Composer, musician, and producer, Nils Westdal finds a mainline output through his nom de plume ten72. In a time of ready-made beats and stock electronic samples being used on a daily basis as well as the typically recycled genres found in the media, ten72 offers up a distinctive quality and honesty within his compositions.
Whether you blame the decline of the music industry or the cities that never sleep, there just aren't’ enough big-time dreamers these days. However, the Brockville, Ontario-reared rock quartet Colfax are at a significant advantage over their complacent peers. They know successful business starts at the source; bands need to make music worth paying for again.
None of us has gotten over summer camp. For the iOs founding members Chris Punsalan and Autumn Proemm, band camp’s reach is long. The world of sing-alongs and first kisses inspired their wistful and hilarious tune “Summer Camp,” and, more significantly, the band’s musical bridge between the girls’ side of the lake and the boys’.
Ming's Pretty Heroes is the Dutch/Belgium alternative pop band around singer and composer Ming (march, 1985). In September 2009 the album "Ok Mr. Mix" was released. In the months after the release we toured through China and we will tour Germany this fall! We are excited to already having been invited to come play at yet another festival near Shanghai, also this fall.
Femme Fatality is an electronic pop band based in Los Angeles, CA. FF assumed several incarnations since it's 2003 inception. The contemporary lineup is a collaboration between instrumentalist Shane Mongeau and group founder Bradley M Palermo. The two write, record, and mix their own records. Upholding a DIY ethic, they elude influence from the music industry at large.
"If the Shins went on a safari with Animal Collective and their jeep accidentally collided with the Beach Boys' Safari jeep, but no one died and they all painted each others faces and danced and sang around a fire." Gratitillium has released a full length, self-titled album on Portland, OR label Tender Loving Empire.