An eclectic amalgamation of classic rock and feelings in the night, The Hawk believes that sound is an emotional experience and a union of the elements, using music as a tool for connection.
Dylan Rodrigue’s music has always been a journey, exploring all genres and musical forms. Dylan was raised in small yoga-based intentional community in Northern California . . . a very quiet and peaceful place with a quiet and peaceful music scene. This all changed at the age of seven when Dylan’s father snuck a copy of Who’s Next into his bedroom. This sparked a passionate exploration of music from the Beatles to Fugazi, the Pixies, Elliott Smith and Vic Chesnutt. He began playing guitar and writing his own songs at age 8, studied classical guitar in high school, and eventually obtained a degree in songwriting and avante-garde composition at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
SUMEAU (pronounced sumō) wants you to join their cult. Founded by Chris Sousa ("Su) and Kat Primeau ("meau"), the LA-based dream pop band creates melodic mantras reminiscent of '60s psychedelia and surreal soundscapes of surprising scope and simplicity. The duo met as staff at EastWest Studios, where a routine mic check led to months of after-hours sessions. The resulting self-titled album, mixed by Ben O'Neill (Fleetwood Mac, Garbage, Neil Young), received critical acclaim and inspired the cross-country "World Tour of America," with visits in Boston, NYC, Cleveland, Chicago, Boulder, Reno, and Los Angeles. SUMEAU then recruited vocalist Molly Dworsky, percussionist/graphic designer Ian McAllister, and The Mosaics members Dan Macken, Julia Chalker, Harrison Lee, Alex Keenan, and George Chammas. Together, the 9-piece creates waves of sound greater than the sum of their parts, hypnotizing audiences at LA gems such as Hotel Cafe, The Mint, SoFar Sounds, and The Satellite. They've showcased for the Audio Engineering Society, been guests on Jam In The Van, and were featured in the Red Bull TV documentary "This And Nothing Else." SUMEAU returned to EastWest Studios in March to record their sophomore LP with engineer Tyler Shields (The War on Drugs, Justin Timberlake, Kamasi Washington). RIYL: Cate Le Bon, Beach House, Mazzy Star
Rubaiyat is a four piece alt-rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA. Singer/songwriter Joel Heinrich has teamed up with his friends to play earnest love songs in the key of Chad Vangaalen. While lyrically exploring the raw emotional side of relationships Rubaiyat avoids the pitfalls of sentimentality or angst. From Out in the Night's rowdy "drunk on the moon" lover stumbling home for romance in the backyard to Bloody Gum's mournful grooves, Rubaiyat captures the spectrum of our emotional love lives.