’d find him on a stage. His life was a work of art and he will be deeply missed from coast to coast.
The Twins of Franklin are an original indie/folk duo based in Minneapolis, MN made of up Becky Shaheen and Laura Lou. Becky and Laura met as young music majors in their undergrad program at Augsburg University in 2008, and have been singing together in various capacities ever since. Although they are not in fact twins, they've been regularly mistaken for them for years as best friends, roommates, and each other’s solo backup singers, so finally decided to embrace the label and formed "The Twins of Franklin" back in 2017.
In a project titled Ponte Maputo Durban, pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane from Durban and multi-instrumentalist Matchume Zango from Maputo have taken each other’s works and reinterpret it through improvised language of a lifetime learned sonic therapy which takes the listener along every note towards a form of healing. South Africa and Mozambique are sovereign neighbours who historically share an umbilical cord, which breaths from the beat of the same rhythmic pulse. This music pulls worlds once parted by colonial separations together when these maestros construct Ponte Maputo-Durban sonically.
Roxx Revolt & The Velvets is a glam-punk band based in South Florida. The group was formed in the summer of 2018 and is comprised of singer and multi-instrumentalist Roxx Barrios, bassist Dan Heath, guitarist Jake Shockley and percussionist Jordan Favazza.
Teener is a fresh punk-rock quarete out of Detroit, MI. They’re saying big things that matter in a hethonistic, raw, and real voice that you should listen to. In discussing the band’s origin they talk about wanting to “make weird shit that nobody’s heard before” and I think they just might have done it and we’re all thankful for it.
My newest single "lately" essentially describes the issues we have with specifically black families with depression. Mental illness awareness is not easily acknowledged in black households and I wanted to speak on my personal experiences with depression. I hope everyone can take a piece of healing from it or at least acknowledge it within themselves. Following the music video I'll be releasing the full album "Blackmankidboy" which is an album exploring the most emotionally challenging parts of my life.
The Bildungsroman EP is the third EP that I have released under the name Lord Youth. A lot of these songs are about ghosts, of both the living and the dead. This strange feeling of mourning the loss of someone who is still very much alive but also very much not in your life anymore. They can haunt you even more than the dead can. Because their absence is, in a way, voluntary. Unlike the actual dead.
Born on a high desert wind, Sheverb is an all-womxn, collectively run, psychedelic desert rock band based in Austin, TX. The core of this collective consists of a quartet of femmes who converged in July 2017. They are Betty Benedeadly, Xina Ocasio, Fern Rojas, and Lainey Smith, who bring together the guitar twang of spaghetti westerns, the driving rhythms of krautrock and the confident swagger of blues..
Dana T of Sugar Shield has an arrangement style that isn’t too far from early Scott Walker or the Beach Boys, but the sound itself is a lush funk, a series of ethereally pretty vocals slinging it all together on the griddle. There’s a chaotic sort of satisfaction and kismet to it all, as if questions and answers have been written on separate scraps of paper, hurled in the air, and correctly landed on top of one another.