PARALLELS is a synth-pop trio from Toronto Canada consisting of honey-haired front-woman Holly Dodson, drummer Nick Dodson and synthesist Artem Galperine. Their second full-length album, XII was released independently by Parallels label Marigold Productions and reached #5 on Earshot's National Electronic Charts in Canada. The album is a collection of sparkling pop and moonlit radiance that manifested during late night's of creative passion in Parallels home studio, Marigold studios in Toronto. Parallels has toured extensively since their inception in 2008, inspiring dance parties using a collection of vintage synthesizers and HI-NRG rhythms from Moscow to Miami, Toronto to El Paso, San Francisco to New York.
Bonnie Whitmore may have a heart of gold, an outsize personality and a roof-raising laugh, but don't be fooled: her debut album has a body count. No fewer than two men die by Bonnie's own hand over the course of the record: one of them is burned alive, one the victim of a knife that, in Whitmore's own words, "just slipped." Take a look at that album cover and consider what secrets she's trying to get you to keep quiet. And then think twice before you spill 'em.
Comasoft is a pop rock band from Chicago with some keyboards and a weakness for the 1980's. Mostly because fuzzy keyboards and Brian Adams riffs should never go out of style and we don't want to live in a world where they are. OUR NEW EP "Burn to Shine" is done, and the video for the single 10Volt is on YouTube. Comasoft is currently booking shows, playing everywhere their 20 year old van will take them and trying to rule the world. Join us in bringing rock-n-roll, general debauchery, and fun back.
The Howlin' Brothers from Tennessee play Old-time, Blues, and Bluegrass music.
“Headlights hitting us like two suns, as we crawled out of the water caught in the middle of our love/Laughing, running through the night, your hand caught mine, and we almost floated up above that endless countryside” croons singer/songwriter/pianist James Wilson, on “Windows Fogged up in Your Pickup Truck.”
Since Memphis hard rockers Surrender the Fall formed in 2005, they’ve been propelled by a savage urgency. Apart from the ubiquitous band troubles, like paying dues in an ultra-competitive scene and coping with fluctuating personnel and sound, they’ve experienced devastating tragedies. Guitarist Eddie Tyre, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. Co-guitarist Anthony Pitts was a promising football prospect until his knee exploded. Even worse, “People got sick, passed away – we couldn’t be there for them,” says singer/songwriter Jared Cole. He pauses to consider it all. “It was a lot of struggle and sacrifice, man. But that’s what ‘Surrender the Fall’ means: Giving up the option to fail.”
Sometimes you've just got to get over it, and that's exactly what The Drama State is about. Forming from member departures and additions from different bands The Drama State from Gas City, Indiana plays infectious rock n' roll music that you won't be able to ignore, even if you try. The newly formed band already has a ton of experience from previous bands.
Chicago’s I:Scintilla (pronounced “eye-sin-til-uh”) have spent the last decade on a constant pursuit of musical exploration and artistic refinement. Never happy with genre boundaries, the quartet has taken its metal-infused electronica signature and drawn in elements of synth pop, trip-hop, and indie electro.
Tyne Darling is a Milwaukee, WI-based musician. In 1998, he founded the St. Louis Americana band, Hart Crane. Wearing their alt.country influences firmly and visibly upon their collective sleeves, Hart Crane toured and recorded, (then broke-up) pushing Del Lords-style twang in the vane of Uncle Tupelo and Drag the River. After a swift relocation, he formed Moonshine Sway, a four-piece band that found similarities with both The Bottlerockets and Whiskeytown.
Red-headed athlete-turned-musician Dan Godlin spent his high school years jumping back & forth between two lives: that of a rough and tough football captain and that of a sensitive, heartfelt musician. In college, Dan choose to follow music, despite being scouted by Ivy League Schools for his two consecutive record-breaking seasons.