Los Angeles band Livingmore have emerged with their debut record, Ok To Land. The band originated with songwriters Alex Moore and Spencer Livingston when they met through mutual friends in 2014. They with the help of Mike Schadel on drums and now Rodrigo Moreno on bass who has joined the band since Bryan Dobbs' departure in 2017, are the current make-up of Livingmore. Taking cues from several genres, with influences such as Garbage, The Kinks and Belle and Sebastian, Moore and Livingston write dreamy, alternative songs that sound like, in their own words - a mixture of Blondie and The Everly Brothers. “We never really plan when we’re going to write, we just wait for it to happen" explain Moore and Livingston. 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 somewhere in the middle. Their First full length album "Ok To Land" was recorded at Kingsize Soundlabs in Eagle Rock, CA and produced by Brian Rosemeyer who discovered the band at LA's Echo Park Rising festival in 2016. The record has since had an indie hit with the song ‘Really Mean It’. The popular tune is accompanied by an animated stop motion video created by Moore’s brother, Dillon. “We really just wanted to make a video that was totally organic and back to basics but at the same time unique and fresh. That’s kind of what this band is really about when you get down to it” Livingston explains. The band has thus far toured around The United States and recently played in Austin, TX for the SXSW music festival. They are currently tracking more new material at their own studio/rehearsal space and are constantly touring.
Nightgown is the confessional music project of LA based singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Laurel Noone. When asked to describe her sound, she coins the sub-genres “Anxiety Rock” or “Self-Deprecating Pop,” but those descriptors don’t fully convey the odd allure that emerges from her heart-felt music and its realization in her band's live performance. Brought to life by the dexterous hands and minds of Brian Griffith, Royce Hsu, and Austin Ash, the songs seamlessly shift between delicate, color-washed dream-pop to biting, fast-n-loose garage rock. There's a strange power that emerges from vulnerability, which this band deftly wields with touches of humor, hope, and uninhibited manic energy. Noone's well-crafted lyrics walk a fine line between sincerity and tongue-in-cheek (drawing parallels to Pavement and The Velvet Underground), which like to turn a scrutinizing, satirical eye on the world, human behavior, as well as her own behavior. Originally hailing from the rural farmlands outside of Baltimore, Laurel grew up in solitude studying the classics- opera, ballet, and philosophy- which can be heard twisted and distorted in her sweet-and-low-down rock-n-roll. This show marks Nightgown's official debut release show for "Dig It" available on PLAG Records 10/27/17.
“Instantly incredibly captivating… My sense is that this artful disturbia they present is just that and in this way… reminds me of The Pixies.” – American Pancake
“Their melodic hooks and unbridled enthusiasm were both catchy enough to keep people dancing” – L.A. Record
“Nightgown's Laurel Noone, with her elastic expressions and fulltone swagger, gave the half-converted pool hall a fuzzy bear hug, blasting a Marcy Playground cover while residents sipped on disco lemonade.” – The Deli Magazine
Sikemor is an indie dream-folk band based out of Los Angeles that was formed in 2012 by siblings Rafael, Gabe and Fiona Cansino.
Growing up in a musical household, with a mother who was an opera singer and a father who played classical guitar, Sikemor's sound developed from a diverse range of musical influences. Characterized by layers of dreamy harmonies, soaring melodies and expansive, rhythmic guitar lines, their music draws parallels to artists such as Radiohead, Bon Iver and Local Natives.
Sikemor recently had their first tour throughout the northwest. They have played at venues in LA, such as The Satellite, Harvard & Stone, Hotel Cafe, Silverlake Lounge, and Villain’s Tavern.
They are currently recording their first full-length record with Mike Post, of MooseCat Recording in Los Angeles.
Cape Weather is a collaboration between Natalie Smith and Eric Jackowitz. They’ve both played in bands for years; Eric playing drums for Nick Waterhouse, and Natalie quietly releasing music under solo monikers. After both coming to the conclusion that it was time to make something of their own, the two best friends who attended Berklee College of Music together decided to start writing and recording songs over the internet while Eric was on tour with Waterhouse and Cape Weather was born. With only one official song released so far, the band has already received a tremendous amount of support from Spotify, placing the bands first single “Telephono" on two of their Fresh Finds “Best of 2017” Playlist and outlets such as NPR Music, who called their first single “A song for the modern age.” Cape Weather is set to start releasing new music in the coming months on Los Angeles based imprint Future Gods.