The Coachella Valley is where YIP YOPS were born and still call home. However, there’s an indefinable and indescribable urge that spurned the quartet- lead singer and guitarist Ison Van Winkle, drummer Ross Murakami, bassist Jacob Gutierrez, and keyboardist/ vocalist Mari Brossfield- to send their own kind of aftershocks through alternative music. The band’s singular sound could’ve been signed to Factory Records in 1981, but feels at home on your favorite Spotify playlist. That’s why the group achieved the seemingly insurmountable within a few years of crystallizing its lineup (and graduating high school). They went from gracing the stage at Coachella, Chinatown Sum mer Nights, and Echo Park Rising to building an organic buzz online. Counting New Order, The Smiths, and Pink Floyd among myriad influences, their sound tempers male-female harmonies over swooning synths, robust accentuated guitars, and hyper-charged beats. Rising out from the area’s monolithic musical shadow, they prove the classic possibilities of musicians jamming in a suburban garage. 2018 sees the four-piece release more music as they push the single “She”!
Kim & The Created
LA’s wild 2-piece KIM AND THE CREATED have kept the energy going since they 1st hit the scene 4 years ago.
2 tours with The Kills, which during the 1st tour caught the attention of Jack White’s guitarist/girlfriend Olivia Jean, who ended the 2nd tour performing on stage with KATC. KATC has opened for Alice Cooper, Headlined 13 countries in Europe & multiple National Tours, played The Hollywood Palladium w/Beck, Father John Misty, & Joan Jett, played KROQ’s event at The Roxy, Headlined & sold out The Troubadour, played The Whiskey’s 50th Anniversary, toured with Epitaph’s The Garden, opened for The Dickies, month long residency at The Echo & Echoplex, Headlined in Mexico, played Canada, Desert Daze Festival, Levitation Festival, SXSW tour + multiple showcases, played the largest music convention in the world NAMM, Orange County Museum of Art, & countless LA shows.
Sponsors Fender gifted & advertised Kim with her signature guitar. MAC Cosmetics advertised & named Kim the “Counter-Culture Icon,” EarthQuaker Devices, Converse, Brixton, & Thrasher all love & sponsor KATC. Yves Saint Laurent created the Fall/Winter line influenced by Kim’s signature stye. Billboards of Kim advertising YSL were all over Los Angeles & she composed a 27 minute runaway track for YSL. Alice Cooper declared “Kim is an outlaw of Rock N Roll,” because of her unconventional rebellious stage presence & stage clothing. A full page spread in V Magazine described Kim as “Rockstar, Icon, Trendsetter, & Rule-Breaker.” 2 page feature in NYLON Magazine as “Warrior & Style-Maker” Centerfold in LA Record, fold-out poster in The New York Times, Urban Outfitters ads, Thrasher Magazine, LA Weekly as “blindly inspirational, VICE Magazine’s “Leading lady of LA Music,” and more!
Their EP was produced by Randy Randall of NO AGE of Sub Pop.
Netflix & CBS are excited to license off the new LP for their title songs of upcoming shows. KATC has been featured in a Ubisoft video game ad, National Television Commercial for Valero which premiered during this years Grammy’s on E, collaborated with DNCE & Nikki Minaj’s latest music video, & featured in the film YOSHUA produced by Whalerock Industries (Kardashians, Tyler the Creator), out soon.
With a love for creating and looping electronic beats, bass, synths and vocal chops – GEORGI KAY is a British-Australian artist based in LA who has received multiple awards for her original work, Songwriting and collaborations over the years.
She has won both an ARIA award, multiple APRA awards and received a Grammy nomination, Her voice has featured in numerous DJ sets worldwide by some of music’s biggest names and she has collaborated with international EDM/dance artists including Tiesto, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Lipless, Morten, M-Phazes and more.
Along with EDM collaborations, GEORGI has also acted in and written for several film and TV series, often offering her voice and original songs as main titles or featured throughout.
Gathering inspiration from old sci-fi and horror films, elements of deep house, 80’s inspired synths and a love for the weird and the macabre – audiences around the world have been seduced by GEORGI’s hypnotic and energetic live shows, her brooding, husky vocal tones and her honest, symbolic and often ambiguous Songwriting – always leaving them wanting more.
FACIAL makes the noise that cuts like a chainsaw through the thick buildup of residue in your mind, left behind by years of dealing with the dull banality of life.
They take the dead parts of your brain killed by mundane repetition and blasts it away with a pressure hose, while the low end rattles all the barnacles off your body and pounds you the way you are always afraid to ask for. Sweet melodies interchange with primal screaming as you fluctuate between comfort and discomfort, horror and jubilation, familiarity and utter confusion.
FACIAL aren’t always making sense. In fact, they have been known to not make sense at all. It makes perfect sense considering the difficulty of true communication. This is due to the subjective nature of reality, lack of attention due to mass distraction, and the fact that anything anybody does can be taken out of context and framed to be perceived in any which way you want! These are just a few factors, so imagine trying to boil down a live, complex organism, such as a band, to a concise couple of paragraphs, using words! what a difficult task!
Who wants to read anyways! What could somebody read about a band that would even peak their interest? A cute story? Their musical references and antecedents? Perhaps some affiliation with a more well-known artist? Maybe we are completely bored with words now and they have lost all actual meaning, and only the right combination of emojis will titillate interest anymore?
If FACIAL were to be represented only by emojis, it would probably be: The guy with sunglasses on, Upside-down smiley guy, and The guy with x’s for eyes. bored to death.