From Austin, Texas.
-Recently described as an "antifolk phenomenon" by NPR Music, Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) is one of those rare artists whose music, after one listen, inspired the kind of obsessive devotion that compels someone to spend hours searching for more.
Fans eagerly wait for the next track to surface online, erratically released form his closely-guarded collection of unheard bedroom recordings and live rarities. But as word of his haunting, at times bizarre, lo-fi recordings and contrastingly explosive live shows continues to spread, Shakey Graves is rising quickly from obscurity into the national spotlight. His debut full-length Roll The Bones consistently remains near the top of Bandcamp's digital "best-seller" charts more than two years after its release, relying on little more than word of mouth for promotion. New listeners around the world discover his music every day, often through a series of stunning live performance videos on YouTube, which have collectively racked up well over half a million hits.
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Franklin Russel Hoier and Moselle Spiller.
-From Brooklyn, New York & Los Angeles, California.
-Crushed Out is an electrified honky-tonk surf duo from Brooklyn, NY. With their joyous and high-energy live show, Crushed Out are known to melt cold cold hearts and set folks to dancing in the aisles. The husband-wife duo's influences come from their shared love of 'atomic' 50's rock 'n' roll, Delta & Chicago blues, and reverb-drenched surf guitar. Moselle commands the drums with a ferocious femininity and Franklin's souldful howl slaps back to an era when a man spoke his mind, creating a sound that delivers on all those things rock 'n' roll promised us so long ago. - See more at: http://www.bottomofthehill.com/20140423.html