Part Time Punks
"Kristina Esfandiari is the former voice of San Franciso shoegazers Whirr. In her solo debut as King Woman, she writes heart-wrenching ethereal songs you might be just as likely to hear in either an opium den or insane asylum – your choice."
Silence In The Snow
SILENCE IN THE SNOW is new music from the haunted mind of Cyn M (voice/guitar) in collaboration with Andy Z (synthesizers).
The Oakland, CA duo share a history of conspiring musically in post-punk outfits Heart of Snow (GSL), Swann Danger (on experimental Swedish label Release the Bats), and currently in the dark-zone-desert-psych group, Malditos.
The duo's lush, sensual, tripped-out dreamy sounds are rooted firmly in a minimal expression. Reverberating tremolo guitars and sultry, commanding vocals conjure spacious atmospherics and melancholic echoes, punctuated by organ and synth sounds.
With enchanting dream goth/ shoegaze tracks, Brass Box takes listeners on a journey through life, death and the darkness that swells beneath the surface. The band is comprised of Ammo Bankoff and Neil Popkin. The duo originally met several years prior at an underground new wave/ goth party in Los Angeles. The bands in which Bankoff played (Tête, Black Flamingo) occasionally shared bills with Popkin’s bands (War Tapes, Rituals). Due to their musical connection both musicians naturally collaborated. Popkin then brought in guitarist Matt Bennett (War Tapes) and drummer Pablo Amador (Rituals), to round out the heavy sounds of Brass Box. Since joining forces the quartet has assembled lush compositions of melody and noise while recording in their Downtown Los Angeles home studio. Some describe the sound as a mix between My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins, but you can decide for yourself.