Bloody Death Skull
Bloody Death Skull delights in the absurd. Fronted by Daiana Feuer on electric ukulele, BDS incorporates whatever toys and instruments they like to spawn a surreal symphony rooted in early pop and soul. Riding from silly to seductive to scandalous, this space age sock hop band creates imaginative soundtracks to Feuer's mischievous storytelling. Known for exuberant live shows with a big band and costumes, BDS will unbutton your heart and tickle your brain.
Lucy & La Mer
Lucy & La Mer is an indie band from Los Angeles, California.
Their debut EP "Little Spoon" charted on College Radio in 2015, followed by 3 bi-coastal tours that year as well as 2 semi-finalist spots in the International Songwriter Contest. They've worked closely with women's rights organizations, including "More Than No" and The Cabaret Con-sensual, as well as the LGBT activist group AmBi.
The band has performed at LA Fashion Week, The Rose Bowl Vegan Beer Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Echo Park Rising, Jam in the Van, SoFar Sounds, Red Gorilla Fest, and recently performed for the Mayor of LA.
They've been featured in the Los Angeles Times for their collaboration with The City of LA in their "Rainy Days" music video, as well as mentions in LA Weekly, BuzzBands LA, Music Connection Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, and LA Music Blog.
Lead singer Lucy LaForge has shared the stage with Moby, Cat Power, Jamestown Revival, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Bayside, and White Buffalo. She is endorsed by Kala Brand Ukuleles and continues to host the "Listen to Lucy" YouTube show, sharing music industry advice and interviews with indie artists.
Lucy & La Mer's next single release will be in Spring 2017.
“Alexandra James resembles Amy Winehouse with a Luciferian kick. Donned in a black veil, human skull in hand, you'd think this murder-bluesy queen’s consort was Beelzebub himself. In fact, her husband, Zachary James, shares the stage and slays a mean Les Paul…Squares in the '50s would've lost their minds over the suggestion of Satanic doo-wop, but these days it’s practically a necessity.” -LA WEEKLY
"Music for the speakeasy located next the graveyard near the swamp where the sun never breaks through the mist...showcasing both Alexandra’s from-down-deep vocals and Zachary’s tasty guitar leads" -Buzzbands LA
“So much soul, so much darkness, and so much stage presence. Up-and-coming Los Angeles act Twin Temple have been creating quite a buzz in the underground music scene of L.A.” -Grimy Goods
Twin Temple dwells within a dark legacy of classic American music; from the funeral jazz & Voodoo of New Orleans, to the haunting sounds of Delta blues murder ballads, to the noir-1920’s big band sounds of smoky Prohibition speakeasies. And yet, they inject America's hallowed musical heritage with a surprising blend: gothic romance, Satanic ritual, macabre humor, and brash contemporary topics inspired by the candor of confessional poetry.
They are witches, and like any magicians of their kind, they cast a spell. We listeners- thankfully - are their victims.
Edith Crash belongs to no one. In fact, her music—sung in French, Spanish, and English—transcends the international origins of this one-woman band by blending them all into one cohesive project. Inspired by dark experimentalism of vastly different artists such as Portishead, Jacques Brel, and PJ Harvey, Crash’s dynamic mix of folk and grunge is as much of a cross-cultural creation as the singer herself. Born in France, raised in Spain, and based now in Los Angeles, Crash’s songs defy genre by pulling bits and pieces from clamoring post-punk, bluesy folk, and vigorous Spanish guitar.
Edith Crash is on the rise and people are noticing. She was recently included one NPR’s list of favorite SXSW discoveries, and described as “bluesy, folky music that is all very dark and strange, complimented by her sultry voice.” Indeed, Crash’s latest and most haunting record ‘Partir’ combines her impassioned, French singing with thunderingly loud guitar playing dedicated to her late mother. Though self-released, this stormy LP was produced by Alain Johannes (who has worked on records with Queens Of The Stone Age, PJ Harvey, and Mark Lanegan). Crash recorded its entirety live as a one woman set on the studios 11AD in LA.
Edith Crash, both in sound and style, is reminiscent of young Françoise Hardy deep in a Tom Waits obsession. That said, it’s no wonder both her music and her likeness have appeared in feature films like the Eli Roth horror film “Knock Knock.” The uniquely cinematic quality to her music comes in full-bodied melodies, dramatic vocal delivery, and a penchant for Western folk drama.