Breanna Barbara lists her genre as “occult blues”. Her official artist biography goes on to state “A southern occultist juxtaposed in the middle of New York City, Breanna Barbara writes songs that make your soul dance, songs that make you question how many lives you've led, and if you ever lived at all.” – Modern Sky USA
She has self-released two albums “Theoria and Baby Where You Are” on Bandcamp, before debuting the LP “Mirage Dreams”, which is out now on via Modern Sky Ent. She recently performed at the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. She has been featured on music publications such as Brooklyn Vegan, Paste Magazine, and Consequence of Sound. She is currently on a Scandinavian tour throughout the month of April.
New York Daily Music writes, "Breanna Barbara is an intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer songwriter.”
Fruit & Flowers
Fruit & Flowers - Brooklyn based Art Punk/Surf Noir band debuted their first EP “Drug Tax” in 2017. They are currently signed to Little Dickman Records. After playing Northside Festival in the summer of 2015 - merely weeks after they formed as a band - they have become a staple of the DIY Brooklyn music scene.
They are embarking on their UK Tour in late May.
American Fever is the new breed of Indie rock. Straight out of the heart of Brooklyn, they have attracted a growing audience at their numerous gigs at such popular clubs as The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Knitting Factory, and other live-music venues in Lower Manhattan and Bklyn.
If you haven’t heard American Fever yet, imagine the raw, bluesy emotion of Tom Waits, the complex layering of Sufjan Stevens’ instrumentation and vocal counterpoint, the melodic lines and modal compositions of Miles Davis, and the chromatic lushness of Claude Debussy. Check out American Fever’s recently released EP the Driggs, available on Spotify and iTunes.
Aisha Badru is a Yonkers-born singer/songwriter in the folk and pop genres and debuted her first EP in 2015, with the song “Waiting Around” quickly going viral after being featured in a South African Volkswagen ad. She is currently signed to Nettwerk Records. Last year she toured with alternative artist, HAUX, and has been remixed by the well known act, Radical Face.
Recently a part of the SXSW festival, her single and music video releases in the past year have received praise from Clash, Ones To Watch, Atwood Magazine, NPR, and more.
Her debut album “Pendulum” is set to be released April 27th.
Parrot Dream - Chilean-Formed at the end of 2013 in Santiago, Chile, they are a North American dream pop foursome now based in Brooklyn. Their debut EP “Set Sail Someday” was released on the Chilean label Beast Discos in 2014. They are playing at the Knitting Factory in April.
Animal Flag, Boston-based rock band made up of Matthew Politoski, Zach Weeks, Sai Boddupalli and Alex Pickert has been active since 2009. They are signed to Flower Girl Records & Triple Crown Records. Their track “Why” was named one of the best rock songs of 2018 so far by Uproxx.
They are currently on tour with Sorority Noise, Jelani Sei, and Remo Drive and have recently played Baby’s All Right. They will be having an LP release show at Trans-Pecos on April 27th (album to be released on April 13th).
Monsters On The Horizon
“Mystery is always a good thing. In this day of over exposure and over sharing- it’s good to leave things open to interpretation and inquiry. Monsters On The Horizon was about creating a world, a dark universe people could immerse themselves in. That’s why we wear masks and publicly don’t divulge much information about ourselves. We want to be the canvas that you can paint your wildest fantasies, desires, and fears on.”- Monsters On The Horizon
Monsters On The Horizon, a NYC Collective of Musicians, Artists, and Producers, bringing back the dark vibes. Like reading an H.P. Lovecraft story while UNKLE's Psyence Fiction plays in the background. They have been featured in international publications such as Noisey, Argentina’s Capoton Furioso, and France’s Iggy Magazine.
You can listen to their latest EP “M.O.T.H.R.A.” on Spotify. Their next show is Saturday 4/21/18 at Rosegold in Brooklyn, NY.
Surf Rock Is Dead
Surf Rock Is Dead – Brooklyn-based duo of Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg, from Chicago and Melbourne, is a (you guessed it) surf-rock band with a dream-pop influence. Their EP We Have No Friends? released last October with praise from Billboard, Nylon, Noisey, and CLASH. They have most notably toured with The Jezabels, No Vacation, and High Highs. They played Billboard’s Hot 100 fest this past summer at Jones Beach.