Minneapolis native Your Smith (aka Caroline Smith), relocated to Los Angeles after signing to Pulse Recording (DRAM, Miike Snow, Gallant, et. al). Inspired by the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through a city that’s been immortalized in music throughout the ages, Smith concocted her own sound, bringing together the funk / R&B “Minneapolis Sound” of her roots and the classic songwriting of the LA folk heroes. Your Smith is currently wrapping up her debut EP, produced by Tommy English (BØRNS), Stint (Gallant, Aluna George, NAO), and Nicky Davey (Internet, Syd The Kid), arriving on Neon Gold Records (HAIM, Christine & The Queens, et. al) this spring. She also recently appeared as a featured artist on alt rapper Rejjie Snow’s debut.
BAUM is a singer-songwriter from New York, based in Los Angeles. She can be described as a songwriter at heart, living within layers of alternative pop and soul. Her lyrics are self-aware and honest, intelligent but understated. Her natural ease as a performer is undeniable and she has an impressive combination of vocal range and dynamics. She has recently opened for acts including Holychild, Miya Folick, Milo Greene, and Vista Kicks.
BLACKPAW is the synth drenched, post-punk, crooning solo project from LA native Adrian Rodriguez, born in the wake of a motorcycle accident that left Rodriguez bedridden and unable to do much more than write, play guitar, and take existential inventory. The recovery process spurred Rodriguez to channel his creative energy into a new project that would take him from a supporting mainstay in the local scene to a sound all his own. The result of that rebirth is Blackpaw, a collaboration with longtime friend and co/producer George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow.