Beirut is an American indie-rock and world music band which was originally the solo musical project of Zach Condon (born Zachary Francis Condon in Santa Fe, New Mexico) and later expanded into a band. The band's first performances were in New York, in May 2006, to support the release of their debut album, Gulag Orkestar.
Eagles of Death Metal are an American rock band which formed in Palm Desert, California in 1998. The band consists of Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar) and Josh Homme (drums), who are also the only constant members of the band. The current touring lineup consists of Hughes, Dave Catching (guitar), Brian O'Connor (bass, vocals) and Claude Coleman (drums).
Kurt Vile (born 1980 in Philadelphia) is an American guitarist and singer. Previously the lead guitarist in the band The War on Drugs, he began his solo career in 2008.
Matthew Stephen Ward (b 4th October 1973, Newbury Park, California), known by his stage name M. Ward, is a U.S. singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to prominence in the Portland, Oregon music scene. In addition to his solo work, he is known as a member of She & Him and Monsters of Folk.
GLW/DRK wrote: M185 - SOUNDSCAPES AND COINCIDENCES - LP - THREETHIRTY RECORDINGS - Six instrumental songs performed by two people on twelve inches of vinyl. The naked facts doesn´t sound too exciting, but this record is a ceeper. It´s a textbook example of DIY that isn´t even necesarily linked to punk rock.
Mile Me Deaf is a noisy pop band from Vienna. Most songs were written and recorded by Wolfgang Möstl in his living room, but on stage they are a fully functional, shoegazing, rock and roll cabaret.
Alternately explosive and restrained, the aptly titled The Bloom and the Blight is a meditation on past and present - melodic fury matched with the eloquent, confessional lyricism that has made Two Gallants an enduring favorite of both fans and critics.