MARS RODRIGUEZ is a Nicaraguan singer, songwriter, producer and a one person band: vocals, electric guitar, keyboard and digital drums/drum machines. In 2018, she started her solo project and released two singles, "No Estas" and "Pulsar" both songs were recorded in Estudios La Gotera, in Nicaragua. Months later, she started from zero and ended up moving to the U.S, due to Nicaragua’s political crisis and dictatorship. As a result, of all the major changes, she started making home recordings and learned to engineer, mix and produce herself. Her music incorporates elements of varied styles from Post-Punk, Blues, Indie-Rock, Latin Rock and Electronic music. Rodriguez’s DIY project transcends cultural and language barriers, her lyrics are written in Spanish, English and French. Her Debut EP, “Don't Wait For Nothing” features 6 tracks. The EP was born from the necessity for self-expression, healing and to explore sounds, textures and colors in music. “Don't Wait For Nothing” is careless, full of Lo-Fi, powerful, experimental and eclectic vibes.
“Dying in the Living Room” is an era of Wolf Culture that has been a long time coming. We hope to deliver memorable tracks that showcase just how far we have come since our formative EP.Max has incorporated his raw emotional experiences, both positive and negative so we can connect with our audience on a relatable level and bring the listeners’ emotions straight to the surface. The lyrical content has matured as we have as people so it isalmost as if our listeners are growing with us. As with our previous work, we endeavored to grant each track its own space to flourish with the EP touching on a variety of subjects that as individuals we wouldn’t necessarily have a voice to convey your opinions but as a group we can talk about things like anxiety, depression and coping mechanismson a level that people will understand.We still believe our sound is inherentlyWolf Culture, however we really shook off our genre-specific restraints this time around. The confidence to satisfy our vast musical palette was definitely aided by working with producer Neil Kennedy from the Ranch. He really helped capture the vibe we were striving for in a more generally Alternative space." - Wolf Culture
“I don’t think we fully understood how much our songs would mean to people when we released "Devil’s Plans" so we set about being as honest as we possibly could through our music in an effort to share both our pain and happiness collectively.Some of the topics of these songs have broken me to write about lyrically but it’s easy to forget as time goes on how much certain pivotal moments in your life meant to you at the time. I think it’s important to hold on to those feelings and immortalize them in melody. Even if only out of respect.” - Max Dervan
IG + Twitter: @wolfcultureuk
Real Clothes is the solo project of Haitian-American performer Nico Fox. From the rustic folk rock beginnings in rural Virginia, it has shifted into an Avant-Garde Dark Pop sound with glittering synths and haunting vocals. Using guitars, keys, and various DAWs, her albums are self-produced and world-inspired with themes ranging from loss to love, war, death, and absolution. Currently, she has created four distinct sounding albums over the span of 5 years: Object-Oriented (2015), Modulation (2016), Apotheosis (2019), and the most recent Precaution (2020).
Au Revoir Heart was created in 2018 with the release of 7 singles on SoundCloud throughout the span of 2018, by singer/guitarist Dane Mora. In January of 2019, Mora followed up with a self-produced 9 track demo tape titled “The Mellow Stogie Demos”, featuring songs and skits written, recorded, and produced by Mora off of a cell phone in his hometown of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Now joined by bassist Nick Marshall, and guitarist Dean Graham, Au Revoir Heart recently released their second self-produced project, “Cheeky’s Cerebrum” in May of 2020. “Cheeky’s Cerebrum” takes a step away from the bands “love” themed music to dive deeper into Mora’s feelings of self-doubt, anger, and friendship, while living in a quickly changing society.
Twitter + IG: @aurevoirheart
Reborn in a Los Angeles skyline, Dream Crease brings ethereal, beachy energy to vibrant soundscapes within the city. Layering vocal tracks with a crappy 2001 Yamaha keyboard, the track “Naissance” manifested through a need to express sonically. Being constantly exposed to inspiring sounds through work at a radio station, Dream Crease felt the strong desire to rejoin the same community but as an artist, despite certain setbacks and fear for lack of knowledge or experience or worthiness. Following, dear friends and talented Los Angeles musicians (Draag, Vinyl Williams, Maral, and Sleep Diet) lent their ears to transform the single into four very different iterations and remixes.
”Naissance” Music Video ~
by Helene Francoise Phillipe