Youth-like truth in music, honesty uncontrived
By the crudgetty old-age of twelve (12) AKW's band, The Intervals, had already played multiple times at the Roxy, Whiskey, Key Club and Knitting Factory on LA's Sunset Strip – original indie rock music songs by AKW and a girl by name of Ana.
Nearing retirement at the age fifteen (15) AKW formed a new band, The Tints, with Harely Viera Newton on guitar and vocals, Clara Balzary (Flea of RHCP's daughter) on drums and AKW on keyboards and vocals. Indie rock with ballad overtones their music was all original and spawned two EP's, one produced with John Fruiscante. The Tints headlined several Neon/Indie 103 Key Club shows and were selected by Vincent Gallo to appear at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in England where they shared the stage with Yoko Ono, The Zombies, PJ Harvey, Autolux and Prefuse 73. The Tints were featured in Nylon, Teen Vogue, The Los Angeles Times with mentions in Rolling Stone and NME with regular rotations and interviews on Indie 103 FM.
In 2005, when band-mates departed for college and other adventures, AKW coalesced into full-on music production writing, scoring and recording electronica and launching her first EP, The Trial of the Century including the single Glow that hit Indie 103 and KCRW in Los Angeles.
Hooking up with Shawn Lopez (Deftones producer/Smile) AKW brought out her second EP including Unroot which was featured in the pilot for Jump Shipp on the Halogen Network - generating serious interest from major labels.
AKW teamed with Chris Null to form Rooms Music, composing music for films. Budd Carr, the renown Music Supervisor, has mentored AKW and Rooms, resulting in Rooms scoring over thirty (30) films including festival award-winning scores.
AKW is a co-founder and producer of a production company, At the Hop Productions, which produced the viral sensation music-video, That Which We Occupy that the Occupy Wall Street movement embraced and air nightly at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
At age 22, AKW has died and been born again, having for six prolific months moved through self-discovery as artist and touched new levels of creativity, lyrics and music resulting in a new album in collaboration with Adam Cude and Cassidy Turbin and fan-funded on Kickstarter in ten (10) days. The entire album recorded, mixed and mastered in DYI format with artwork by AKW.
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