The Airplanes is the DIY, indie pop project of Joshua Vest, a songwriter in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Airplanes strive for pop perfection, crafting noisy, harmony infused songs—a sound focused on the simplistic strength of the three minute pop song.
Black Hearted Brother is an English band, the work of Neil Halstead (of Mojave 3) and long time collaborators and friends, Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel, Locust) and Nick Holton (Holton’s Opulent Oog, Coley Park). Their debut album, "Stars Are Our Home" was released on October 22, 2013, on Slumberland Records.
For fans of: Real Estate, Pale Saints, Violens, The Chills, Mojave 3, Ride, Felt She Sir is Russell Karloff (vocals, guitar, bass), Matthew Grusha (vocals, bass, guitar), Jeremy Cantrell (guitar) and David Nathan (drums).
Tape Deck Mountain is the shoegaze project of Travis Trevisan of San Diego, CA They self-released a 6-track Sparks EP on cassette tape in Feburary 2009. Their full-length debut Ghost was released November 17th, 2009, via Lefse Records. In January 2011 they released Secret Serf EP on Lefse Records.
What would west coast pop art experimentalism sound like filtered through an industrial midwest prism? No clue, but perhaps Secret Colours can shine some light on that. The newly minted Chicago quintet channels the finest in the greats of late '60s psychedelia, '90s newgaze reverence, and a touch of driving, bucolic, no frills RnR straight from the greasiest of garages.
The Fauns are a dream pop/shoegaze band that formed in 2007 in Bristol, England. They released their self-titled debut album on their own label, Laser Ghost Recordings on the 20th of September 2009. They followed this up with a second album Lights on the 2nd of December 2013, via Invada Records.
In the dark, all color melt together. In daylight, they are a divine radiance. Venera 4 is a french multifaceted quartet. Their universe combines several sounds between female voices and shrill guitars; sensuality and strength. Two boys, two girls, meeting in noisy pop songs with a delicate sense of color... and darkness.
R. Cole Furlow fronts Dead Gaze, a skuzzy but very poppy lo-fi band out of Oxford, Mississippi. In 2010, after Dead Gaze's first cassette release, End of Days, Why Not You on Mirror Universe, the group released a split with Gray Things on Clan Destine.
Terry Malts have refined their frothy pop into a perfect mix of crunch and catchiness. On "Tumble Down" the band takes pages from both the Dum Dum Girls and Surfer Blood camps and makes the combination sound perfectly natural. We've found it absolutely impossible to get their fizzy, bouncy riffs out of our heads and we think you might too.