Mariachi El Bronx is the mariachi side project of Los Angeles hardcore punk band The Bronx. Their debut album 'El Bronx' was made available worldwide on August 17, 2009.
Hailing from Melbourne (Australia), Mal Webb is a world-renowned vocal gymnast, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. When live he has a loop pedal that allows him to record a loop live and then sing/play over the top of the loop. Watch this YouTube video for an idea. Aside from solo performance he is also well known for the many bands he has been involved with - most notably Totally Gourdgeous, Oxo Cubans and Bomba.
The Tealeaves sound is inspired by the era of the great singer-songwriters, including Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel and Don McLean. Their music overflows with melody, harmony and lyrical honesty, and has been described as “heart wrenching to say the least”. James, the original leaf, gathered the group together in 2008 to prepare and record their self-titled debut album with eminent producer and engineer, Hadyn Buxton. Traversing a wide range of musical styles, their songs range from harmony filled wall-of-sound band tracks to intimate, melancholy indie-pop.
Lucie Thorne is a singer-songwriter raised in Melbourne and based in New South Wales. She has released three albums, the most recent of which 2009's Black Across The Field, was nominated for an Australian Music Prize. Her style is a frequently sparse, languid and evocative form of folk-rock. Thorne uses her songs to distill the poetic from the everyday, and each new song opens onto an unlikely world of stories and characters. It’s this breadth and depth of writing that makes her music feel a little like a favourite book: the moment you finish, you want to read it again from the beginning.
Straight out of Newcastle NSW Australia we have Mojo Juju and the Snake Oil Merchants. Think Humanwine, Dresden Dolls, Rasputina all put together with a bit of a "Gypsy its a full moon tonight twist." Every note that comes out of the assortment of instruments is beautiful, banjo, bass, harmonica, and accordion just to name a few. The lead singer has a jazzy bluesy sultry voice that effortlessly resonates through the slew of instruments. They are an experience everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.
Jonah Matranga is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has released a variety of solo material under both his own name and Onelinedrawing, and has previously been part of the bands Far, New End Original (an anagram of “onelinedrawing”) and Gratitude. Jonah Matranga grew up in and around Boston, Massachusetts. He left in 1987 to attend Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he majored in English. After College, Jonah moved to Sacramento, where he lived for 8 years. Jonah married in April 1994, and his daughter was born that August.
Ólöf Arnalds was born in 1980. In 2006 she graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a B.A. degree in composition and new media. She's múm's collaborator for the past years, and has also played with many other Icelandic bands and musicians, such as Slowblow or Stórsveit Nix Noltes. One of Ólöf´s most recent collaborations was her part on Skúli Sverrisson's critically acclaimed album Sería where she plays guitar, charanga, viola and sings her own lyrics. Ólöf´s debut solo album Við Og Við was released in 2007 on 12 Tónar. Produced by Sigur Rós' Kjartan Sveinsson.
Okkervil River is an indie/folk rock band from Austin, Texas USA. Formed in 1998, the band takes its name from a short story by Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya. The band currently consists of Will Sheff (vocals, guitar), Justin Shurburn (guitar, keyboards), Lauren Gurgiolo (guitar, pedal steel, mandolin), Scott Brackett (keyboards, trumpet, percussion), Patrick Pestorius (bass, keyboards) and Travis Nelsen (drums).
Terry Springford is a folk-pop singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. In 2010, after a long hiatus from music, Terry returned to his home studio in the mountain forests outside Melbourne to record his Pretty Girls album, released in October. The album represents a departure in style for Terry as he adds a variety of electronic sounds to augment his strong songwriting and folk-pop roots. The album is available at iTunes. He's now working on a new album, "Fusion", and playing live in Melbourne. "Summer Dress" is his new single, released in April 2012.
This Frontier Needs Heroes is the American Folk duo of brother-sister Brad and Jessica Lauretti. Listening to This Frontier Needs Heroes is like having Brad and Jessica play in your backyard while the sun comes up. They play intimate, striped down songs full of honest personal stories of love, loss and longing for a better world. Both poetic and rowdy, Brad and Jessica will make you laugh and cry with their raw powerful delivery and delicate harmonies.