Echo Lake formed late in 2010 after Thom Hill and Linda Jarvis met studying at art school in South London. The ex-choir girl’s voice perfectly suited Hill’s Brian Wilson-meets-Galaxie 500 productions and they set about work on a new project. A songwriting and recording duo (fleshed out to a five piece for rare live dates), the act were picked up by cult London label No Pain In Pop.
Tona Walt Ohama is an electronic recording artist based in Western Canada who has played synthesizers since he first discovered the A.R.P. Axxe in 1975. Although he has a world-wide following, he remains relatively unknown in his home province and has been called "Alberta's Best Kept Musical Secret" by both !earshot Magazine and The Calgary Herald.
There are at least two artist under the name Minks: 1)
Minks are a Brooklyn, NY duo lead by singer/songwriter Sean Kilfoyle and Amalie Bruun. Their debut 7” Funeral Song was released in March 2010. They are one of the the latest additions to the Captured Tracks label. Their full length album, By the Hedge was released in January 2011.
In Trance 95 was an electronic duo from Athens, Greece. Both Alex Machairas and Nik Veliotis were experimenting with analog synthesizers from 1985 and after an accidental meet at 1988 they formed what would stay in history as the only purely electronic band that came from Greece in the 80s.
Young Prisms is a San Francisco psychedelic/ shoegaze/ dream pop band, influenced by the California coast, Charlton Heston, and late night sonic journeys. Their sound is full of melody and bursts of color that swirl over droney textures.
HOUNDSds is the recording project (and sometimes band) of multi-instrumentalist Patrick McIntyre. As HOUNDSds, McIntyre produces lush guitar pop with influences culled everywhere from 60’s psychedelia and sunshine pop, 70’s soul and post-punk, and classic 80’s indie pop and new wave.
Man Without Country are a Cardiff, Wales duo (Tomas Greenhalf and Ryan James), the band name arose from a sense of not belonging – an isolation that has since been used to create an atmospheric eeriness within their debut work which was recorded entirely in in Tomas’ bedroom.
Denton, TX's dream pop duo Fight Bite consist of vocalists/keyboardists Jeff Louis and Leanne Macomber, who craft a synth and drum machine-driven haze reminiscent of late-'80s/early-'90s acts like Mazzy Star and This Mortal Coil (as well as contemporaries like Beach House, Vivian Girls).