Giraffage is the creation of 21-year old multi-instrumentalist/producer Charlie Yin of San Francisco, California. The general sound of Giraffage is described as a weaver of refreshingly crisp electro dream pop tunes that thread their way through loose-knit grooves and tightly-toothed rhythms. Gaining inspiration from things as diverse as dreams or the weather, Giraffage evokes a woozy yet familiar mood that is sure to stimulate your eardrums and leave you feeling a sense of nostalgia and melancholy.
It’s the sound of putting your head underwater in a hot tub and listening to slow jams being pumped out of the jet stream, sun beaming above, and legs all around you. Formally known as Treasure.
Memoryhouse is the recording project of neo-classical composer Evan Abeele and photographer Denise Nouvion from Ontario, Canada. The name "Memoryhouse" is itself, a tribute to German composer Max Richter's seminal work and the project was originally a means to escape the paralysis of winter. It mixes ambient loops, breezy samples, aquatic guitars, and burbling synths. Their EP The Years is available as a free download at the Arcade Sound Ltd website, http://www.arcadesoundltd.com/downloads.html.
Treasureseason are a British/Swedish band based in London. They formed in San Francisco after a year abroad. The first EP was recorded in the Sunset district of San Francisco between the beach and the hills. Since then they have played a handful of shows with their eclectic mix of dreampop and chillwave. Since moving back to Europe they have released a single called "Secrets" which combines pitch shifting and dreamy layered synths.
Broken Twin is the synonym of a young woman (Majke Voss Romme) with good stories to tell and a magical way of doing so. Drawing upon the eerie sounds of the Northern hemisphere and musically influenced by acts such as Feist, Nico and Anthony and the Johnsons her simple setup of bass, piano, guitar, vocals and percussion intertwines in a whirlwind of creaking pianobenches, floating vocals and cantankerous guitars.
Freshly born NYC synth driven trio featuring Aviram & Peter of Soiled Mattress & The Springs and Ethan Swan formerly of Emergency and several other projects.
Mac DeMarco, formerly Makeout Videotape, is the anti-thesis to your stereotypical singer-songwriter. Disregarding the seriously somber moments, he replaces them with whimsical and youthful spontaneity, whilst retaining the endearing and subtle commentaries that exude his familiarity. Promptly after leaving his Edmonton garage for Vancouver he embarked on a North American tour accompanying fellow Canadians Japandroids on a grand voyage of enlightenment and alcoholic debauchery.
On a cloudy night in Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW festival, the three members of ON AN ON were waiting in line to see Mike Snow; they were a bit sweaty, undeniably hungry, and, well, kind of drunk. The Chicago & Minneapolis-based musicians – Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing — that comprise the band had played music with one another in various capacities for the better part of a decade — most recently as members of indie-pop outfit Scattered Trees, with whom they were performing that very weekend.