Described as Strawberry Shortcake meets Gwar and Valentine's Day meets Halloween with the visual impact of Japanese Anime, One-Eyed Doll is an award-winning Austin, Texas power rock duo with a loyal global fan base and extensive international press exposure.
Brendan James: The Derry, New Hampshire-native started his professional career in New York City. An early champion of his refreshing folk-based sound was Carly Simon, who personally called and invited him for a duet session at her house in Martha's Vineyard. "I couldn't believe she called me, her music played in my house all the time as a kid," James marvels. Simon and James recorded a duet called "Let The River Run" that was streamed during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo is an experimental/prog/rock band from Crown Point, Indiana that was formed in 2004 by brothers Brandon and Stephen Carr. Their initial sound combines the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones, and Sigur Rós.
Teaming up in the steaming city of Saigon, Vietnam, the multi-national members of Brett Newski and the Corruption have recently been making inroads into the South East Asian indie scene.
The Technicolors are a musically sophisticated young rock band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, who blend grand gestures of rock-n-roll with the swagger of brit rock and the songwriting prowess of greats such as Roy Orbison, Noel Gallagher and George Harrison. Their ambitious debut album Listener Deluxe is set for release on November 13, 2012 on Bay Area indie label, Tallest Man Records.
Arthur Lee Land asks a single provocative question “How come my heart feels cracked open?”
Polarizer is a four-piece alternative rock band out of Chicago, though none of the members are originally from the city. Ian Palmer is from Indiana, Ben Ludwig split time between Tennessee and Minnesota, and both Taylor Brennan and Stan Tencza are from Rhode Island. All four members moved to Chicago to write and perform music.
VANDAVEER is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project penned and put forth by alt-folk tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. Born in Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and currently camped out in the nation’s capital, Vandaveer offers up melodic Americana that is both haunting and easy, forlorn and welcoming, with stories as universal as the songs they inhabit.