"Kan Wakan arrive with a striking breadth of vision that immediately places them among modern pop's most beguiling and inventive new artists. The Los Angeles-based group's extraordinary self-titled debut EP introduces their ornate and enveloping amalgam of psychedelic soul, post rock, alternative Americana, noir jazz, 60s soundtrack stylings, and orchestral pop, all reshaped and rearranged to create something both startlingly original and utterly contemporary.
"KAN WAKAN" - which heralds the band's full-length debut, entitled "MOVING ON," arriving everywhere in early 2014 - is highlighted by "Forever Found," which has already been championed by the ever-influential public radio station, KCRW, as well as by LA Weekly, which recently cited the evocative track in naming Kan Wakan among the "Los Angeles Bands About To Blow Up" in coming months.
Kan Wakan emerged in early 2012, the musical brainchild of composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui I. Linev. The Bulgarian-born musician originally set out to create solely instrumental music inspired by his lifelong passion for classical minimalism, but the involvement of chanteuse Kristianne Bautista and producer/guitarist Peter Potyondy rapidly saw the project grow in both scope and purpose."
Opaque in an age of Internet transparency, James Supercave's approach to pop stardom is a bit less visible and a little more strange.
Beyond the fragmentary web presence, the pixel personality, the blogger hearsay-to know James Supercave is to listen to the music. Supercave assumes the pop idiom, filling its dimensions (drums, synth, guitar, bass, vocals) while continually charting its fringes. The result: modern eccentricities thrown Pollock-like against psych pop-a sound that is cerebral in lyric and muscular in command of beat and groove.
Whether in winking jabs at corporations, or in frustration anthems angled at the internet native, James Supercave offers an uncompromising mirror to life's edges: the smooth, the rough-hewn, the odd-angled. James Supercave, the pixelated face of many, offers urgency to preserve the human in it all.
After sharing stages with Future Islands, Warpaint, Chet Faker, and Jungle, James Supercave partnered with Fairfax Recordings for their debut LP, Better Strange. Supercave is currently on tour, with the album set to release in February 2016.
Only You is Rachel Fannan, her mission, her heart, and an assemblage of some of the premier musicians in East LA. Only You has become a genesis for a re-imagining of music from a golden age. In her debut single release Applying Myself / Love Is Making Me Tired, out now on White Iris Records (FIDLAR, Electric Guest, Best Coast), Only You combines vintage tones and rich harmonies to induce joy struck tears of nostalgia.
"Applying Myself" is an angst driven anthem of freedom and surrender. From a shimmering race of percussion to the heart throbbing dig of guitars, the listener canon balls into a rocking lament. "Love Is Making Me Tired" is an ode to the perils of lust. Delivered with a smoke and swag, Fannan's confession of desire dances through a landscape of guitar jabs and chime.
Wherever the Great American Songbook meets up with Americana and Psych that's where to find Only You. Artists that most of today's youth have left for dead like: Roy Orbison, Aretha, Presley, Carl Perkins, Costello and Johnny Cash would've been right at home hitting the road with Only You.
Incan Abraham is a NY State founded and LA based four piece specializing in a unique brand of world infused psychedelic pop. Like their name, their music evokes themes ancient and far away, while confronting you with the immediacy and paradoxes of life today.
"They've made it past their mirror stage, and learned the right lessons about rhythmic elasticity, textural curiosity and instrumental democracy."
-Ian Cohen, Pitchfork
"With haunting synth guitars and textured percussion, an Incan Abraham song feels like a memory even the first time you listen to it, a soundscape for a road trip you've already taken."