THE RIFLE + FOXX BODIES + CREATURE OF DOOM
Hailing largely from the West Coast, the band formed in Tucson, enduring life-ending summers and respite monsoons. The Rifle has roots in bedroom solitude, taking days when you never leave the house and putting them to music. So in good fashion, they decided to make beaches in the desert, and carved themselves a home on a tiny grain of sand, hoping the waves don’t crash too close to shore.
Foxx Bodies represents a new direction of punk/politically-driven music—a sound which is urgent, clever, energetic, and above all, important.
Creature of Doom
On his debut project Tears of Joy, L.A.-based artist Creature of Doom performs a sort of musical alchemy, lending new emotional texture to our most self-sabotaging impulses.
“The idea for Creature of Doom is all about not being able to get out of your own way,” says New York-bred singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist David Baldwin, who’s also a member of Brooklyn-bred indie-rock band The Dig. “It’s about being able to laugh at that and celebrate it, instead of just wallowing in it.”
In bringing Tears of Joy to life, Baldwin recorded and produced every track on his own, mining inspiration from artists as eclectic as The Stooges and Frank Sinatra. Mixed by producer/engineer Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Soccer Mommy, Aldous Harding), the result is strangely exhilarating and endlessly unpredictable form of alt-pop, imbued with equal parts dramatic grandeur and raw emotional honesty.
Presented by The Hi Hat.
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