Sometimes the only way to get ahead is to stop following the leader, and start running your own race. Coast Modern flies out of the pack with a refreshingly uninhibited sound for disenchanted dreamers everywhere. Building on an admiration for the spirit of misfit alternative bands and the fearless ethos of modern hip hop, the duo creates alternative pop with a wink that aims to push the genre into the future.
Seattle-native Luke Atlas and LA-local Coleman Trapp met while working as Los Angeles-based songwriters, fellow rats in the race to land songs with mainstream pop artists. After more than two years of peddling some great, some terrible, and some very weird creations at the gates of the mainstream, they received little more than fleeting glances. Watching so many of their creations die on the operating table left the two burnt out and questioning their path.
With just a backpack and a tape recorder, Coleman escaped his over-saturated hometown for the mountainous serenity of Denver, CO. What was meant to be a quick, head-clearing vacation soon turned into months as Coleman blended into the community, taking a job at a family restaurant, and enjoying the simple pleasures of a "normal" life.
Salt Cathedral is a New York-based Colombian band comprised of Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada. Their music combines elements of trip-hop and ambient genres with folkloric influences from many cultures—resulting in a newand unique brand of well-crafted and culturally relevant pop music. Listen to: “Always There When I Need You”
“Dazzling rhythmic... Salt Cathedral crafts brilliant electropop with a wandering soul.” The Village Voice
“Transfixing... positioning themselves alongside ghostly pop acts like Hundred Waters and Sylvan Esso... Salt Cathedral manages to feel vital and fresh rather than purely trendy.” Consequence of Sound
“Purveyors of breezy electronic pop with lightly tropical rhythms and deathlessly pretty vocals? File next to Purity Ring.” Guardian UK
“Ethereal, spacious... like a ghostly being talking to itself.” VICE “Evocative... as immediate and cool to the touch as Ellie Goulding.” Pitchfork