Hollywood, Florida is not your typical beach town. The buildings, diners, and of course the beach appear frozen in the 1950's. Probably a result of the town's population boom happening in that era, a current drive down the streets feels like your moving through an R. Crumb drawing. Things seem exaggerated and a bit odd. The now mature population seems a caricature of their former selves.
After six years of constant Holy Fuck touring, Brian Borcherdt emerged from the tangled cables and broken drum machines with a slew of new songs. Looking to explore a different sound, Borcherdt teamed with producer Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula) and together the pair recorded in a converted garage under the name Dusted. The resulting album, Total Dust, resides in an atmosphere that is sometimes melodic, sometimes haunting, and always clouded by a fuzzy glow. With string arrangements and half-hidden guitar feedback held together by the occasional tambourine and minimal
Carolyn Wonderland has the goods. A triple treat with her diverse songwriting, soulful vocals, and guitar goddess status - all featured on over twenty CDs, six of which are her releases - she has a pedigree in this business that’s hard to match. A bit of a renegade, she likes to incorporate elements of Blues, Country, Swing, Zydeco, Surf, Gospel, Soul, and some nights, maybe even a Cumbia into the musical mix.
Since they were founded in Belo Horizonte/Brazil by the guitarist Alan Wallace in January 1995, the members of Eminence have been riding high in the local Undergroundscene. Through a large national following as well as their overseas fanbase, Eminence were asked to participate in the top countrywide music contest, SKOLROCK.
Gliss is a Danish/American three-piece. The best description of the band is late night art pop. They've toured with Glasvegas, The Horrors, The Raveonettes, Editors, BRMC, and more. Gliss completed recording the follow up to Devotion Implosion in Los Angeles, which was mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor/NIN, Beck, Ladytron) and mastered by Henrik Jonsson (Lykke Li, The Knife). Experimenting with new sonics, atmospheres and voices. The new album, Langsom Dans, will be released in early 2013 via Modern Outsider. Members: Victoria Cecilia -- Martin Klingman and David Reiss.
Kaori Kawabuchi (Vocal/ Japanese sword performance) Shuji Yamagiri (Vocal/Guitar) Jack (Tsugaru-Syamisen) Daisuke Kaminaga (Shakuhachi) A band from Japan which creates an extremely original performance of beauty, passion. They perform songs with Tsugaru-Syamisen, Shakuhachi, and Acoustic Guitar, twin vocal of man and woman,and Japanese-sword performance by Kaori.Their style is a fusion of Japanese tradition and modern rock music.
Attomica is a band that already has its name engraved with honors in the history of metal in Brazil. They started playing in 1986, their sound being heavily influenced by eighties thrash metal, which had been gaining ground and strength in Brazil. The band’s discography is as follows: Attomica (1987), Limits of Insanity (1989), Disturbing the Noise (1991), The Blast Of Vídeo: Video/VHS (2002), Back and Alive (2004 – live), Attomica 4 (2012).
Winner of the 2010 Festival de la Chanson de Granby, Lisa LeBlanc, Acadian who composed her first pieces in 2007, comes from a family of music lovers. Outstanding guitarist and a promising singer-songwriter, Lisa LeBlanc has also played at numerous festivals. Exposing her true show-womanship, this young artist has already played over 280 shows in Canada and Europe, including the FMEAT, Coup de coeur francophone, FrancoFolies of Montreal, the Festival d'Été de Québec, Francofolies de La Rochelle and Les Francofolies de Spa to name a few.
WALL is a London-based singer, songwriter and producer. Her minimal pop music is causing taste-makers to fawn over the intimacy of the tracks. After releasing the haunting 'No Secrets' on Soundcloud the team at Black Cab Sessions stepped in to get involved. They quickly signed WALL for her debut single and as the first act on their newly born label, BCS Records. They have also filmed two exclusive Black Cab videos, a proper video for ‘Magazine’, and released her debut single on 7" and digitally.
“Amtrac, the solo project of Kentucky\'s Caleb Cornett, has just the right mixture of pop and cutting-edge sonics to break through the void. On ‘Came Along,’ Amtrac guides a rapid, crunchy beat and electric piano figures to a thoroughly mature songwriting space. He\'s restless, though. This poise quickly evolves into spliced samples flickering across the track in microtonal dots -- a true dancefloor deconstruction.\" -RCRD LBL