MADI SIPES AND THE PAINTED BLUE
Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue
Madi sipes & The Painted Blue is a band from Los Angeles by way of Sacramento. Their music has been endorsed by artists like Elton and Walk The Moon.
It’s not easy for people with strange, sometimes puzzling minds to control the sounds in their heads and effectuate them into meaning. Los Angelean musician Noah Champ has one of those elusive minds: neither here nor there, but somewhere in between. His haunting and cinematic strain of mid-fi pop music, penned field trip, exposes his fascinations with memory, melancholia, emotional vacancy, and personal and social apocalypse, and he has etched these curiosities on tape for us to indulge in.
After moving to New York in 2014 to study music production, Noah Champ (singer/drums) has since been joined by a rotating cast of live band members including Claire Gilb, Phillip Braun, Nico Geyer, Will Sacks, and Skyler Young. Three years of recording both at home and in the studio, and performing alongside acts such as Cloud Nothings, Homeshake, and Sunflower Bean find field trip tapping into further reaching sounds, connecting the dots between the likes of Factory Records alums, early trip hop, and space-age California. The band has released two cassettes via NYC label Invertebrate, and plans to release a new LP in 2019.
Animals In The Attic
The indie pop band Animals in the Attic formed in 2013 as high school buds Spencer Rakela (guitar and vocals), Clayton Laflamme (Keyboards and bass synth), and Geoffrey Luoma (drums) started to cover songs by their early inspirations: MGMT, Built to Spill, and Modest Mouse. They wrote dozens of tunes from 2013-2015 with little knowledge or budget for recording. Finally they felt they had discovered a sound and released their first album ‘Half-Asleep Surf’ in 2016. Since then they have gone on to release a second album, one single, and one EP. The sound evolves as Spencer becomes more and more a part of the recording process and ventures away from studio time. Spencer’s goal with the project is to find the perfect balance between the heartfelt genuine emotion stemming from his upbringing on a heavy dose of bands like the Avett Brothers and The Beatles and the groups more modern inspirations of various psychedelic indie pop bands.
Gracie Gray’s latest release is her self-recorded LP Oregon in a Day. She tracked and mixed the album mostly in Thousand Oaks, California and it weaves through themes of isolation, dreams and heartbreak. With varying instrumentation on each track, her sound is best described as haunting and ethereal.
Presented by The Hi Hat & Band Or Die.
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