Simon XO is a 22-year-old singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who combines explorative synths, tape loops, electric guitars, sampled drums and an aggressive vocal to create his own version of electro-pop. Originally from San Diego, Simon XO started playing trombone at a young age and by thirteen he was blasting it along to Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and Wilco albums. Realizing the dichotomy between his trombone playing and his desire to be a mainstream artist, Simon XO enrolled in USC’s Thornton School of Music to hone his craft.
After years of playing in various bands, Simon XO is ready for his first solo release, a double single, “Waiting for Me to Break” / “How Do I Fight It.” His affinity for combining lavish sounds with folk-style lyrics coupled with in-your-face drums and forceful synths, is sure to get fans on their feet. Slated to drop in mid-2018, his EP, Covering, features productions that bend over backwards to reinforce themes of doubt, loved ones, and facing intrapersonal fears in a world that makes it so easy to run away from them.
Rosie Tucker’s songs are worlds unto themselves. They start in conversation with an immediate environment: small, detailed, characters and landscapes drawn vividly, with life and wit. Only as they progress do they reveal bigger themes. Rosie Tucker's forthcoming LP, Never Not Never Not Never Not, is due March of 2019 via New Professor Music.