Party Nails is the pop incarnation of songwriter/performer Elana Belle Carroll. Veering off the path of her dark electro roots, Party Nails takes the opposite path towards fun party times and lands sonically in a pop space somewhere between Haim, Charli XCX and Robyn. Party Nails live is a four-piece band that will make you want to get up and dance!
URUGUAY is an electronic duo based in New York City made up of
Benjamin Dawson-Sivalia (musician and producer) and Stepha Murphy
(vocalist, musician, and producer). The two intertwined their classical
music backgrounds with an ability to translate unforgiving hardships into
art that is raw, honest and truly unique. Their sound has been described
as: sultry, nostalgic, trance-like and "full of energy and possibility" -Rookie Mag.
Noir-Pop songstress, Maiah Manser dissolves differences and builds bridges between the worlds of automation and nature. The grit and the raw in lyrics combined with her hauntingly powerful vocals, drive together to create a chilling sensation that is both concrete and abstract, in sound and in concept.
Manser discovered her love of music at the age of four while attending preschool in Bend, Oregon where she was raised by her grandmother and single mother, who had escaped her father. With a fierce independence that stems from the feminine energy she was surrounded by, Manser taught herself to play the piano and violin and eventually fled Oregon for Cornish College of the Arts. As a student, she met Mary Lambert; that chance meeting opened the door for an opportunity to tour with Lambert as a backing vocalist, opening for artists like Sam Smith, Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams. At 20 years old she started her professional career as a solo artist.
In 2016, Manser got her taste of the festival life, shining on both the main stage of Capitol Hill Block Party and on the Mural Stage at Bumbershoot Music Festival alongside artists like Bishop Briggs, CHVRCHES, Odesza, and Crystal Castles.
Manser has teamed up with Buddy Ross (producer for Frank Ocean, Haim, Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Phillip Peterson (string arrangement for Cashmere Cat, Santigold, A$AP Rocky), and Tom Coyne (mastering engineer for Adele, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift) to create an intensely mystifying project.
Using analog synths, connecting soundschapes and live samples, from native american chanting to the sound of a tree being cut down, Manser’s Second Skin EP aims to fuse the digital and the organic, illustrating the fantastical merge of the two types of worlds we live in today.