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Josh White is back with an incredible new project. Alexander Search is a sexy throwback to the music he grew up on, visiting Portland, and vogue dancing with friends. It’s a brilliant blend of shoegaze, new-wave, and soul. Has the ability to get us grooving hard at one point and wanting to chill out on a couch at another.
All The Bright Lights
All The Bright Lights, comprised of James Duke, Jon Duke, and Jacob Arnold, is an instrumentally-driven project from Charlotte that skillfully blends suspense with soaring guitar melodies.
A progressive approach to Americana, American Tomahawk’s music is poignant and melancholy. Though the quintet is currently based in Los Angeles, lead vocalist Adam Halferty calls Denver’s natural surroundings his inspiration.
Benjamin Kissi has, for 12 years, been a part of the Danish music scene as a singer, songwriter and guitarist of Gypsies and Are We Brothers? Also kept busy as a backing musician for names like EaggerStunn , The William Blakes , The Joker , Outlandish and Medina. His 2013 release “Makeup Sex” is inspired by artists like MIA , Santigold , Niki and the Dove , and Kid Cudi.
Despite living 1,600 miles apart in the summer of 2012, Trevor and Nick Tillery set in motion what would become Brotherun. Heavily influenced by electronic music, their sound is a hybrid of man and machine; synthetic and organic.
As three musicians in three cities, Canopy Climbers is a band reliant upon technology. Writing and recording via the internet, they produce energetic music reminiscent of Mute Math and Sleeping At Last.
Brendon Morgan (Aka CHADROTO), is a Detroit native who got his start in music as an audio engineer and producer. In 2015 he’s starting to put out his own music with a sound influenced by artists like Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Kid Cudi.
Citizen Shade’s debut pop-soul EP, One for the Evening, is out now. Fronted by 25-year-old North Carolina native Will Howard alongside cellist Justin Mackey and David Lezcano on keys, the trio’s fresh take on modern pop has quickly captured an audience of over 30,000 fans on social. “This EP is the crossroads of both pop/rock and classical/jazz musicians. It makes us proud to be in a musical space where all of those elements are possible,” says Howard of the band’s distinct sound and effort to break new ground in traditional Top 40. With a unique, smokey tone and remarkable four-octave range, Howard’s vocals have drawn comparison to the soul of John Legend and the conviction of Adele.
The trio of producer Sam Burke, vocalist Cliff Kuhn-Lloyd, and drummer AJ Schortman began collaborating when they were spread across the east coast. At the time Cliff was living above a theater in Pennsylvania, and sent songs to Sam and AJ in Boston. Sam’s hands were injured, so he taught AJ his production techniques. Sensing something unique was brewing, Cliff relocated to Boston. Shortly afterwords, bassist Harry Foster and guitarist Blair Pershyn joined the group, transforming the writing team into a live band. Cliff was outvoted and the band was named CliffLight.
This multi-instrumentalist’s music sounds both familiar and unexpected. Having spent the last twelve years writing, touring, and producing, Lemiere has expanded his artistry and become comfortable with a sweeping range of soundscapes.
Rising Leeds producer Favela has deftly developed a voice of his own. Highly individual, his hazy sound fuses electronic fractals into a yearning sense of emotion that falls from each melody line. Favela’s is a world full of intimacy, yet always pulsing with the feeling of something unknown. A sound that combines the patient structures of singer-songwriters like Bon Iver with the more immediate production sensibilities of Jamie xx or Mount Kimbie.
His debut Future Visions EP racked up millions of plays on SoundCloud and YouTube, with the title track reaching the Spotify UK Top 10. Upon finishing university, singer-producer Favela returned with the equally powerful English Letters EP, now in heavy rotation by tastemaker DJs on BBC Radio 1.
Flint Eastwood is a quartet with as much affection for visceral Indie Dance Pop as Surf-flavored Spaghetti Western vibes, and the supernatural ability to make them co-exist in one band. Frontwoman Jax Anderson howls and squeals with hypercaffeinated delight as the band cranks out a martial beat that demands a dance response.
Michael and Lisa Gungor, through the Grammy-nominated musical collective known simply as Gungor, have achieved such a work in their latest album “I Am Mountain.” Setting aside reliance on what Michael called “metaphysical constructs I’d known all my life,” Gungor tapped their considerable musical reserves for a song set simultaneously revelatory in its lyrical content, ambitious in its sonic scope and compelling in its approachability. Finally given the opportunity to self-identify, Michael uses his skills as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer on the record to kick off a journey of stories told, some personal, some allegorical, but all honest and forthright. Michael shares vocalizations in Gungor with his wife Lisa, and together they interact, counter-play and underscore each song’s arc with precision and versatility.
Jay Woodward is an innovator in the indie folk scene, combining modern
production techniques with a classic approach to song development and
engineering, reminiscent of the 1960’s and 70’s.
As an acoustic artist who works outside of the traditional folk mold, Jonathan Stark’s music reflects both his traveling days and his recent settling in Bismarck, North Dakota. His instrumentation and lyrics speak of love and peaceful seasons, both testaments to his quiet nature.
Jude Moses is a transcontinental Americana Folk outfit that is not afraid of the grandiose. With members hailing from the rolling hills of North Carolina to the tall conifers of the Pacific Northwest, the music is approached by many different accents. The result is a sincere performance with cinematic-like nostalgia.
Started by frontman Taylor Hecocks, King Shelter is a perfect representation of these guys’ Southern California influences. The raw surf-rock sound that they’ve naturally produced has a youthful and rebellious spirit.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Kye Kye couples sophisticated lyrics with raw, electronic music. Their new-wave/dream pop sound is influenced by artists from the range of Sigur Rós to Deathcab for Cutie, and Coldplay to M83. They make music not to fit a genre but to create emotion; it pours from their art and establishes a bond with their audience.
From Portland, Oregon, Liz Vice performs gospel-fueled music with a nod to the R&B/soul of an age past: too modern for ‘throw back’ yet classical enough to be timeless. Her deep-rooted spirituality is felt through her music and heard in her lyrics.
Lovelier Other are a duo from the U.S, whose identities are currently being kept secret. Bewitching and elegant, their songs are a slow-crawl through the art of restraint; yearning vocals purring over deft electronic flourishes, floral keys, and strings.
LA’s Ryan Marshall Lawhon (Frontman of group Pacific Air) ventures into a side project called Mating Ritual full of that fresh/alive taste you’ve been yearning for in music. With the coolest-of-cool sonic feel Lawhon has captured, coupled with catchy hooks, his music is does not disappoint.
This Oregon native and long-time Portlander writes beautiful, emotive, building, driving, and inspirational music. It’s a direct reflection of not only his personal life experiences, but the journey that he and his community are on together.
Nitemoves is the electronic guise/internet handle of musician/producer Rory O’Connor. Starting over a decade ago with a four track and an Arp Odyssey, O’Connor has been writing intricate and melodic arrangements under various monickers; always striving to incorporate his rhythmic sensibilities as a life-long drummer. In the time since he began augmenting Ghostly International veterans Com Truise and Tycho on stages across the world, Nitemoves has released one full length and a handful of singles and his sophomore effort, Themes, was released in the summer of 2013.
Pilgrim is fronted by Josh White of Portland, Oregon. Inspired by the soundtrack of his youth, the music draws deeply from White’s love of glam, new wave, and trip-hop. If Roxy Music merged with New Order and was remixed by Massive Attack, it may sound something like Pilgrim.
A Portland/Redding-based band made up of talented writers with an avant-garde approach to modern pop/rock. Surveyor is a fresh take on melodic rock.
Hailing from Lake Wales, Florida, a place known more for orange juice than hip hop, is Swade. Inspired by acts like UGK and OutKast, the 24 year old rapper and producer has a conscious message with a southern knock. Sitting firmly at the intersection of all things ratchet and all things “woke”.
The Brilliance is a contemporary, classical-music duo from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Composed of David Gungor and John Arndt, their journey started in 2009 when David felt stirred to start a spirit-inspired project set apart from typical music.
the Soil & the Sun
the Soil & the Sun is experimental, spiritual, orchestral rock; corn-fed, Michigan-made, New Mexican space music. Started in 2008 as a two-piece band, the group has matured into a community of seven friends and musicians who use the oboe, violin, guitars, accordion, percussion, piano, keys, and vocals to lay a foundation for complex harmony and melody.
Based in San Diego, TJ Hill composes ambient, emotional music. He is well-versed in electro-acoustic composition and the sounds he produces are equal parts hopeful and melancholic, captivating and atmospheric.
Vetalej is a Belarusian born, Los Angeles based music producer, who spent the last 2 years crawling club floors from Berlin to LA looking for the future sound of rhythm.
A Baltimore-based group, the peaceful, meandering nature of Woodworkings’ songs inspires visualization. Kyle Woodworth, Gordon Withers, Sara Autrey, Katie D’Angelo, and Samuel Woodworth make genuine music through an honest creative process.
Xavier Omär, formerly SPZRKT, is known for his distinct sound and smooth, powerful vocals. He takes pride in his songwriting ability and is most excited by the reward of evoking specific feelings in his listeners with his music. He draws inspiration from artists of all genres, including James Blake, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, John Legend, Frank Ocean, The Beatles, and Sam Smith.