Livingmore originated with songwriters Alex Moore and Spencer Livingston, who met in Los Angeles in 2014. They with the help of Mike Schadel on drums and Rodrigo Moreno on bass began generating buzz from the HypeM blogosphere with the release of their self-titled EP in 2015. Drawing inspiration across several genres and from acts such as Garbage and The Kinks to Belle and Sebastian, Moore and Livingston write dreamy, haunting and sometimes optimistic songs that will take you on a journey.
“We never really plan when we’re going to write, we just wait for it to happen,” Livingston notes, while explaining the band’s songwriting process. Each song has a totally organic approach - sometimes born from Livingston playing a melody and Moore composing accompanying lyrics on the spot; other times with both of them writing songs separately and meeting in the middle.
In 2018 the band released a full length album "Ok To Land" as well as another three song EP "Its All Happening". Livingmore has toured all over the country and is currently in the studio recording more new music for 2019 with Grammy award winning engineer Tom Weir.
“We can be reborn in all kinds of different ways. We’ve regained confidence in ourselves and are ready to move to the next chapter, whatever that may be,” Moore explains defiantly.
Dream Phases started as the long ago bedroom recording project of songwriter Brandon Graham. After spending time developing the sound and being influenced by a host of home recording artists, Brandon passed his demos along to a few select friends, including his brother Shane and long time collaborator Kevin Baudouin. From there, Dream Phases was formed. Sharing a love ranging from noise pop to classic soul to dreamy folk, Dream Phases kicked off their live shows with a residency at Harvard & Stone in January 2017.
Shortly after formation, Dream Phases released their debut EP “Maybe Tomorrow,” produced by Graham himself and put out on Lolipop Records. Obscure Sound's Mike Mineo called the album, “swaying, hypnotic melodies of vintage psych-folk and rock with a contemporary pop charm.” The March release also marked their first tour including an official showcase at South by Southwest. July saw the band tour as part of the Mad Alchemy Caravan with a host of Los Angeles and San Francisco bands.
Starting in 2018 Dream Phases began releasing a steady stream of new music, beginning with the 'Easy Love’ 7” on Lunar Ruins, the ‘Clear Skies’ EP on Nomad Eel Records in September and coming up in October will be their first compilation album, ‘Mr. Midnight’ on Geertruida Records. In September the band went on their first European tour, performing in six countries over three weeks. They are currently working on their first full-length record (due for a Spring 2019 release).
“An effortlessly winning piece of gently psychedelic power-pop that sounds like Teenage Fanclub turning into Apples In Stereo. (Teenagers In Stereo?) Anyway, what that means to you is: oohs, ahhs, hooks, riffs and unflagging confidence and charisma.” -Chris Ziegler, LA Record
Liv Slingerland is an alternative rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2016, Liv self-released her band’s first single, “Shouldn’t Bother,” and has now added two tracks to complete their debut EP, Come Back to Me, co-produced by Scott Heiner. Slingerland’s second single, “Hold on To,” is described as “anthemic,” “vibrant,” and “reminiscent of the ‘90s” in the track’s premiere on L.A. music and lifestyle blog, Grimy Goods.The EP’s final statement, “Come Back to Me,” captures the band’s young twenty-something angst and highlights Slingerland’s versatile guitar work and punchy vocals. Over the past year, Liv has been playing live with her band at Los Angeles venues such as the Hi Hat, Harvard and Stone, The Echo, and The Satellite, in addition to festivals including Chinatown Summer Nights and Echo Park Rising, named the Best Music Festival by LA Weekly (2016).