FINISH TICKET (cd release)
Finish Ticket is an alternative/indie pop band from the Bay Area. "They released their debut EP, Life Underwater, in September of 2009. The band has been receiving radio play since December and was recently named one of the top 10 local bands to watch out for in 2010 by Aaron Axelson who hosts Live 105’s Radio Soundcheck. Finish Ticket was also showcased in late 2009 as one of the top five bands of the present San Francisco music scene." --East Bay Express
holychild (EP release)
If there is a middle ground between Katy Perry and Bjork (or pop and experimental) in contemporary popular music, holychild is it. Based out of Los Angeles, holychild will be releasing their next single + music video, “Best Friends,” on 2.18.13, followed by their debut EP, Tribes, on 3.5.13.
Ghost & The City
"Ghost & the City serves up a perfect musical cocktail of blues, jazz, rock and Motown. At times, the band is grooving as if it were performing in a 1930s speakeasy, adding haunting horns to the mix. But it also fits in as a sound of city life in 2012. There is joy and anger equally balanced in its compositions. The band's music is a soundtrack for questionable shadows lurking in dark alleys." -- San Francisco Chronicle
Nikolaus Bartunek (of Picture Atlantic)
Picture Atlantic is an indie alternative band with an explosive sound and an openhearted approach to songcraft. With hints of MUSE, Neon Trees and Jeff Buckley, their youthful exuberance is apparent on every track.
"Picture Atlantic released a self-produced album called Kleos, 14 tracks of beautiful rock music, coasting seamlessly from songs ... reminiscent of Muse, Coldplay and the Velvet Teen, to [tracks] which evoke the sounds of Hot Hot Heat, the Bravery and All American Rejects." -- Metroactive