Based in Orange County, California, Total Drag takes its main inspiration from early 90’s Shoegaze, sad movies and melancholy pop songs. Their first EP Redhead plays out like the soundtrack to an early morning drive up the coast, combining the soaring guitars of Slowdive with the jangly melodies of Dream-Pop bands like Wild Nothing. The trio has been recording and performing as Total Drag since 2018, and is set to release their newest EP Hunny in early 2020.
FFO Slowdive, Beach House, Wild Nothing, and Diiv.
Oscar Rodarte - Guitars
Anthony Couden - Drums
Joseph Giron - Vocals
Playing their own blend of Experimental Pop, Jazz and Hip Hop, Snake Dance creates a spacious sonic world that is both hopeful and foreboding. Forming only one year ago, Snake Dance set its intentions on speaking out on environmental and social issues. Their latest EP opens a dialogue focused on abuse, trauma and issues of identity. Recently, they partnered with Portland's non-profit, City Repair and sustainable fashion designer, Syner Apparel to create a sustainable merchandise line and participate in their broader local community.
Snake Dance has been working to create a collaborative mixtape album for 2020 featuring musicians and artists from all over the Pacific Northwest, with summer plans to tour the West Coast following its upcoming release.
IG & FB: @snakedancepdx
Lo Haze is a 3-piece all female band comprised of Los Angeles natives. Formed in 2018, this serendipitous collaboration oozes feminine energy with Amanda Erwin on drums, Daniella Lollie on bass and backing vocals, and Stephanie Guerra on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Lo Haze launches its listeners into a universe of deeply emotional and intellectual reflections of human nature and oneself. Bold use of time-based guitar effects creates an explosion of soundscapes that take you on a ride into the California sunset.
Faetooth is a Sludge & Noise band from the depths of Los Angeles. Formed in the Spring of 2019, the band is composed of Razz - Guitar, Ari - Guitar, Jenna - Bass and Sarah - Drums. Faetooth's new EP, ... An Invocation is now available on all major streaming platforms. Made for those who love demon hunting, fairies, and lots of fuzz.
IG + Twitter: @faetooth
"Just another daydreaming 90s baby making songs in her bedroom. I’ve always had a deep love and need for music, as well as an infinity for film Photography and Videography. In the past year I created Witch On Film as an alter ego for myself, as a way to channel all my creative passions into one project. My goal has always been to transport my listeners into a sweet dream world. In September (2019) I brought my vision into reality with my first album, Love And Hexes, which I wrote/recorded/released completely independently. I’m currently working on my second album, which I hope to release in 2020."
IG + Twitter: @witchonfilm
4 sensitive boys with soft skin and rough riffs. We are pioneers of the genre called, citrus emo, and if you’re like “I’ve never heard of that” it’s because we MADE IT UP. Spread the word. Our world tour starts RIGHT NOW!
Sahara Grim is an eclectic composer and bandleader with a background in ethnomusicology. The young artist brings a new sound to the table whilst spreading messages of empowerment for listeners to find sanctuary within. What sets Sahara apart is her distinctive writing style that is rooted from her musical upbringing in Jazz and her ancestral background from India and Japan. Sahara’s music continues to be an extension of herself, always bringing various elements together as one.
Based in Los Angeles, California is multi-instrumentalist Kirk Sweitzer, known for his stage name Morning Shivers. He released his debut EP, Obsessed With the Perfect Disappearance, in May of 2019. He then followed that up in early December 2019 with a Split EP consisting of two tracks cementing his adventures into the ever-growing world of Electronic music.
Paul Soultanakis is a multi-instrumentalist with lyricist Aislinn Kelly, formed Jiggly Group in 2019 to experiment with visual art and live performance. Taking influence from Punk, Electronic, Drum and Bass, Hip-Hop and Electro. Jiggly Group's music is an energetic wash of punch-y synthesizers and vocal hooks. Jiggly Group is known for its high energy shows, who performs as a two-piece with drums and synthesizers. They released a self produced single, Oranges in late 2019.
Lucky Wife and Mother is purgatory music. What does this mean? Well, how do we prove that we’re not trapped in a simulation? How do you convince yourself that you’re not some NPC in a video game walking around waiting to die and then respawn? You can’t! Neither can Lucky Wife and Mother, but he’ll make tunes for all of us while we float through life pretending we know what the frick we’re doing. Lucky Wife just released some little jingles called, Disco Bummer Demos that captures this existential angst, puts it in a can and spray paints it onto the back of your local supermarket. Lucky Wife can be found on all streaming platforms.
Tomorrow's Tessellations is the solo project and creative vessel for composer/songwriter frontman, Valentino Venti with a five-piece live band consisting of a rotating line-up of friends. Founded in 2015 and known for their energetic and theatrical live shows, Tomorrow's Tessellations brings an eclectic mixture of Indie Rock, New Wave, Garage Rock and Smooth Yacht Rock to the table. Boasting influences from The Strokes, The Velvet Underground to Tally Hall and Neutral Milk Hotel, its the creative direction never truly settles in one place.
Deep within the hidden planets that reside in the Delta Quadrant, a magical concoction of winged beasts & interstellar space ghosts lies dormant, awaiting the planetary Solstice that is the Great Conjunction; a super sonic voyage into the heart of the beast where sound, space, & fantasy become one...
Hold fast, it's Thriller Party!
Thriller Party is...
Danny Tort - Guitar, Vocals, Synth
Dan Roa - Bass
Kent Ewing - Drums
UNTTLD is an Indie Pop/R&B duo consisting of Kevin Moody and Alex Perdomo. Based out of Southwest Florida, the two met through music at a very young age. Since graduating high school, they began writing and releasing their own material. Having released a handful of singles and their debut EP, In Between Words, the two have grown their sound into a refreshing new take on the independent music scene.
KiNG MALA is an alternative trio from Los Angeles. A soulful blend of Alternative Rock and sultry vocals, KiNG MALA takes an unlikely combination of influences and turns it into an emotional release. With ripping blues influenced guitar, drummer Drew Esselstromm and a classically trained soul vocalist and bassist Areli Castro, the band uses their precision, and lack there of, to deliver the cascading stories of heartbreak, redemption and trying to fill the shoes life hands you. Their debut single, Hurricane was released on October 22nd 2019 is a prime example of the pure emotion and powerful delivery KiNG MALA is capable of delivering.
IG + Twitter: @kingmalamusic
May Chi is a songwriter and electronic musician based in Birmingham, UK. Her music blends both Indie-Rock and Ambient elements, creating harmonically rich and emotionally-captivating soundscapes, while her lyricism evokes images of nostalgia.
The Wayfaring EP is a collection of songs written during a particularly creative period of time. Featuring an array of sound worlds, textured harmonies and use of music concrete, Wayfaring, presents an emotionally detached and cynical outlook on interpersonal relationships under the guise of percussion-driven, upbeat melodies.
IG + Twitter: @maychiwong
Stripes is a teenage Indie Garage Rock band from Tucson, AZ. Their debut album, 520 can be best described as fun sad music with a lot of swearing.
With continual support from BBC Introducing, Findia Scooter's first Soundcloud release, the dreamlike electronic pop record, Overexcited, saw it feature twice as track of the day on BBC Introducing In The South. Her music has seen significant radio play across two BBC radio stations. Her soulful vocals and honest, poetical lyrics document candid tales of love gained, lost and the blissful wonder at everything in between. At 22 years old, she has been compared to the likes of Billie Eilish, Birdy and Lana Del Rey. Her Royal Opera House and English National Opera singer grandmother, Rita Chard, allowed for an early inauguration into the world of music, providing a vast abundance of inspiration spanning the musical genres. Playing the piano from the age of 6 bred an immense curiosity into the writing and creation of music and a steadfast devotion soon bloomed. Findia cites James Blake, PJ Harvey and Portishead amongst her main influences. With her biggest show to date being Islington's o2 Academy, she remains "overexcited" for what the future holds and will be releasing new music in 2020 after focusing on writing this summer in France.
Spyderland is an Alternative-Electronic duo based in Long Beach, CA. Although both members Marie Litton and Drew McClellan have a long history of songwriting and musicianship, Spyderland was only established in the Spring of 2018.
Their debut single, Devil I Know, was released in July of 2018. The track highlights Litton's unique vocal treble over a deep, yet stimulating bass thump, creating a sound reminiscent of early and mid-90s Trip Hop. By the late 2018 release of Pillars, it became clear that this style of songwriting would be a catalyst for the group's future progress.
January of 2019 brought along the first self-titled EP, featuring their two past singles along with other well rounded songs. The duo's latest release features a split EP with fellow Long Beach, California's down-tempo artist, Morning Shivers.
IG + Twitter: @spyderland
FUNSLEEP is the solo Indie-Pop music project of 16 year old Nicholas Pigeon. Starting out as a saying he would throw around, Have a Fun Sleep, to his girlfriend, Pigeon decided this would be a great name for a musical artist, finally going through to adopt it. Soon, he released his first song after recording and writing in one night, titled Summertime Inn. As he continues to put his music out, Pigeon hopes to create a following of those who will appreciate his sound and lyrics as much as he does.
Chloe berry is a teenage Singer-Songwriter who lives in New York City. She makes dreamy Indie tunes in her bedroom with her Producer/Boyfriend Spoonuel. Drawing from a variety of artists, such as Fiona Apple, Beabadoobee, and Angel Olsen, she strives to create a new feeling with each song.