In 2014 Taylor Hecocks formed King Shelter in La Mirada, CA while studying music at university with the band's lead guitarist, David Noble, and bassist, John Harzan. King Shelter kicked the project off by playing local shows around Orange County for friends and local music fans after they self-released a DIY album that Hecocks produced and engineered. The name of their breakout project: “Failure” EP which was released independently in 2015. This project would prove to be their first real stamp on the Orange Country, CA music scene. King Shelter went from playing backyards before the release, to headlining the Constellation Room two months later, and eventually would move on to taking over the LA market - selling out The Echo in February of 2017. The band followed up their success with “Failure” EP by releasing a series of singles that were produced by Adam Castilla from the Colourist. The band is set to release their debut album, “$hame”, at the top of 2018 with Broken Entertainment.
MT. EDDY (formerly Danger! and Jakob Danger) is an American rock band formed in Oakland, California in 2015. Led by singer/songwriter Jakob Armstrong (guitar, vocals), the group originally began as a trio with brothers Chris Malaspina (drums) and Enzo Malaspina (guitar). Kevin Judd (bass guitar) joined the group in 2016.
Charleston, SC's Heyrocco (est. 2014) embraces the early 90’s alternative boom with a sound that contains the melodic sensibilities and hard driving guitar sounds that gave that era a refreshing burst of authenticity that made it distinctive from the proceeding decade. This can be heard throughout their debut September 2015 full length release “Teenage Movie Soundtrack”. The album transports listeners back to the era when alternative, guitar driven music ruled the airwaves and the subculture.
Heyrocco recently teamed up with Producer/Songwriter/Guitarist Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs at his studio in the heart of Nashville. The results are part of their current EP release entitled “Waiting On Cool” (Dine Alone Records/Vital Music Group).
These are a culmination of songs that represent the year of touring and traveling following the recording of the debut LP and serve as a musical bridge between their debut and the band’s impending second LP. With this EP, the band documents the beginning of their evolution as writers, musicians, and people who have left behind their teenage years. With “Teenage Movie Soundtrack”, the resulting songs had a more linear idea thematically that was reflective of teenagers just graduating high school and having a very singular vision of expressing those feelings of angst and the unknown as it related to that finite period in the band’s lives. With this EP, the band wanted the songs and emotion to be reflective of their maturation as a band and incorporate a more broad palate of musical ideas.
“In working with Brendan in particular, we really benefited from his innate talent as an arranger and his approach to song structure and melodies. He gave us the ability to see the songs from a viewpoint outside of our own that benefited the greater good of the song as a whole, as opposed to looking at each part individually which helped us expand on the vision of what we are trying to achieve as artists and take those lessons and apply them moving forward.”