Dale Macauley (they/them or she/her) is a Capricorn with an appreciation for all things weird and wonderful. They love spaghetti squash, rollerskating, and lesbian vampire movies.
Eerie Please makes music from her bedroom. Her first single "All of Us Girls", which was recorded and produced during the lockdown in NYC, was picked by Chloë Sevigny to be featured on the We Are Who We Are (HBO) radio series. She has recently released her second song, "Soothing Pain".
Twitter & Instagram: @eerieplease
Eamon Matsuda is a non-binary visual artist turned DJ and musician from Melbourne, Australia. They play bass and synth as well as sing in the Post-Punk/Krautrock project Tangled Cord as well as play bass and sing/scream in the all-girl Garage Punk band, An Muten.
Both projects are planning to release EP’s in 2021. Eamon also runs the Depop store, @fabrik_berlin which specializes in non-binary clothing, and was recently featured as a ‘seller to watch’ for Depop’s Spring campaign.
Monique Woolen-Lewis is a Writer and Photographer from Los Angeles, and currently runs a music blog.
Erin is a Queer artist from Brooklyn who specializes in analogue portraiture and videography. This series touches on the parallels between current fashion and 70's style, exploring how it was impacted by the sexual revolution. The fluidity and androgyny of some of the foremost icons of the 70's era continues to be empowering to this day. During one's journey into self exploration, altering one's appearance allows for room to reflect upon and project various parts of one whole. It's exhilarating not to be tethered to one existence but instead to experience life from multiple perspectives that were there all along. Erin captures authentic personalities with the beauty of life in their work and there is nothing more beautiful than no limitations.
IG: Erin Flynn @erin_flame
Model: Ericka Paparella @erickapaps
Lighting Assistant: Joseph Kelly @joseph_patrick_kelly
"I am a story-telling photographer. My art consists of dark and psychedelic vibes. I intend to make people think on a deeper level and feel something outside of their own world. My photography has been showcased locally at The Hub Factory in Canton, Ohio and in distant galleries such as The Hive Gallery and Studios based in Los Angeles, California. I have had one solo show before the pandemic arose and I plan on having many more."
Anna Divinagracia is a director and photographer based in Baltimore City. She was born in Davao City, Philippines and later moved to Baltimore as an immigrant at the age of 12. Through her shared experiences in both cities, she paints a picture narrative of the two cultures that shaped her reality. Through blending practices of portraiture, fashion, and fine art photography, her photos tell a story of an alternate world of softness and vulnerability.
"Pambahay, which is in my native language, Tagalog, and translates to "(intended for use) in the house." This project tells the story of the routines we have practiced since life outside has been suspended due to the unexpected quarantine that was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on the comfort of home and the awareness of the beauty that is found in the everyday and seemingly monotonous actions that we take. Since the quarantine, people have been given a chance to look within to appreciate the fundamentals of being, and nothing is more rudimentary than the element of home. Pambahay is a photo series that captures these stories."
Directed and photographed by Anna Divinagracia.
BLKCTNCDY is a 22 year old non-binary artist from New Jersey. BLKCTNCDY works with illustrations, photography and film.
Co-Owner of the poetry page @cadavers.unknown. Serbian is a 19 year old poet attempting to make art about what it means to exist.
Across the street from hell lies a church.
Utterly unremarkable and forgettable to almost anyone passing by.
It’s wooden beams and grassy lawns home to no one ever seen.
We commandeered it, made it our home.
A nameless church with cracked white paint that coated the walls of our lives and filled those desolate moments with a fleeting high that allowed us to grow and laugh.
Singing songs of who we wished we were as the sun beat down on us in contempt.
Glass shards littered on floors were we held hands and fought and cried.
Imbedded into our feet so that the places we ended up are stained with blood from that bottle we buried in the dirt.
A red staircase that hid our secrets behind rusty bars that peeled at the slightest touch,
adorned with cheap Chinese food.
They never gave us more then two forks.
Making chopsticks from pencils, breaking the tines off forks so we all had a chance to eat.
The chicken fights we had made me see the world from on your back.
I remember the time I dropped you.
We crashed to the ground and I held you in my arms as I pulled you back up to your feet.
And the centerpiece of our home.
Reaching to the heavens it towered over us, impossible to climb.
Draping upon us shade, peace, solace from the worries of who we were and the future that we would never know.
Sitting calmly on its roots, we talked about everything and nothing, like a dried creek that carries only sand.
It’s leaves impossibly sharp, sitting underneath and looking up I got lost in the vastness of its uncaring demeanor.
Yet that tree held my love and hope.
It held us.
That tree is gone now.
So are we.
After all it bore witness to, the memories held within its branches and the emotion it store in its bark. Not even a stump remains to mark where it once stood.
Across the street from hell there once stood a tree.
Now all that is there is a nameless church
That echos the dreams we sang.
"I am a Photographer, Cinematographer, and Editor based in Chicago and LA. I started taking photos in middle school, and the hobby evolved into filmmaking when I started making short films in high school. I'm now a college freshman pursuing a degree in film production with a concentration in Cinematography, but I still try to take photos whenever I can."
Frecks is an independent Queer artist from Portland, Oregon named Jayden. The artist has been writing songs since their teenage-hood, pulling inspiration from all aspects of their life. Their latest release is the beautiful and atmospheric single, "222" combining Math Rock and Bedroom-Pop.
IG & Twitter: @frecklejaydi
Brandon Rhodes is the creator of the Lo-Fi and Psych-Pop project DD Island. "Favorite Shirt" is is the second single off of the upcoming EP, Scaphoid, out April 16th. DD Island sounds like how it feels to swim around in a creek as a child. Brandon explains, "Childhood wonderment, that’s all I’m after when I set out to make music".
For fans of (Sandy) Alex G and Car Seat Headrest.
DD Island's previous single
The Chonks are back and louder than they were before. After releasing Low Commotion in April 2019, they immediately started working on their next release “imanusT yhnnoJ”, in January 2020 they stepped into LA’s infamous DIY all ages venue, The Smell to record for the newest project. Intentions and goals set as a band that year needed readjusting due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Finally, The Chonks regrouped in October 2020 to finish up the project. Nicholas Tripi (Big Fun) mixed the tracks and were mastered by Ruben Radlauer (Model Actriz/Dirt Buyer). “Neil Degrasse Tyson Hates Issac Newton'' is their latest release featuring their newest music video. The Chonks second EP, “Imanust Ynnhoj'' will be out May 21st on all streaming platforms through “Higher Vibrations”.
Saïda Ragas is a 23 year old, Amsterdam based artist and illustrator. Next year she will be finishing up her studies of Illustration, with a minor in Gender Studies. Her work currently centers around sex-positive feminism and physicality. She works in an explorative and experimental way, not limiting herself to one medium. Her work is colorful, sensual and poetic. These works are part of a visual research series regarding sensuality and intimacy with oneself.
"Intimate, sensual & alone -
I have a longing, a longing for something else, I long for utopianism, I long for contact, a conscious sensuality, an alternative intimacy, a sensuality of my own, my relationships overflow, love is not in the one or the other, I choose, and I am always the subject"
Tashaki Miyaki are explorers of dreamy, hazy, Melodic Guitar Pop. Though its three members are self-described “California kids,” their sound is influenced by much more than a west coast attitude. They all have broad musical tastes spanning across the American Songbook, Sun Records, Doo-Whoop and vocal groups from the 40's-50's, “the 60’s & 70’s things everyone loves”, their hero “Uncle Neil”, Punk, “Everything in the 90’s” and past and current Hip-Hop.
Los Angeles’ trio Tashaki Miyaki have just released their second song & video for their title track, "Castaway" ahead of their Sophmore album release coming to you on April 23rd. The release intends to expand their musical palette and broadening the emotional territory with songs circling themes of love, memory and time which are haunting, catchy, soothing and arresting all at once.
The video is reminiscent of dreamy Sophia Coppola films. Singer, Drummer and Producer of the song, Paige Stark explains, "For the video I wanted to tap into all the feelings that can come up in love relationships: anger, sadness, loneliness, vulnerability, stillness, joy, romance, longing. Cami, my actress, has a beautifully expressive face and I've known her for a long time. I knew we would be able to create those moments together. I wanted it to feel like the camera was her lover, capturing her in various private moments, moods and feelings. 'Castaway' is about the challenges of romantic love and how we are all bad at it in one way or another. The idea of a castaway in all this is that no one understands the relationship except the people in it, so you really are stuck on an island alone together there, and maybe you make it back to the mainland, and maybe you stay on the island.”
Manta is a DIY artist, who creates all of his experimental production, astute writing and stylistic visuals himself from his Manchester bedroom. Fusing genres such as Hip-Hop and Pop and with influences ranging from Kenny Beats, Dominic Fike and Easy Life, Manta’s lyrics address relatable modern day issues, drawing you into the world he has created within his sound. With neon hair, a sharp style and a charismatic personality, Manta is as distinctive as his musical flair.
IG & Twitter: @whoismanta
"It’s about the university experience in the United Kingdom right now. The feeling of longing for the nostalgia, when you dreamed about moving out compared to the realities of it. The photos were taken by my amazing and talented friend Tash, together we based the photoshoot around time and how everything feels so disorienting during lockdown."
Written by [IG] @takenbymarshall
Imagery by [IG] @tashalicephotography
Plaisir consists of Camille Haimet (FR/USA), Carla Cixi (IT) and KC Dahlehan (SE). The three members met in the crowd of a sweaty concert in 2019 and after realizing they shared the same influences (MBV, The Cure, Deux) and general passion for making music, they felt they had no choice than to begin writing songs together.
Their ”cold-gaze” sound could be described as a blend of the dreamy fuzz of Shoegaze and the stripped down, Lo-fi aesthetic of Coldwave. The band seeks to create darkly seductive soundscapes infused with gentle spoken word and surrealistic melodies in English and French.
Following the release of their debut EP ”Sap” late last year, the Berlin-based post punk trio Plaisir is ready to present the first single from their upcoming album. ”Maslo z Sola” can be described as a seductive repetitive buildup to a smooth climax, made with fuzzy guitars, steady bass and dreamy vocals. A hopeful song about agony. A soundtrack to your own movie. Released February 26th, 2021.
The upcoming LP will be a genre-rich, experimental and playful concept album, aimed to be released in the fall of 2021. All material is written and recorded by the members together in their Berlin studio, produced and mixed by KC Dahlehan.
"I'm 29 years old and from Los Angeles, CA. I've been writing poems since the third grade and for me, poetry has always been my way of connecting with both myself and with the world. As a Black woman and creative, I have often felt excluded and misunderstood, but writing and sharing my work has helped me cope and form bonds I will forever be grateful for."
Francesca Hummler is a photographer based in San Diego, California. She received her B.A. in Media Arts from the University of California at San Diego in 2019 and is currently a Photography Masters candidate at The Royal College of Art in London, England. Interested in issues regarding identity she draws from her experience as a second generation American. Francesca also often utilizes self portraiture to explore gendered themes. Her work has been exhibited in Adam D. Kamil Gallery, La Bodega Gallery, and in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She has completed freelance work for clients including The Sundance Institute, Nunar Magazine, and San Elijo dance academy.
Chloé is a French artist from Metz. Fascinated by the aesthetic clues of what socialized us as female and iconized our identity. Chloe always tries to look directly to the monster, organic freaks and every anxiety we could face toward our body.
boys cruise is a boy band based out of Burlington, Vermont. Self-described as “Snow Pop,” boys cruise’s sound is a melting pot of bouncy Jangle Pop, overblown Garage Rock, Doo-wop harmonies, and fast, Melodic Punk. Since the group’s inception in the fall of 2018, boys cruise has gone through multiple lineup changes while cutting their teeth in the northeast DIY circuit. With the help of their playful, Lo-Fi EP, GIRLS CRUISE in 2018, boys cruise quickly became notorious in the northeast underground scene for reckless and wild stage antics. Ranging anywhere from cutting off the lead singer’s hair mid-set, to full-on boxing matches between members and theatrical enactments of ritual possessions. The culmination of craziness being nearly selling-out Vermont’s largest venue, Higher Ground, with a circus-themed performance art show called BIG TOP. The sophomore boys cruise album boys cruise sees the band going in a much more noisy and artful direction compared to the Pop Punk and Indie showcased on their debut 2019 LP, Jerry. Recorded over a grueling week with Zach Bloomstein in Rockland, Massachusetts this album pushed both boys cruise and their producer to the brink of insanity. boys cruise is Johnny Clarke (lead vocals/guitar), Jack Parker (vocals/bass/drums), and Sammy Josh (vocals/guitar).
Abril Urrutia is a 22 year old visual artist and photographer born in Lima, Peru. She enjoys to capture everything that surrounds her either in video or photo. Keeping an archive of her everyday life is something she loves to do passionately. In her mind the pictures she takes could be stills from a movie never made, or a future video project. Her work can get to be chaotic but also dreamlike, this abstraction helps her explore the environment she lives in and also unravel who she is. Abril is also the director of the project Avecesgaleria, a platform that shares photographs of different art expositions that take place in Lima. She is currently studying Visual Arts at the Contemporary Art School Corriente Alterna in Peru.
IG: @abrilnomayo & @avecesgaleria
"I'm Jazzmine aka Baby Blues (she/her), and I'm an abstract artist from the Inland Empire, CA. I recently began exploring the 'zentangle' art style in attempt to rescue my mental health. I use scrap paper (often damaged) and ink pens for my pieces. I hope my work can inspire people to create using what they already have."
Lemon Lord is a Pop music artist based in Los Angeles. She released her first album “Be Blonde” in November 2020 which features her singles “Superpower” and “Queen.” Her songs have been featured on ‘gagadaily,’ ‘Women of SynthPop,’ ‘Confident Hoe’ and other Pop playlists on Spotify. Be Blonde is available to stream everywhere now. To Infinity and Be Blonde! xo
TikTok & IG: @iamlemonlord