The Wicked Tomorrow
"This two-piece rock band, from Brooklyn, with a sexy style and songs steeped with electric melodies has been compared to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs." -AM New York
"he-she duo chant harmonized lyrics over steady percussion and mean guitar"
"Bam!" goes The Wicked Tomorrow... This duo brings a hybrid mix of Velvet Underground tension and a White Stripes-like clash and bang to their newly acquired table." -Verbicide Magazine
"signature swaggerific raunch... ripping into riffs and heavy bumping on the skins, the results are very Black Keys esq: loaded on rhythm and an occasional quick, high note filler at the breaks. The music bleeds with reverb and power."
-Knocks From The Underground
The Party Faithful
The Party Faithful debuted in Fall 2007. As their name suggests, the band is comprised of persons who are intensely loyal to their cause. That, and they like to party.
Often, people use words such as "emotional," "layered," "melodic" and "sonic" to describe their music, and when looking for someone to compare them to, obscenely humbling names like "The Smiths", "Arcade Fire" and "Guided by Voices" have all come up. The Party Faithful find that sort of thing immensely gratifying, while they still strive to write the song that will leave everyone stumped.
Virginia Plain is the new pop project by Alfra Martini, Justin Miller and Christian Reinhardsen, a trio that incorporates jazz inflected vocals, cyber punk style synth-scapes and electronic percussion into a classic pop template. Conceived as an outlet for the music Martini began writing after her last project Prudence Teacup went on hiatus, Martini recruited members of the ambient improv group Fono Luxe as collaborators to expand on her new found sound. Mining similar territory as OMD, The Eurythmics, and late period Roxy Music, Virginia Plain creates mood music for slow dances and futuristic night clubs.
Alyson Greenfield (Uncharted Places" Music Video Release)
ALYSON GREENFIELD experiments with synthesizers, glockenspiels, chord organs, drums, autoharps, and beatboxers, and string trios to create her "eclectic sound" (AM New York), chock-full of "satiating and seductive songs" (LA Examiner). As well as having shared the stage with indie-folk favorites Jenny Owen Youngs and Holly Miranda, Greenfield is no stranger to the electro and hip-hop scenes. Future Rock's remix of her song "Understand the Sky" was released on the Chicago-based electronica trio's most recent album, and the original version of the song currently appears in Josh Stolberg's (Good Luck Chuck, Pirhana 3D) newest feature film Conception. Greenfield's most recent release, Rock Out With Your Glockenspiel Out, an album of hip-hop covers which was named the #2 Covers EP of 2011 by Cover Me has gained media attention, especially for her "re-inventions" (Cover Me) of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" on a glockenspiel and L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" on a baby grand piano, which have led to feature performances at both the 2010 and 2011 American Beatboxing Championships, alongside Rahzel, Raaka (Dialted Peoples), and DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy). Greenfield was named "One of the 5 CMJ 2011 Acts You Should Have Seen" by The Faster Times, an "Upcoming NYC Artist" by NYC's The Deli, and was one of the first 5 artists chosen to record at Converse's Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn. Greenfield's engaging and charismatic live performances where "the stage becomes her playroom" (Venus Zine), have been called "amazing...funny, spontaneous" (Thy Daily Noise) and "mesmerizing to watch" (Music Crush Girl). In addition to being a songwriter and performer, Greenfield is also the Founder/Director of the Tinderbox Music Festival, an annual Brooklyn-based event showcasing emerging female musicians, and giving back to NYC non-profits empowering young women through the arts. The festival has grown quickly since its formation in 2010, garnering press from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Billboard, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.
Fifth Nation is the serendipitous, creative, romantic and spiritual connection of King Julia and Music Read. They have joined forces as fighters for love, and cultivators of exhilirating and powerful music. Displaying the inexplicable nature of miraculous reality, the two performed together before they ever spoke. On March 1st, 2009, Julia took the mic on a backyard stage -- the minute she launched into a melody, Music approached the stage, sat at the drum kit and played along. The artists fused effortlessly, and when the song ended, they shook hands to meet.