Composed primarily of transplants to the Seattle area, The Head and the Heart write and play songs that speak to the newness of a fresh start, of the ghosts left behind, of moving forward, all brimming with a soulfulness and hope for a better life than the one we've all been sold. Stylistically, think a folksy Beatles or The Avett Brothers with a little extra oomph. Catchy piano melodies stand side by side with a tight trio of harmonies, and solid minimalist drums, groovin bass, and plenty of hand percussion and foot stomps make the live show inspiring and really goddamn fun.
The Polyphonic Spree are a psychedelic pop group which formed in 2000 in Dallas, Texas, United States. The band's core members are Tim DeLaughter (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Pirro (bass) and Bryan Wakeland (drums), all former members of the alternative rock band Tripping Daisy. The band also contains 5 backing vocalists and 12 musicians. The band's lineup has generally been stable since their formation.
Soda Fountain Rag is Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl from Bergen, Norway.
HighasaKite make songs unlike most things yet to come out of Norway. Pop music with a twist. Let's start in Brooklyn. Via Monrovia to Piraeus and Norwegian mountaintops on to Stockholm. Irresistible soundscapes full of tasty hooks and mysterious stories, musicians from some of Norways best young bands and then some – Highasakite is undoubtably one of the most original and exciting indiebands you’ve come across in a while.
The Limousines are an Electropop band based in the Bay Area, California. The band consists of songwriter and vocalist Eric Victorino, and multi-instrumentalist and producer Giovanni Giusti. The band has had comparisons drawn with MGMT. Victorino, who had previously performed with rock band Strata, stated that he was "tired of band politics" and "needed another outlet, one that wasn't quite as dark and heavy". Giusti and Victorino started the Limousines after communicating online and exchanged lyrics, music and recorded vocals online.
Drafts are a four piece indie-rock group based in South Wales, formed predominantly by students of the Creative Sound and Music degree at the University of Wales, Newport. Drafts have taken influences from a variety of artists, most notably Biffy Clyro, Foals, Minus the Bear, Maple State and many more...
They have shared a stage with the likes of Dirty Goods, Hold Your Horse Is, Shoes And Socks Off, Mike Fantastic, Boys With X-Ray Eyes, Escape To Sea, The Dead Beggars Club, Straight Lines, Town, Hit Or Miss, We're No Heroes and many more...
Phebe and Harry met in 2005 on MySpace and five months later Harry had moved from Bundaberg to Adelaide so they could be together. Harry had been in Brisbane hardcore band Slain of Myself and was a keen piano and guitar player. Phebe had no previous musical endevours, other than the few years of recorder she did in primary school. They did their first gig in 2007 after getting air play on community radio stations like Adelaide's Three D. They have played with the likes of Tim & Jean, The John Steel Singers, Jonathan Boulet, That 1 Guy, Lovers Electric, Kid Confucius.
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn was born September 17, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has released a number of albums under the K Records label. She has collaborated with her close friend Phil Elvrum of The Microphones and has also worked extensively with The Black Cat Orchestra. Mirah is the youngest of three children and lived in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia for most of her childhood. She then moved to Olympia, Washington and attended The Evergreen State College. She is modest and deliberate, prefers privacy to invasion and reconciliation to war.
PYYRAMIDS is a collaboration by Tim Nordwind (OK Go) and Drea Smith (He Say, She Say). Connected by a mutual friend in Chicago, the pair struck up an email correspondence that soon transformed into a small torrent of music. Bonding first over dark British pop from the early '80s like The Smiths and Joy Division, and stranger more modern fare like Micachu, Nordwind and Smith were natural collaborators.
The Puncture Repair Kit are a rickety chamber-pop band from Cambridge. There are 6 of them: Matthew, Lozzy, Becky, Rachel, Kellye and Mark, and they play instuments including guitar, bass, drums, flute, violin, cello, accordian, glockenspiel, banjo. Everybody sings and the audience all go home with a warm fuzzy feeling, a nagging sense of unease and possibly a badge or something. The Puncture Repair Kit started in March 2007 and have no clue how to make it stop. They have been told that they sound a bit like The Delgados, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian and Architecture In Helsinki.