L.A. native Henry Laufer, the 21-year-old producer better known as Shlohmo, is a lo-fi beat junkie and field-recording enthusiast, whose crackling, low-BPM compositions update Boards of Canada's filmstrip-soundtrack wooziness. An LA native, Laufer grew up listening to "stuff like DJ Shadow, Amon Tobin, M83 stuff with some sort of cinematic vision." He started making beats when he was 14, but "didn't really do it with any sort of purpose until I was like 17 or 18. That was also around the time he and his friends, already fans of Flying Lotus, discovered Low End Theory.
1. SAFE is just Chris Edley, multi-media artist and apparent poultry enthusiast. Story goes that after living in New York, doing art for all the MGMT videos and even co-directing Saul Williams' "Convict Colony" clip, dude went broke and moved back to the East Bay, where he made the SAFE album in a basement with limited means. 2.Safe is a project produced and arranged by John Amatiello, Kristian Lundin, Max Martin, Alexander Cronlund, and Herbie Crichlow.
Single: "Love Is All Wee Need".
Pixie Carnation is at the moment a seven piece band based in Malmö, Sweden, founded in late 2007 by childhood friends Tobias Hellkvist and Ola Pålsson. With a common vision they started writing and recording mainly in Tobias apartment studio. After about a year of composing, a band slowly started to take the shape of what now is Pixie Carnation. In february 2009 the band entered the studio to record their debut "Fresh Poems EP", which will be self-released in May '09. Band Members: Tobias Hellkvist - guitars, backing vocals, sounds
Operator Please is a baroque pop band from Gold Coast, Australia that formed in early 2005 and their current line up consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, bassist Ashley McConnell, and violinist Taylor Henderson. Original keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left in April of 2008. They released their debut album, "Yes Yes Vindictive" in November 2007 in Australia and March 2008 in Germany/United Kingdom. They released their third single "Just A Song About Ping Pong" in Australia, debuting at #15 on the ARIA charts.
Sun Airway is a Philadelphia-based project from ex-A-Sides Patrick Marsceill and Jon Bathmus. After releasing a 4-song EP called 'Oh, Naoko,' they released their first full-length, 'Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier,' on October 26, 2010. http://www.sunairway.com
Busy saving the city from the brick wall arm crossing and the casual head nods, Brooklyn's own Body Language has risen from the DIY venue basements armed with the kinetic dynamite you would expect from the name. Their original music was born from weekly dance party remixes crafted by Grant Wheeler and Matt Young, and graced by the soul stylings of Ms. Angelica Bess. Their efforts, which illustrated their arrival into Brooklyn, were delivered in a five track EP called “Speaks".
Pikelet is a band from Melbourne, initially just the name for solo artist Evelyn Morris (Baseball, True Radical Miracle), who begun playing music in indie and hardcore bands as a drummer and vocalist. After leaving these bands, she started overlapping acoustic guitar, piano accordion, voice and alternative percussion techniques with a looping pedal, and created a handmade demo CD, 'Chair + Lamp', unofficially released in mid-2006, followed by another self-released EP, entitled...
Jinja Safari are an Australian indie act, formed in 2010 from a collaboration between Australian musicians Marcus Azon and Cameron 'Pepa' Knight, and eventually joined by Alister 'Nugget' Roach, Joe Citizen and Jacob Borg. Their first national exposure in Australia came from winning Australian Radio Station Triple J's 'Unearthed' competition in 2010. Their sound is comparable to Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens and Sigur Ros.