1) Houses is an anonymous lo-fi electronic duo out of Chicago, Illinois. They are signed to Lefse Records. 2) Houses is also an alternative pop band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They've released an EP with 5 songs called End Of Story in march 2010. 3) Houses is a psychedelic rock and roll revival 7 piece from Denver, Colorado. They released 3 EPs in 2009 (Spring EP, Summer EP, Fall EP) and are currently recording a full length.
Gem Club is the musical project of Christopher Barnes with cellist Kristen Drymala and vocalist Ieva Berberian. They first released an EP Acid and Everything July 2010 followed up by their debut album Breakers on Hardly Art late September 2011. iamgemclub.com // bandcamp // facebook // myspace
The Morning After Girls is a psychedelic pop rock band, in the vein of The Dandy Warhols, The Vines and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, from Australia. The group originally formed in Melbourne around 2003, however in 2004 founding members Sacha Lucashenko (voice/guitars) and Martin B. Sleeman (guitars/voice) relocated to Sydney. The group has released two EPs, the first on Rubber Records in 2003 and the second on Fly Music in early 2005, both of which are self-titled. Mid to late 2005 they have toured with The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Dappled Cities (formerly Dappled Cities Fly) are a five-piece indie rock band from Sydney, Australia. Their music has been described as art rock or experimental pop. Their guitar-based songs typically combine melodies with the complex time signatures and tempo changes associated with post rock. Occasional falsetto vocals and the use of effects pedals (delay in particular) are also characteristic of their sound.
A truly special artist - one of the year(2006?)'s real discoveries. Fans of Sugarcubes-era Bjork and Mazzy Star will both find lots to love here. Hailing from Nashville, Courtney switches between ethereal electronica and more traditional vocal / guitar arrangements. Wonderful stuff. Toured with Howe Gelb on his "Sno Angel" tour. and was highlighted by the Sunday Times (London) as one of the outstanding new artists of the year.(2006) Truly a very talented writer/performer.
There are at least three artists named Sisu: 1. Los Angeles band, SISU, fronted by Sandra Vu. http://www.sisuband.com/
SISU is Sandra Vu. The LA-based singer/multi-instrumentalist layers airy, harmony-laden vocals over dreamy synthwave, which has been described as “Smithsian shoegaze” (Village Voice) and “Nightmarish Beach House” (Santa Barbara Independent). Though she’s a seasoned drummer (Dum Dum Girls, The Raveonettes, Boredoms, Dirty Beaches), she’s stepped out from behind the kit to center stage for SISU, opening on tour dates for Cat Power, Marnie Stern, DIIV, and Metronomy.
There have been at least 3 bands called The Wake, including a Scottish post-punk band, an American goth band and a Finnish death metal band. 1. The Wake were a Scottish post punk and later indie pop band, founded in Glasgow in 1981 by Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (formerly of Altered Images), Steven Allen and Joe Donnelly, who was later replaced by Bobby Gillespie. Steven’s sister Carolyn Allen soon joined, and remained in the band until its end.
Le Futur Pompiste, which released one marvelous album in 2004, Your Stories and Your Thoughts, before the vagaries of adult life scattered them far and wide; and Cats On Fire, whose debut long-player, 2007's The Province Complains, captivated all who were lucky enough to hear it (among them the writers at superlative U.K. magazine The Word). It was inevitable that this pair of bands, whose music shares a poise and sophistication rarely heard anywhere, never mind within the modest environs of Finland, would find each other.
If you're not familiar with the back-story of Savoir Adore, what began as a 48-hour challenge between two best friends blossomed into one of Brooklyn's most exciting and unique young bands. With an experimental approach to their writing and recording, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro weave a magical musical tapestry with their distinct voices, lush harmonies, and wild sonic palette. Somewhere between dream pop and adventure wave, their songs transport you to a world that is both foreign and warmly familiar.