Ghost Town, Inc.
"These boys are going to make a million dollars." - Tav Falco
Doug DeLuca is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised on the East Coast, DeLuca grew up steeped in music. Yet in 2010, with a business degree from the University of Vermont, his dreams of a creative life were nowhere in sight; held back by insecurity, self-comparison, and a fear of failure. His own career on hold, DeLuca wound up supporting other musicians as a member of the industry, joining the marketing team at VEVO in 2013.
After spending a year seeing artists come through the office, he finally mustered up the courage to give it a go himself, and quit his job. He moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue a music career full time. In 2016, he met producer Louis Bartolini, and the two instantly clicked. Album standout “Good Feeling” was written in one night. The sound they developed as a result of that track, is textured by big backing harmonies, raw instrumental riffs, and an intentionally imperfect live feel - capturing rhythmic elements of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s soul music.
His first single “Hit Your Mark” was released on September 1, 2017. The video premiered on Grimy Goods and was covered by Buzzbands. Grimy Goods named him an artist to watch in 2018. His follow up single "Gimme Love" was released in January 2018, including sounds by bassist Nate Light (JR Rotem), vocalist VIAA (Anderson Paak, Willow Smith), and guitarist Karl Kerefoot (Lord Huron). His debut EP, "Hit Your Mark" was released in April 2018.
How Far Music
Born and raised in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, identical twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor do not make the type of music that their borough of origin is usually associated with. Growing up in the mecca of hip hop culture, the Taylor brothers had more exposure in their house to pop, funk and soul music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. In high school they taught themselves how to play guitar and write songs based off of the Beatles. After high school they formed Blac Rabbit, bringing in former metal and church drummer Patrick Jones, followed by resident shredder Josh Lugo on bass (and sometimes guitar) to play their original psychedelic rock tunes. Tired of working boring grocery store jobs, Amiri and Rah started performing Beatles covers on the NYC subway, earning some pocket change, slowly building a reputation around the city while also performing their original material in New York's best venues for up and coming acts. On December 23rd, 2017, the band released their debut self-titled EP, which was also self recorded and self mixed. On January 26th, 2018, Rah and Amiri were filmed performing Beatles songs on the train by New York Nico, the "Unofficial talent scout of New York City," who posted the video to his 120K+ followers on Instagram. One of the videos went viral generating over 25M streams, leading to numerous TV and Radio appearances, including The Ellen Degeneres Show. The band also recorded a cover of “Michelle” by the The Beatles for a Gucci ad campaign featuring Harry Styles. Meanwhile Blac Rabbit’s fan base has increased significantly while they have been touring globally and recording their debut full length album, set for release early 2019.
The Math Team
Savage Moods is a thrash pop band out of Minneapolis, inspired by bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Captain Beefheart, and Led Zeppelin. Savage Moods writes groovy, experimental rock music if you got those dancing feet and probably a screw loose.
Savage Moods is a 3-piece, featuring Minneapolis veterans Ben Hovorka (The Japhies) on guitar and vocals, Anthony Gore (The Japhies, Porno Wolves) on drums, and Jimmy Osterholt (The Small Cities, Gospel Machine) on bass.
“Death Ray,” Savage Moods’ debut full-length record, offers a selection of compositions rooted in loss, love, existence, and humor, all featuring punishing riffs and groovy rythyms.
The Math Team
Acid Dad first appeared in the New York scene at the outset of 2015. After spending the year self-releasing demos recorded at their studio in upstate New York, the band garnered local praise from the likes of Oh My Rockness, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound and Stereogum. After releasing their debut EP “Let’s Plan a Robbery” in February of 2016, followed by their first sold out show at Baby’s All Right, Acid Dad embarked upon a two month tour of the United States. Fresh off their first tour, which included numerous SXSW performances as well as appearances on Daytrotter, Audiotree and Jam in the Van, the band headed straight back to work in their upstate New York recording studio. While recording, Acid Dad continued to play one-offs alongside their contemporaries including Thee Oh Sees, Diarrhea Planet and Night Beats. At the outset of 2017 the band began writing, demoing and recording with the intention of creating their debut full length. Now part of the Greenway Records family, the album is slated for a Spring 2018 released followed by a world-wide tour.
As NKLA, Nicolas Lajeunesse blends chilled Hip-Hop beats, lush pads, ambient leads and gritty field recordings to create atmospheric and textured pieces. Heavily influenced by Hip-hop production legends such as J-Dilla, DJ Premier & Dr. Dre, as well as the Lo-fi sound of Bristol's Trip-hop scene in the 90s, he adds his own unique flare using modern production techniques. Lajeunesse started his career producing strictly rap beats for friends, but quickly began experimenting with various genres of electronic music and incorporating them into his style, which continues to flourish as his taste matures. Occasionally he adds his own voice to his productions as well as other vocal samples for added impact.
William Cook II
Joesph is the recording project of Cincinnati-based songwriter/producer Joey Joesph. After 7+ years writing and touring as a founding member of indie pop band Pomegranates, Joey Joesph has set out with a collection of solo material that ranges from psychedelic rock, to pastoral ambience, to dance-y pop. His sounds are often filtered through the nostalgic lens of '60s and '70s folk, pop and rock.
William Cook II
Danny & His Fantasy
Danny is a pop star - hot-burning, fast-falling, a rising sun of the west. He’s the silver light pooling in concrete moons, teenagers kissing, soft-sifting through tall grass and night clubs. An outcast orphan of the occult, he hears the hopeless hearts scream in the dark for a prince of some plane just outside sanity or reason - an inheritor of movement, a real gift-giver. And mangled hands scramble madly for the hem of his blue jeans bright as the leper cries, “somebody… touch me!”
This is for a night drive to the forgotten mansion, a wasted empire of flat beer and stale fashion.
This is for the ghost dog on lost highway, a vision of Jacob’s.
For the child, still alive, but sleeping in evil’s stupid heart.
This is for the losers and the freaks, the pockmarked beauty queens and the fleeting elite…
This is Danny & His Fantasy.
Park The Van
Boiling up raw first-era punk rock and low-tech synthesizer squalling, Useless Eaters are a trashy lo-fi garage rock project launched by Seth Sutton.
Park The Van
The Pesos are a lo-fi country fuzz band from Los Angeles.