Los Angeles native, Olivia Kaplan, first picked up a guitar at twelve and taught herself Cat Stevens' The First Cut is the Deepest...only, it was definitely the Sheryl Crow version. While one may hear influences of that first Sheryl cover, Kaplan’s melancholic and open-hearted music aligns her more naturally with songwriters like Amy Mann and Cat Power. Kaplan is a keen emotional note-take and her songs are thoughtful responses to relationships made or observed, and human situations to which she’s borne witness. Her grounded vocals combined with a minimalist approach to instrumentation embody a desolate closeness, capturing the desperation that comes with attempts at modern empathy.
She has just released her sophomore EP, 'At the Seams' in January of 2018 that is available on streaming services and iTunes for purchase.
"Her pleading alto and the sophisticated instrumentation supporting it are burnished to a gleam, so deeply satisfying that it’s easy to forget she’s singing from—and about—a place of pain. Each of the six tracks feels connected. They’re diary entries from a singular mind trying to keep itself from sinking into dark water, falling to pieces in a bed, and quietly succumbing to the anguish of being ignored. " -LA Record on 'At the Seams'
Dang Clēts is an indie rock band with a generous sprinkle of synthesizer. Formed in Boston in 2011, DC draws sonic inspiration from the likes of Beach House and Grizzly Bear. The band members now share a roof in their hometown of Los Angeles where they write, record, eat, sleep, laugh, and cry together. Following an EP release in the summer of 2017, band is currently working on their first full length record.
Lukas Frank is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer who started touring professionally at 18, playing as a drummer for hire with artists like Portugal. The Man, Alexandra Savior, Phoebe Bridgers, HANDS, Black English, Kitten, DECORATOR, and many other Los Angeles based artists. After several years of touring, he decided to quit playing as a hired gun and pursue his own project full time, this time at the front of the stage. Already, his music has been selected to be prominently featured in an upcoming Netflix original series, "Godless", with music supervision by T Bone Burnett. Frank has spent the last four years honing an EP that’s been kept entirely behind closed doors, an EP that features many of the musicians he met touring the country. The result is a veritable supergroup of musicians and songwriters, all contributing to a project that has taken its time to develop and become a fully realized, impactful musical statement.