Tyondai Braxton is an American composer and performer and ex-guitarist / singer of American experimental-rock super-group Battles, and as a prominently featured artist on record label Warp Records. He has been actively producing and performing music under his name as a solo artist, as well as collaboratively under various group titles and collectives, since 1998. Raised in Connecticut, Braxton is the son of multi-instrumentalist and avant-garde composer Anthony Braxton. He later studied composition at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut with Robert Carl and Ingram Marshall.
60s-inspired band from the Blue Mountains area of Sydney, Australia.
Fabulous Diamonds are Melbourne duo, Nisa Venerosa and Jarrod Zlatic. Nisa plays drums and sings, Jarrod plays sax, electric organ, keys, and synthesizer through time-lag accumulators to make their unique avant-garde music humbly disguised as pop minimalism. Truly experimental, defiant of glib categorization, advanced and yet totally stoned-sounding.
The Bee Gees, originally made up of three brothers: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb (died 2012), and Maurice Gibb (died 2003), have been successful for most of their 40-plus years of recording music. They had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as a foremost act of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The Gibb brothers were born on the Isle of Man, UK to English parents in 1946 (Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, September 1) and 1949 ( twins Robin Hugh Gibb and Maurice (pronounced "Morris") Ernest Gibb, December 22).
Around the late 60's/early 70's, this English folk-prog trio released four similar albums under four different band names: Alice Through The Looking Glass, TOMORROW COME SOME DAY, Agincourt and finally Ithaca. Ithaca's music is a combination of pastoral folk rock, psychedelia and progressive rock with gentle male/female vocal interplay. Their style is dreamy, very laid back and flows in a breezy, unassuming fashion. Lee Menelaus in particular, the female vocalist, projects a sweet (very sweet) serene tone yet not at all sappy.
Civil love are a four piece band based in Peckham, London. Drawing members from around the world they give a diverse and unique sound firmly rooted in sunshine and melody. Defined by humble yet powerful vocals and chiming guitars, Civil love offer a polished and harmonic live show with a wide eyed and welcoming feel through psychedelic pop and rock and roll. Their self-titled debut EP was released on April 5 as a free digital download. "super-melodic and full of lovely harmonies"- Eardrums
London based composer, recording artist and occasional lyricist/vocalist, Jack Shirt has self-released two CDR albums on his DIY label Scratch My Back Records, Jack Shirt debut in January 2008 and Silent Beef in January 2009. His influences range from Gyorgy Ligeti’s discordant vocal inflections and compositions, to the obscure tempo manoeuvres of Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica and The Shaggs’ Philosophy of the World, from the nonchalant songwriting of post Pink Floyd Syd Barrett...