Solvey is a new project from Jessica Zambri, who has collaborated with Hooray For Earth and Autre Ne Veut (her voice is a staple of both acts’ most recent albums). Before Solvey was born, Jessica and her sister Christi Jo formed Zambri, a “gorgeously weird electronic pop project” (Caitlin Curran of The Guardian). Solvey has received praise from Stereogum, and Ilium Media. Solvey’s debut album will be out on 8/21 via Killer Wail Records.
Young Ejecta is a synth pop solo act featuring Leanne Macomber (Neon Indian). She’s received praise from Stereogum (The Planet album preview, review of video for “Into Your Heart”) and Pitchfork. Young Ejecta has agents at The Windish Agency (US) and Get Your Acts Together (UK) and she’s signed to Driftless Recordings (US) and Happy Death (UK).
AKW is an LA-based DIY alt/electro/folk duo. Lead singer, Alex Wisner, is a LA native and has been playing shows around the LA area in various bands since was 13 years old. The band have toured the Pacific Northwest multiple times, but more recently have begun to play a lot of intimate concerts in the LA area. They also just started a concert/performance series called Treehouse.
Silver Swans is a San Fran-based electro-pop duo that got their name from fictional characters in the Wonder Woman comics. They have a very strong following in SF area and are routines tapped as local support for buzz acts passing through. Interview Magazine recently profiled them and they had a prime slot at Noise Pop in SF in March.
Vandevander is a little-known rock band from Tulsa UK. They generally maintain a low profile (no live shows or big press mentions), but their music has been synched over 200 times on various commercials, TV shows and global ad campaigns, including a promo for CBS’ The Mentalist, a featurette for 21 Jump Street and a Volkswagen commercial.
Amerikan Bear is a psych/garage rock four piece based in San Diego, CA. They’ve gotten press from indie blogs like Turn Up That Volume. They play regularly around Southern California and have played Austin Psych Fest, Moon Block Party and Desert Stars Festival. They have a couple of unreleased songs in the can with members of Black Angels and will be releasing new material this fall.