Sometimes I wonder why I lay in bed and can’t sleep at night, so many sleepless nights, I’m missing my baby..
Though we love vague imagery and metaphors at The Sweet Bird Sang, Olivia's painful honesty is equally poetic.
Olivia Cella is a young artist who started uploading youtube covers at the age of 12 and now counts more than 7000 subscribers on her channel. She has gone original with the release of her single Missing U. Produced by Nathalien Livingston, the track bends elements of pop with contemporary R&B and it's an intimate insight into teenage love.
Watch the tear-jerking music video till the end and it will break your heart (if it has not already been broken), either way, keep tissues at hand because it gets emotional.
This fall, Olivia will be releasing her second single “US2”, a fun pop song with soulful vocals mixed in. You won’t want to sleep on this girl, she’s quickly gaining traction in the industry and is definitely worth the listen. Turning 17 this year, Olivia is preparing to take on more live performances and show the world what she has.
Do you remember the article on Manar's song, Stav g's single? Well she just released her debut album!
STAV keeps the listener intrigued with its dark and poetic imagery. The Tel-Aviv born singer paints stories and legends with her heavenly voice. STAV is a mix of electric guitars and synths which (warmly?) welcome us into a world of memories and inward-looking narratives. I must admit the true meaning of each song still remains unknown (to me), but that's probably the beauty of STAV. Yet I can sense, quirkiness, escapism and fear. But let's dive in and listen to the album!
Do you remember The Sweet Bird Sang alum Milan Tarina aka Pyrrhura? The Slovak singer-songwriter has finally released his new album Less love!
Milan kept his signature ID made up of darkwave synths, thin arpeggiated classical guitar sounds and nasal voice. The recurring themes also haven't faded: time passing, poetry of life, the balance between holding on and letting go..Less love therefore clearly resembles Spring, Pyrrhura's previous release, but in a good way. Milan is an artist who knows how to stick to his trademark sounds. And yet, the production of his latest record is more polished, the veil that protects the vague imagery portrayed by the lyrics is sometimes taken off to give space to emotional outbursts in songs like Go on and never do it and Signs on your skin. Of course this doesn't mean the Slovak songwriter has gone for upbeat extroversion. Less love still paints an inward looking spring overcast that stubbornly clings to memories. We are still waiting for the sun to shine and for Pyrrhura to let go of his keepsakes, but in the meantime, let's enjoy this soul-searching experimental record. Let's go time-feelers, let's go dreamers.,,
Formerly known as Faktychno Sami which in Ukranian means 'actually alone', Qarpa is a post- industrial band originally from Ivano-Frankivsk. The band's frontwoman is Irena Karpa—Ukrainian singer and writer. The band released eight studio albums.
What is post-industrial music anyway? Industrial music is a genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. Allmusic defines it as the 'most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music'. Post-industrial music covers genres and styles that were influenced by industrial, taking its dark and mechanical aesthetics and combining it with more accessible genres such as rock or EDM.
Here below I decided to share the music video of Soledad from Qarpa's 2011 album & I made a man. The lyrics are in Spanish and English and they talk about a cheating husband. Frida Kahlo is probably used as a metaphor as she had a complex relationship with her husband Diego Rivera. Kahlo had affairs with both men and women and Rivera cheated on her with her younger sister Cristina. Back to the song, the tone is melancholic and defeated. Musically speaking, Soledad sounds somehow both exotic and urban. The cello part has a Spanishy vibe to it and the drum section reminds me of trip-hop.
Give a listen to the song and let me know what you think. This is an underground band that deserves in my humble opinion more recognition outside Ukraine.
I can hear the waves crashing on the shore, it's hot and my vision is blurred out by dreams rising up to the sky and spinning round..and round. You can see I'm trying to be poetic here (like in every post), whether I am succeeding or not, well that is a different matter..Stav German Glaser certainly is.
A truly oneiric experience, Manar's Song is the single from her upcoming album which will be released in 2 days. The track is pure magic, with reflective synths and guitars accompanying Stav's smooth voice. The song is to be listened by candlelight with the sound of the sea lullabying you in the background.
Stav's unique sound encompasses Middle Eastern and Western influences, often lingering in the space where these two worlds collide. The Middle Eastern sway comes in towards the middle/end of the track, when the guitar starts playing and Stav's vocal melismas kick in.
Produced by by Avi Elbaz in Tel Aviv, Manar's Song promises to be the introduction to a magical album.
The Sweet Bird Sang is looking forward to the release of the full album. The launch event will take place in New York on May 8.
Visit www.stavgmusic.com to stay tuned.
Sourcing sounds from different styles of music, Tapwater have created what they call a world twang. Though the so-called twang is clearly identifiable in Steve Moore's nasal voice, the actual amalgam of musical influences is harder to disentangle, but I'll tell you what I picked out after listening to the record.
Old timey charm, Lunch is my reason and Tobacco row have a distinctive latin-jazz sound. Frankie Leigh and Better days are essentially country songs. Gary and Worst behaviour are folky. More bluesy tracks are Drowning without love and Big belly blues. See ya maria has an eastern european waltz feeling. But the exemplification I just provided doesn't do justice to the album's complex mixture of musical styles. Sometimes, even the same song ticks more than one box and is influenced by more than one genre. Give a listen to the record yourself and tell me what each track sounds like to you.
Though this is not an easy listen due to the stylistic intricacy, Too dark to blink is worth the effort.
Tapwater hails from Portland, Oregon, and is Steve Moore - Banjo, Lap Steel, Vocals, Rudy Slizewski - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Steel Drums, Marimba, Ravi Laird - Electric Guitar, Vocals, Don Corey - Bass, Simon Lucas - Drums.
I would like to introduce you to a unique kind of indie project. It's unique because you don't typically think of orchestras when you think of indie music, mostly because what indie artist has the kind of production budget to hire an orchestra? Well this album was put together on a skeletal budget. Believe it or not, the upfront cost totalled less than $100. After you hear the music, you'll be even less likely to believe it! An album of this caliber would normally have at least a $300,000 budget, minimum.
Elacor is the acronym for Electro-Acoustic-Orchestra. The music this 49-piece ensemble plays could be called classical crossover, or more fittingly orchestral pop. It draws inspiration from the sound of popular music, Broadway and Hollywood. As well as the traditional orchestral instruments, the group incorporates guitars, synths and a pop-style rhythm section.
Executive producer, Thomas C. Baggaley, kindly shared some pics of the orchestra with me. If you're not a classical music fan, this is your chance to get into it! And if you're not a pop kinda guy/girl this is also your chance to get into that! The two styles are perfectly blended in this record creating a wonderful mix.
Hello The Sweet Bird Sang readers! May's playlist is here! Dedicated to indie rock. Featuring Fort Lean , Tokyo Police Club , Crash Island , Yellow Ostrich , Alexo Vitruviano , VVYNN , 12th Street Social Club, Modern Space and Foster the People.
Anthony Rosario, aka FadeTheBlackk, is from where hip-hop was born: the Bronx (at least according to Wikipedia).
FadeTheBlackk is a Christian hip-hop artist whose primary message is CHRIST GOD OVER EVERYTHING. His tracks, however, cover a variety of different topics that go beyond Christianity. R.I.P. is a poignant story of a youngster killed by a police officer, No regrets is about being strong and fighting life's struggles. The other track I posted below is DECEPTION.
Musically speaking, Anthony raps with great passion but without excessive grittiness or violence, the rhythm section is tight but not too heavy, the loops are groovy but don't cause any head-spins. Overall, a great and conscious artist out of NYC who speaks the facts of life. And much more.
Visit www.fadetheblackk.com and give him a like on FB .
Three years after picking up a guitar in a college dorm room, Anthony Mossburg left the stability of a full-time job to chase after the only thing that made him feel alive; music.
What followed over the next four years was a series of accolades, achievements, risks, near-misses, and setbacks that indefinitely shaped him as an artist and a person. With several bootstrap tours and three independent albums under his belt, Anthony is now living in Columbus, Ohio, and is headlining shows around the country.
Anthony Mossburg's soul-searching continues with Crazy, his fourth studio album.
The lyrics, certainly the strongest point of the record, cover topics such as self-discovery, teenage memories and of course, love. All the themes are cleverly delivered through elaborate metaphors and vague imagery, though that doesn't prevent Anthony's music to get straight to your heart. The poetry is real, but so is the plain honesty which makes this album highly relatable.
Musically speaking, it seems everything has been composed to serve the lyrics. From the somber introductions to the emotional instrumental build-ups. The folk-rock sound is spare and straightforward, again, benefitting the stories sang my Mossburg. That said, one must not forget what a skilful acoustic guitar player Anthony is, too bad he gets to use this gift only in songs introductions and in the final ballad I close my eyes (which by the way, is more than an acoustic ballad, if you listen to it you'll find it has an unexpected production twist). To honour his acousticness, I decided to post a video of Mossburg playing Whiskey & Wine from his previous album.
Get Crazy on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify.
You can also visit www.anthonymossburg.com .
Listen to Tornado and Dancing with fire.
The Sweet Bird Sang is once again feeling jazzy. Let me introduce you to Fusion Beat's album Against all odds! On the sax, Jorge Malave! On the trumpet Jochy Rodriguez! On the piano Tony Castillo! On the bass Marco Bojorquez! And Dimas Sanchez on drums and percussion! In addition, James Navan plays the piano on the track There is no way out and Omar Perdomo joins on the percussion on the track Bufandula. Now let the show begin...
Pressing play, one is immediately drawn into a magic word of jazz, funk and world music. The album includes both originals and jazz standards. Two of the compositions use the classical Afro-Puerto Rican rhythm known as plena. The first composition "Big Chief" is a very well know New Orleans standard made famous by Professor Longhair and Dr John. The classical rhythm of the New Orleans classic is present but mixed with plena, which is used in the carnaval of Puerto Rico. "Plenamente" is an original composition by Fusion Beat trumpet player Jochy Rodriguez who aso composed "Hanging In" using a mix of straight ahead Jazz and the Bomba style sicá from Puerto Rico. "There's No Way Out" is a gorgeous melody written by the sax player of the group Jorge Malave. He also composed "Bufandula" which is a very modern sounding Latin jazz. Finally "Story Ave" is a composition by pianist Tony Castillo, which is a beautiful melody with Brazilian influences.
So if you're feeling jazzy (and latin and funky) too you can buy the album here .
Skyscrapers, neon lights, illuminated billboards..Drujefe's music is certainly no country lane promenade. For today, let's leave our rural indie world behind and venture into an urban one.
The San Diego musician creates contemporary R&B with a distinctive record production style. The hip-hop elements are smoothed out by the lush vocal melismas and soul influences, though the drum machine-backed rhythms and dance inspired beats still give the roughness and grit necessary to the authenticity of this style. The auto-tune and the synths give a futuristic feel to the songs, though the lyrics still incorporate some of the genres common themes such as love and relationships. Drujefe achieves the perfect balance between soulfulness and grittiness, traditional and new and manages to greatly honour the 1980s disco demise.
For an old acoustic soul like me, Drujefe feels like a breath of fresh air!
Below are the videos of two of his singles Work and Right now. Watch out for Drujefe as he will release a new song next month, On Mommas.
I recently wrote an article for Two Story Melody on whether artists should pick a genre, examining all the pros and cons of choosing a particular style and sticking to it. It seems that All types of kinds decided that the cons outbalance the pros and stayed true to their name.
The New York quartet was a Rap/Hip-hop sounding item back in 2017, when they released the album, Leaping with intent to fly, under the name Billy Conahan, who is one of the band members. However, Leaping with intent to fly was already suggesting a future change in sound with the acoustic-pop track The Midnight Train, placed in the middle of the record. The 'rappiness' gradually got lighter throughout 2017 with the singles Colorblind and Game of Telephone. Fast forward to February 2018, when the band released Love Songs (Or Songs for your Ex), it became clear that the New York musicians had gone fully indie-pop.
Am I trying too hard to categorise All types of kinds's music? Perhaps, quite rightly, the band thinks of genre as a set of conventions invented by music industry professionals and music bloggers like me, just so that a box could be ticked. Perhaps, quite rightly, the band members are simply following their hearts and inspiration, wherever they lead them.
In any case, Love Songs (Or Songs for your Ex) is really worth a listen. A collection of soppy, delusional songs, they found a special place in my emo heart. The EP includes acoustic (lost) love ballads with heartfelt choruses. The A cappella ending to Lucky one will break your ex's heart (as well as your own) and when you will play Keep in touch, you'll slow dance in tears in your room..
I don't know what you mean when you say you're slipping out of the scene - People leave without calling...
Keep in touch with me but not like before - Are you happier than I was?
The lyrics are spinning in my head...
Find below two music videos of songs taken from the EP.
Rolling snare drum, distorted guitars, passionate vocals, my energy levels go instantly up! Italian indie rocker Mirko Zino, aka Alexo Vitruviano, calls it 'flurry rock'. I tried googling this sub-genre but didn't find much information. It's no surprise he claims to have invented it. And it's true. He has really found a brand for himself and that rolling snare drum is really his trademark. What a salesman.
But what's the recipe for 'flurry rock'? The ingredients include that snare drum and elements of metal combined with dance beats. And that's only the foundation of it. The colosseum-sized choruses are the icing on the cake. Too bad they're not a sing-along if you're not an Italian speaker. But I am, and so I sing, in the shower, in the street, in the car...but it's probably better if I let Alexo sing.
What exactly does he sing about? Dreams like in La strada (The road): There is something that never fades inside your soul and inside your heart, it's the desire to find that road that will make your dreams come true. Love like in Ogni volta e' cosi' (Everytime is like that): I lose control around you, I believe it's because you've always been my dream..So, despite the distorted guitars, the high-powered vocals and the beat pulsing in your veins, Vitruviano is a romantic at heart.
Give a listen to his music!
How to properly listen to a great concept album that takes you on a magical journey?
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
1. Get the best speakers you've got (or the best headphones you've got if you want some privacy)
2. Shut your blinds
3. Close your eyes
4. Press play
5. Start dreaming
Chris Blackwood's self-titled release should be enjoyed using the above mentioned process.
The record is an autobiography that stretches from late childhood to the beginning of adulthood. The three instrumentals, intro, interlude and ending, mark the different stages of one's life, from birth to the confusing middle years, concluding with a bitter ending.
Though the album is highly autobiographical and the musician himself stated that he wanted to be as honest as possible with this record, as it says everything about him and his connection to music, anyone coming of age will find it highly relatable. The 'relatableness' is evident throughout the album, from the child-like running-in-the-fields, carefree See the light, to the teenagery rebellious Quite elude and the somber and fatalist early adulthood portrayal of Farway. If this record was a movie, it would be Boyhood.
Blackwood delivers the (auto)biographical theme of the album through an indie rock, and at times psychedelic, sound. Distorted, fuzzed out guitars and indefatigable vocals are the key musical elements of this release. It all reminds of American indie rockers Fort Lean.
Chris Blackwood's release is for listeners who enjoy albums in an organic way.
The record is over, I am now sitting in silence in the afterglow of music. Repeat!
Chris Blackwood is from Manchester, UK, and has played countless shows in the area. You can listen to his album below.
Sitting on my front porch, staring at the vastness of the fields in front of me, the soft wind bends the ears of corn, the sun is setting, all is calm...Medicine Hat's latest release will take you places, it took me where I never thought I'd go.
The duo (Robert Ramirez on vocals and guitar and Michelle Votrian on vocals and guitar as well) is from Ventura, California, and plays lonesome Desert Rock. The self-titled EP comprises 5 songs and has a distinctive American twang combined with slide and acoustic guitars, with the occasional addition of a fiddle and a tambourine.
At Night you break my heart, Dig and Comes Around sound like American ballads/lullabies, Hanging pictures is more upbeat with its catchy acoustic guitar riff and full-of-energy electric guitar solo; it makes me think of a young surfer riding the Californian waves. Dirty waltz instead is a sing-along campfire song; the duo itself was born over the ashes of a campfire.
- At night you break my heart 'I'll bring you coffee in the morning, at night you break my heart'
- Comes around 'She always comes around, she's got a face like an angel'
Go and give a listen to this EP, its spirited authenticity is contagious.
Trying to find the perfect roadtrip music...no wait I don't actually have a driving license. Let's restart, on the train ride back home I am listening to 'Taken you home last night', the first track on Douglas Jessop aka Jess Wayne's album 'Ride the river'. Well, whether you own a driving license or not, the record makes the perfect roadtrip music. You can still enjoy it from the passenger seat (if you're lucky enough to have a driver) with the wind blowing in your face...and the sense of freedom and that bittersweet happiness/sadness...back to the album, the musician himself defines it as 'electronic bourbon folk with a jazz back'. Bourbon is a kind of American whisky, in British English it's a chocolate-flavoured biscuit with a chocolate-cream filling. Given that Wayne lives in California I'll go for the whisky. Yeah that's right, the record's not just a roadtrip soundtrack, it's got a touch of American(a) feeling to it.
Wayne is a true storyteller, his lyrics are filled with wisdom and honesty. Equally great are the guitar riffs on the album with a real bluesy feeling. Credit for the album's brilliance also goes to the other band members: John Matthew Rosenberg on keys, Jimmy Ledezma on percussion and Jesse Holsapple on bass and backup vocals.
Jess was an attorney, he then decided to follow his heart and turned to music, his true passion. In my humble opinion, he made the right choice!
Get 'Ride the River' on Jess's website!
- Why don't you lie to me 'I can see us tangled in love's sweet bet, the sheets are dampened the sky's turning red...'
- Garden song 'He plants tiny seeds in a row, covering gently so they grow..'
- How do you know 'There'll be a flash of pain followed by slow rain, that's how you know..'
Groovy is the opposite of square. Groovy is originally an expression from Jazz, indicating something that has beat and soul. Groovy is also how I would describe Stephanie Jeannot's record 'We are people united'.
The lyrics explore so many different themes, from love (I think about you all the time I can't go one day one night where you don't come alive inside...) to social issues such as domestic violence (Don't you get tired of the scars that he leaves on your skin that he calls love..). The title track itself deals with issues of prejudice and inequality encouraging the people of the world to unite and live in peace and harmony. Musically speaking, the record presents a well-blended mix of styles including Jazz, R&B, Soul and at times Hip-Hop. Jeannot's voice is mellow and smoothly glides across the registers. The production of the album is excellent, Jeannot is a producer herself curating the direction and production of the radio show Jazz on the JNote which airs each and every Sunday on the theenglishconnectionmedia.com.
Stephanie Jeannot started her musical journey at church, and since then, advanced into sharing her gift, singing across stages. Also a writer, Jeannot received her BA in English/Professional writing from Medgar Evers College and graduated Magna Cum Laude. That certainly explains the cleverly written lyrics.
It's now time for you to get into the groove and listen to the album!
Hello the Sweet Bird Sang readers! I feel jazzy today! I am now tuning into Spotify to listen to the Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble's 2017 self-titled album.
We have Linda Presgrave on piano, Iris Ornig, bass, Barbara Merjan on drums, Andrea Brachfeld on flute, Virginia Mayhew on tenor, Brandee Younger on harp and MJ Territo, the lead singer.
The tunes on the record radiate a sparkling energy which is contagious. But there is also room for romance and late-night feels on the album, just go and give a listen to 'There'll be other times' or 'You gotta play the band'.
MJ founded the Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble to bring together women jazz musicians to play the compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women. Most of these tunes are not over-represented on disc and that is also why I am reviewing this record. The Sweet Bird Sang is not an advocate of overrepresentation.
The Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble is a testament of female energy and empowerment.
'Stand up! Stand up!', ...Somaya is singing and the beat is pulsing in my veins. Her single is one catchy tune with a stadium-sized chorus which makes me wanna get up and dance.
But there is more to it, the young singer from North Carolina is hoping to raise awareness on a very important issue: sexual assault. And there is no better medium than music to do this.
I talk about all sort of musical feelings in this blog, but I have never written a piece on a song conveying such a powerful message. It was when I first listened to 'Stand up' that I thought it was about time I'd do so. Somaya wrote it in October 2016 because she wanted to give a voice to sexual assault's victims, she has always been passionate about social issues.
Well she is certainly succeeding in her mission, with 11,741 views on youtube, and a tv interview about the song, she is getting the recognition she deserves for managing to use music to raise awareness on such an important topic.
On another note, the whole album from which the single is taken is really worth a listen. The record is an electro-pop collection of songs of varying tempos. It has something for everyone, from the broken-hearted to the victim of sexual assault.
It's one of those days, I want to shout out loud and blame it on the world for my sorrows, tell other people how unfair they have been to me, it's a cruel world...shattered pieces of glass on the pavement under my shoes, angry tears rolling down my cheeks.. but nobody seems to understand my pain: 'Sirens ringing on repeat, sirens no one else can hear..' This Belgian trio from the city of Aalst got it right. Made up of three born-too-late generation X'ers (Angie Clopterop -guitars/vocals, Jonathan Roseleth - drums/vocals and Koen Jacobs - bass guitar) they combine hope, fear and passion on their musical journey.
VVYNN (read = win) 's music is like an angry letter to someone who has done you wrong or a past lover. 'The lyrics are all a bit dark, a lot of them are about breakups, the fear of growing older and trying to make sense of our own little world' Koen Jacobs explains.
VVYNN started out as a duo: Angie Clopterop and Jonathan Roseleth. After playing like this for about a year and half, Koen Jacobs joined on bass guitar which expanded the group's writing possibilities. Before, the guitar had to play the lower and higher regions, now, with a really flowing and sturdy bass they can have a different approach to musical creativity. As a three-piece they recorded their EP LUX in the GAM Studios.
- Glass floors 'I've been hoping you would tell me that you're sorry for it all'.
- Sirens 'Sirens no one else can hear, sirens ringing on repeat'.
We're in April, spring drops are gently tapping on my window and I feel like taking a trip down memory lane, so I put my raincoat on and walk the cobbled streets yearning for reminiscences of love lost, buried emotions, unwanted feelings...Milan Tarina's album is playing in the background and it suddenly all makes sense, the spring and its bittersweet taste...
If you google Pyrrhura you will find out that it's a genus of parrots in the Arini tribe, but if you dig deeper you will discover this made in Slovakia, lo-fi, melancholic, experimental indie music act. Each track tells a story of yearning and not usually spotted feelings. Milan's nasal and sorrowful voice will
take you through a journey of longing.
- Never ending space 'Untamed wild feeling, I stare at the ceiling, never ending race..'
- To make it right in here 'Tell me, will we again laugh at something we can't quite describe, no tonight?'
- Sun, Daysies, Violets 'I want to rearrange And hate what you hate , to collect the broken thoughts, to get 'em back , I'm, oh, different'
I found the perfect music to listen to whilst writing, it's by Nick Spalding known on Songtree (by the way did you know Songtree???) as Blueshift. Hypnotic is the right word to describe it. With synths smooth as silk and mesmerising beats, Blueshift scores a 10 out of 10.
A self-taught guitarist, Nick is very keen on collaborating with other musicians across all genres.
Give a listen to the track 'Snowdance', the result of a collaboration with other musicians on Songtree.
Click on the image below.
I closed my eyes last night, lights off, world gone, the album felt like one long dream..I think I danced in my sleep.
Rasmus is a 32 years old singer-songwriter from Copenhagen. Mainly self-taught, his lack of formal training is shown in the absence of a clear structure to the songs. However, this is not a weakness of Rasmus but rather a strength. The lack of structure is somewhat liberating and gives a natural and authentic feel to the album. The LP is dominated by rolling chord patterns on the acoustic guitar and Rasmus’ dreamy and wistful vocals which create an oneiric atmosphere. The artist himself defined ‘I hope you dance in your sleep’ as ‘sleeping chamber music’. It all reminds me of Ben Howard’s debut album.
‘I hope you dance in your sleep’ was recorded in an old German radio studio in a basement in Copenhagen. All song were recorded ‘live’, Rasmus sang and played the guitar at the same time, and he just kept going until he had the right take. No cutting or correcting. And no metronome. Stine Gron sings the backing vocals on the album. She is in a band called IRAH. Marco Egeberg plays some electric guitar bits on the album.
The heart and the masquerade ‘Now you have lost, yeah you’ve lost your way, you’re torn between the heart and the masquerade’.
I hope you dance in your sleep ‘And I hope, you sing in your sleep. I hope, you sing’.
Rasmus is currently working on a project called ‘Bonne nuit, Johnny’ with more people but without his name on the label, still his music and lyrics though. An album is almost ready; he recorded it in an old water tower, it has a special sound.
April's playlist is dedicated to light psychedelia. Featuring LOVING, Banes world, Craft Spells, Slowdive, Shout Out Louds, Michael Seyer, Good morning, Mac DeMarco,Hovvdy, Beach Fossils, CUCO, Infinite Bisous, Mild High Club, The Radio Dept.