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Recording side project of Decker and Dimitrov of Oak Hill Drifters.
While loose and lo-fi, The Sarandons music is succinct and fastidiously arranged with action packed songs topping out at the 3-4 minute mark.
The Sarandons hail from Toronto. Influences like Wilco, Kurt Vile, Dr Dog, and Cage the Elephant percolate through their brand of indie rock (& roll). Dripping guitar tones, billowing keyboard melodies, and defiant bass and drums all contribute to the textured sound of The Sarandons. Songs are bittersweet, rich with nostalgia and tell stories that are familiar but just out of reach. While loose and lo-fi, their music is succinct and fastidiously arranged with action packed songs topping out at the 3-4 minute mark.
[indie folk/indie pop]
Kylie V (they/them) is an indie folk-rock singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada. This up-and-coming teen’s lyrics paint vivid pictures and are wise beyond their years, earning them recognition and listeners from their local scene to across the globe. Described as “stylistically diverse and ambitiously composed”, Kylie’s confessional writing and emotional, folk-tinged instrumentation have garnered them comparisons to indie household names like Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Mitski, Elliott Smith, and Big Thief.
‘Blame It On the Booze’
King’s live show crackles with energy and a devil-may-care attitude, earning her support slots for Blues Traveler in 2022, The Steel Woods in 2021, an official showcase at Folk Alliance International in 2022, performances at the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Philadelphia Folk Festival, a night at legendary Caffe Lena in 2022, and a main stage slot at Black Bear Americana Fest 2021.
‘Detroit Shoreway Living’
Zach Angeloni paints his songs with the somber yet jovial nature of life, and tugs at the canvas of human pathos. A songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio, Zach Angeloni seeks honesty in song. His lyrics explore the portraits of characters, and the hearts of whole souls. Peppered with imagery, his songs explore the power of moments and their impacts on the relationships we have with one another. Latch onto a phrase or melody, and become lost in your own story.
Rosemary & Garlic
‘Their Eyes on Me’
Following 2017’s critically acclaimed The Kingfisher EP and 2018’s self-titled debut album, A Room of One’s Own is Rosemary & Garlic’s most realized effort to date, with van den Hoogen playing an active role in every step of the album process. It’s also her most intimate songwriting yet, inspired by such contemporary folk artists as Patrick Watson, Bon Iver, and Sufjan Stevens. The result is an intimate, playful, and delicate piece of dreamy “happy/sad” indie folk.
Andrea & Mud
Surf-western music is a vigorous elixir – blending spaghetti westerns with rough-edged, honky-tonkin’ classic country. Atlanta-based duo Andrea & Mud draw upon genre stalwart Junior Brown, who coined the “surf-western” term, into their own special mix, tossing in heartier blues stock ala Shovels & Rope. Their songwriting is uniquely potent, and with their album, Bad News Darlin’, they extract parts of themselves to cope, mend, observe, and grow.
Consummate storytellers, Andrea Colburn and Kyle “Mud” Moseley bury their instruments and melodies in the earth’s dusty shell. Each song is soaked in style, immersive and heightened like a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack 一 think Kill Bill or Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood.
The Dust Collectors
‘Take A Dive’
The Dust Collectors are an alternative folk 4-piece from Calgary, AB, Canada.
The Dust Collectors are proof that sometimes what you’re looking for is right in front of you all along. After years of playing separately in different bands, the four-piece evolved organically, quickly moving from garage jams to song-writing in a matter of weeks. By Winter 2018, they were recording their first Demos EP and playing shows around the local Calgary circuit.
The group approach songwriting as a collaborative effort. With each member coming from different places of influence, the result is a blend of country, folk and rock that is both bitter and sweet to the listener’s ears, bringing to mind classic collectives like The Band and CSNY. What truly sets this band apart is that each member contributes vocally; sharing lead-singer responsibilities and seamless four-part harmonies have become the signature of their ever-increasing setlist of original songs.
The Dust Collectors are currently working on their first album, recording with Pat Palardy at Public Lunch Studios in Calgary.
Rellik is an 10x award winning, Alt Country artist from Edmonton, Alberta, currently nominated for 4 Native American Music Awards (Nammys.) With over 600 performances and over a decade of experience under his belt, this mid-career artist captivates audiences with his messages which are positive, emotional, humorous and storied with his personal experiences.
Recent winner for Male Artist of the year at the 2022 Indigenous Superstars Awards, Rellik has proudly shared the stage with contemporaries like Everlast and Run DMC , as well as childhood heroes Buffy St Marie and The Guess Who, Rellik’s musical journey has been a dream come true for someone who has overcome adversity to flourish in his musical career. Compared to the likes of artists like Struggle Jennings, Everlast or Kid Rock, he is heavily influenced by genres outside of Hip Hop, including Country, Blues, Folk and Rock. With songs featured in movies and television, Rellik often collaborates with an array of talented musicians and creative minds, including his steadfast band Signal From Earth. Rellik is also a key member of the WIndspeaker Media team and on air host of ” The Tribe Drive ” on 89.3 The Raven in Edmonton.
Natalie Prauser blends the introspection of the 60’s Laurel Canyon folk scene with the attitude of 70’s outlaw country. Whiskey infused lyrics combine loving, leaving, and honky tonk debauchery with a morning after self-awareness that longs for stability.
A Kansas native, Natalie began playing in bars at the tender age of fourteen, and was a recipient of an American Songwriters Award in 2015. With an interest in both lyrical and visual storytelling, she recently graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a filmmaking degree.
In addition to frequent Midwestern shows, Natalie recently released her first full-length solo album, entitled “Til the Sun Comes Up,” on 11/1/22. The album was produced by Marty Bush and featuring Devon Teran on pedal steel, and Marty Bush on electric guitar, baritone, and drums.
[All Press Notes provided by the artists]
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis