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9 - Aloud
10 - Sumeau
11 - Blanco Nino
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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 Blindspot Project, SoFar Sounds, and The Mint. 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), expected to release in 2018. RIYL: Cate Le Bon, Beach House, Mazzy Star
Good music has a catchy rhythm, a hummable melody, and—if you're lucky—an unforgettable sing-along chorus. But great music has something else, something it's almost impossible to capture: soul. Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa have been the soul of Aloud since they were teenagers in Miami. A shared passion for rock classics like the Beatles, Oasis, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding led the pair to start writing and recording their own songs. After moving to Boston together to pursue making music as a full-time career, the two fell in love, eventually marrying. Years of writing, recording, and touring fostered deep ties to the Boston rock scene, and helped them connect with other musicians as passionate as they were, including Aloud’s bassist—and the pair’s closest friend—Charles Murphy. A recent move to Los Angeles has provided new inspiration, new opportunities, and a new drummer in the form of Chris Jago. Over fifteen years of dedicated musicianship has certainly paid dividends. First on local, then national tours, the band started honing a sound that has earned comparisons to the Alabama Shakes and the Black Keys. A new album is currently being mixed by Guy Massey (Paul McCartney, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers).
Blanco Niño are two brothers (Nick and Nate Bennett) formed early 2018. Both multi-instrumentalist, they like to keep the pot stirred and and music weird. Later joined by drummer Ben Tinsley, the three are now working on a new EP set to release late July.