Iress makes the kind of music that submerges you into another world. Heavy. Dark. Electric. Doom-gaze guitars are layered over ethereal vocals that metamorphose into anguished screams, and are accented by cinematic drums and dancing bass lines.
Brainchild of wunderkind newcomer Amber Bollinger and rock veteran/producer Alex Dezen (The Damnwells), LA-based Broken Baby is an uncompromising rock band with post-punk edge and melodic appetites. Formed out of the ashes of failed relationships, both romantic and musical, Bollinger and Dezen wrote and recorded all the songs from their debut EP in the span of 2 weeks, honing their singular, collaborative work without pretension or extravagance. Heading back into the studio later that year to begin work on their just released debut LP, the 10 tracks that emerged a few months later brought their forthright vision to new, blistering heights. Their boomy, low-fi sound soothes and scrapes in equal measure, with Bollinger’s bright, wispy vocals turning into adrenal-fueled rants with little warning. Caught somewhere between Savages, The Jesus Lizard, Gang of Four, Eurythmics, and The Pretenders, Broken Baby is a band for punching the air and driving a little too fast.
Vanessa Silberman is a national touring guitarist, singer, engineer, record producer, independent A&R rep, booker, artist, entrepreneur and was the founder of the band Diamonds Under Fire. Silberman operates a Los Angeles-based artist development label called A Diamond Heart Production.
High Desert quintet Bone Acre makes psych-rock that moves like a grass fire, whipped by the winds of Caroline Heerwagen’s intensely personal lyrics and fed by her smoldering vocals. The band’s name was derived from the title of a novel Heerwagen is writing — a dark tale about a little girl who falls prey to an older boy. And many of those vignettes surface in seething, haunting, raging fashion on Bone Acre’s debut album, “Oll Korrect.” - Buzzbands LA