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future islands
Friday, June 16 - Mercury ballroom

FUTURE ISLANDS

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The years since the release of Singles have been transformative for Future Islands, catapulting the Baltimore‐based band from cult favorites to synthpop icons. As addictive songs like breakout “Seasons (Waiting on You)” turned the world on to sublime pleasures a loyal fan base already knew, this hard­‐touring band plowed forward, playing their 1,000th show in July 2015 and celebrating their 10th anniversary in February 2016. Now Future Islands returns at the top of their game with new album The Far Field, delivering twelve chest‐pounding love songs and odes to the road as only they can. 

The Far Field refines and builds on the breakthroughs of Singles, bursting with undeniable hooks and disarmingly honest lyrics written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming). The band began writing new material in January 2016 on the coast of North Carolina, and continued throughout the year in Baltimore before road‐testing these songs with a series of secret shows under fake names. In November 2016, they settled in with Grammy Award-­‐winning producer John Congleton at Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Sound, where everyone from The Beach Boys to Prince have laid down masterpieces. 

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Jess Lechtenberg
P 646.808.1378
M 516.361.3954
jessicalechtenberg@beggars.com

LABEL CONTACT
Beggars Group
Risa Matsuki
646.808.1379
risamatsuki@beggars.com


THE WRECKS
Friday, June 16 - Mercury ballroom

The Wrecks Label: Another Century

The Wrecks
Label: Another Century

The Wrecks are a 5-piece indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Heavily influenced by groups such as The Pixies, The Strokes, Weezer, and Vampire Weekend, they pair undeniably catchy choruses with meaningful lyrics and vocals, resulting in their young and quirky signature sound.

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Richard Reines
richardjreines@gmail.com

Stefanie Reines
818.723.4924 stefaniereines@gmail.com

LABEL CONTACT
Randy Ray
989.859.9822
randy.ray@centurylabelgroup.com

 


FLAGSHIP
Friday, June 16 - Mercury ballroom

Indie rock duo Flagship set out on a mission to make music that stirs up feelings, creates an atmospheric vibe, and makes you feel an array of emotions amidst a moving soundscape of timeless rock and roll.

While that mission has been accomplished on the Charlotte, North Carolina-based band’s previous releases, it comes to fruition even more intensely on the band’s second full-length album, The Electric Man, on Bright Antenna Records.

The album, which was produced by Beck’s longtime drummer Joey Waronker (Brandon Flowers, Yeasayer, Atoms for Peace, Air), finds singer/guitarist Drake Margolnick and drummer Michael Finster taking listeners on a journey from light into darkness and back again.

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Rico Csabai
323.841.7447
richard@intelligentnoise.com

Marc Friedenberg
310.866.8847
marc@mjfmgmt.com

LABEL CONTACT
Braden Merrick
415.509.8089
braden@brightantenna.com


THE ACES
Friday, June 16 - Mercury ballroom

The Aces

The Aces

Hailing from Orem, Utah, a college town 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, the sisters describe the mountain-bordered town as welcoming and very religious. “When we have people come visit they're like, ‘You live in Pleasantville! This is a weird utopia,’” laughs Alisa. Thanks to their family, the American-Honduran siblings were exposed to music early on: at home their mom played Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston, meanwhile their older brother introduced them to The Misfits, The Casualties, and Hendrix. Alisa was banging the drums from eight years old, with Cristal writing original songs from 10, forming a tight-knit unit with McKenna (who Cristal initially met in kindergarten) around the same time. “They asked me to get a bass for Christmas so I could become the third band member,” McKenna laughs. “So I did. And then I had to figure out how to play.”

The girls cut their teeth as a live band early, using the teetotal, all-ages venue The Velour as their testing ground from age 13 onwards. It was in this environment that they gained confidence and thrived, their lineup solidifying a year later when McKenna met Katie in junior high, who, thanks to her older brother’s love of music, had a whole rehearsal space in her parent’s basement. “She just shreds,” explains McKenna. “We were like, this is what we've been looking for!” The newly formed quartet would now blend McKenna and Katie’s alternative tastes (they grew up on The Cure, The Beatles and Depeche Mode) with those of Alisa and Cristal to truly find their sound.

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Tim Youngson
917.331.1437
tim@saikomanagement.com

LABEL CONTACT
Joe Guzik joe.guzik@redbullrecords.com


Silent rival
Friday, June 16 - Mercury ballroom

Silent Rival

Silent Rival

The title of Silent Rival's debut album, The Kindness of Strangers, can be interpreted quite literally.

Several years ago, vocalist Sara Coda responded to a compliment about her coat by immediately taking it off and giving it to the admirer. Then she turned the experience into music—a torch-song-cinematic-show-stopper "Take It From Me," which deals with the idea of leaving the past behind.

Examining that past, and using it as a starting point for new beginnings, is a common theme throughout The Kindness of Strangers. However, the Los Angeles based band—Coda, guitarist Joz Ramirez, bass player Yutaka Sao, and drummer Brock Bowers—thrives on rising from the ashes. "I've got to die a little, to live at all!,” Coda exclaims on the first single, “Die A Little”.

"Life was never really easy for us," Coda says. “For me, personally, it has always been very important to live an honest and full life, rather than a comfortable or easy one that has the potential for regret, failure, and sadness. The silver lining is that I now feel like I’m taking life for every experience it has to offer. That, in and of itself, made all of the experiences so far worth it. When it came time to write this album, it felt like I had already lived so many lives.”

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Riot Squad: A Management Company Brian Schechter
310.748.3676
Brian@riotsquad.com

LABEL CONTACT
Lynn McDonnell/Mars Music
818.257.0634 lynn@marsmusicservices.com


VANLADYLOVE
Friday, June 16 - Mercury ballroom

VanLadyLove hails from Provo Utah, home of bands such as Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, Joshua James, The Used, and others. Inspired by this hot bed of talent, the band has never had small goals and has grown a national and international fan base using a mixture of YouTube videos, social media and touring. The band prides itself on hard work, sincere songwriting and a captivating live performance.

Recently VanLadyLove won the “#1 Artist on the Verge 2014” award, a national honor given by a team of top A&R scouts, talent buyers, booking agents, media taste-makers and other industry experts at the New Music Seminar in New York City. The bands debut EP of original music “Love Matter” charted on iTunes in its first week and several songs from the EP have had placements on national television.

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
BJ Olin
206.290.3489
bj.olin@mac.com


Bay Ledges
Friday, June 16 - Spirit of Jefferson

Bay Ledges

Bay Ledges

 The breakthrough single from Bay Ledges, “Safe” came to life in a moment of major creative upheaval. After spending a few years in New York City, musician Zach Hurd took off for L.A., got a job at a restaurant in Venice, and put his music career on the backburner. While crashing at his sister Georgia’s place, he soon began writing and recording on his own as a way to reconnect with the pure joy he’d found in making music as a kid.

“I’d come home from work and record these songs and not really even think about releasing them, since they were so different from the heavier, more acoustic stuff I’d done before,” says Hurd. “It was just something to do for fun and to explore, without ever laboring over anything. The only goal was to get out of my own way and make songs that felt good to me.”

Sunny yet soulful, warmly textured and sweetly melodic, “Safe” was sparked by the newfound sense of possibility that Hurd discovered in moving to L.A. “It’s a love song, but there’s a bigger theme of meeting people who seem in touch with the magic of creating, especially the idea of creating just to create,” Hurd points out. With its heart-on-sleeve sensibility, “Safe” reveals the delicate contrast at the heart of Bay Ledges, embodying both a carefree spirit and powerful depth.

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Joe Greenberg
jgreen4459@aol.com

Darin Harmon
dharmon@3dmgmt.com

LABEL CONTACT
Nick Attaway
Nick.Attaway@bmg.com 

Ben Klein
Ben@s-curverecords.com


Ron Gallo
Friday, June 16 - Spirit of Jefferson

Ron Gallo

Ron Gallo

From the new album 'HEAVY META,'
Directed by Tim Duggan

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Bedlam Music
Chris Sunday
310.490.3442 chris@bedlammusicmgt.com

LABEL CONTACT
Joel Habbeshaw joel@newwestrecords.com


Juiceboxxx
Friday, June 16 - Spirit of Jefferson

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

WATCH

Official music video for "Freaking Out" from the upcoming Juiceboxxx album "Freaked Out American Loser" (out July 28 on Dangerbird).

"Out of my mind but I’m a hell of a guy, I got the PMA, that’s just an FYI

I got a J-O-B and that’s to stay alive, 24/7 not 9 to 5"

Juiceboxxx might be out of his mind, but in all the best ways. Freaked Out American Loser is a punk rap blast that captures the anarchic, aggressive spirit of Juiceboxxx’s live show while also adding a new level of polish, focus, and dare we say, professionalism. Songs like “Guts and Tension” and “Destruction and Redemption” place the listener in the middle of the pit, blazing with frenetic guitar and thick energy. “Freaking Out” and “Go To the Club Alone” display dexterous rap skill and a heavier hip hop feel while retaining a jittery post-punk edge. And the album-closing eponymous track even brings to mind the melodic chime and epic codas of the Pixies. 

“I’m putting together these pieces in a way I find interesting as a contemporary record, and not conforming to any trends of the moment,” Juiceboxxx says. “I’m looking at Beastie Boys as the Ramones or something, and trying to build on that language; looking at Public Enemy within the lens of punk rock.”

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Modern Frequencies
Errol Kolosine
917.922.4373
errol13@mac.com

LABEL CONTACT
Jenni Sperandeo
323.252.4217
jenni@dangerbird.com


Welshly Arms
ThURSDAY, June 15 - LATE Night Lounge

Welshly Arms

Welshly Arms

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WELSHLY ARMS combines their love of blues with rhythm and soul & good ol’ rock and roll, to create a fresh throwback sound that represents their Midwestern roots. Comprised of Sam Getz (guitar/vocals), Brett Lindemann (keys), Jimmy Weaver (bass), Mikey Gould (drums) and Bri and Jon Bryant (bgv’s), Cleveland-based WELSHLY ARMS pays homage to many of their collective musical influences such as Jimi Hendrix, The Temptations, Otis Redding, and Howlin Wolf.

The power of their live show has quickly built them a dedicated following in the US. In 2016 WELSHLY ARMS performed at SXSW, Austin City Limits, Laurel Live, Summerfest, and took a trip on The Rock Boat. The buzz earned them a spot on a 53 date tour across the US supporting NEEDTOBREATHE and Mat Kearney. In 2017, WELSHLY ARMS will beef up their national and international presence with performances confirmed at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring, as well as yet another trip on The Rock Boat, this time supporting Andy Grammar. Their music has been featured in promos for the Emmy-nominated show, Empire (FOX), broadcast advertisements for Miller Lite, and national TV/radio campaigns for the Cleveland Indians.

Their single “Legendary” has recently been featured in TV commercials for Hulu, Indian Motorcycles, the NFL, and is just starting to pick up traction at radio throughout Europe.

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Position Music - A&R I Management
Mark Chipello
Office  818.861.7737
Mobile 310.435.9057
mark@positionmusic.com

LABEL CONTACT
Republic Records
Mike DePippa
Mike.Depippa@umusic.com


Billy Raffoul
ThURSDAY, June 15 - LATE Night Lounge

Billy Raffoul

Billy Raffoul

Billy Raffoul’s anthemic debut single “Driver” serves as a potent calling card for the 22-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician. His signature sound is a rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and roll that nods to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker, and is powered by Raffoul’s gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics. “That’s one thing for me — a song needs to be about something I’ve experienced or something someone close to me is going through,” Raffoul says of his sources of inspiration. “I find myself going back to moments of time from the past, picking apart these little experiences and building them into bigger things. I want people to know that the songs are genuine, that they've been lived in.”

“Driver” is one of those lived-in songs. It was inspired by his family picking up a hitchhiker one night after Raffoul and his musician father Jody played a gig on Pelee Island in the middle of Lake Erie. “This guy was really out of it, so he ended up staying with us for a few hours,” Raffoul says. The following weekend Raffoul told his story of the hitchhiker to songwriter Simon Wilcox and songwriter-producer Nolan Lambroza during a writing session in Los Angeles. “We turned it into something a little more sentimental, in that maybe I’m not singing about someone being lost on the side of the road, but maybe someone lost in life who doesn't know where they’re going or what they’re supposed to be doing,” he explains.

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT 
Vector Management
Kevin Spellman
310.498.7187
kevin@vectormgmt.com

LABEL CONTACT
Interscope
Robbie Lloyd
Robbie.Lloyd@umusic.com


Vinyl TheatRE
Thursday, June 15 - Copper & Kings

A piece of paper may seem flimsy, but once it’s folded into something it becomes stronger, its weakness suddenly transformed. That’s true for people, too: Once you recognize your weaknesses you can shift them to become your strengths. You can become like that piece of once-flimsy paper, now folded into origami. That’s the premise behind Vinyl Theatre’s dynamic second album, which takes the title Origami to represent the idea that you have the power to reform your personal limitations.

The Milwaukee trio started writing the new music shortly after finishing their 2014 debut album Electrogram, their first release for Fueled By Ramen. The musicians found themselves deep in thought while touring the country extensively over the past two years, reconsidering how they wanted to project their ideas through their songs. The goal on Origami was to tell a cohesive story, rather than just gather tracks together, and Vinyl Theatre wrote nearly 40 songs, beginning with one called “My Fault,” which encapsulates the main message of the record.

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Brett Bassi
217.520.8763
bret@goldfirebird.com

LABEL CONTACT
Greg Dorfman
Greg.Dorfman@atlanticrecords.com


JULY TALK
Thursday, June 15 - Copper & Kings

When it came time to draft the action plan for album number two, July Talk turned to the only focus group that mattered: those sweat-soaked fans slithering up against one another to lose their minds and morals at the band’s electrifying concerts. That’s the space where the blinding contrasts in July Talk’s music—Leah Fay’s crystalline communiqués vs. Peter Dreimanis’ three-cartons-a-day bark; greasy southern blues vs. urbane new-wave cool; sexual tension vs. cathartic release—collide with thundercloud force, and their new record, Touch, represents its perfect, lightning-in-a-bottle distillation.

“It was easy to create a vibe and sound direction for the new record,” says Dreimanis, “because we literally just looked at our live show and what was fun about it, what kind of people came, and what sense of community you felt in the room. We’ve never been about drawing the stage line—that was our mandate from the beginning, and with our live show, we’re really about breaking that down so that we’re in the room as much as our audience. We wanted songs where we can grab people by throat and show them something unique—the kind of songs that feel incredible in a sweaty room.”

 

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Alex Bonenfant
647.299.9941
alex@sleepless-records.com

LABEL CONTACT
JP Boucher
416.718.4113
jp.boucher@umsusic.com


MOTHER MOTHER
Thursday, June 15 - Copper & Kings

Mother Mother

Mother Mother

With the world roiled by fear and division borne out of politics, economic uncertainty, and terrorism, perhaps there is no better time for the arrival of music underpinned by the belief that love wins. Into the maw of anxiety comes Vancouver’s indie synth-rock band Mother Mother and their new album No Culture, which posits that society uses negative byproducts of culture — such as narcissism, hedonism, and addiction — as a means to nurture its fears of the unknown. “If we can strip back the culture, or the masks, attitudes, and stories that feed our differences, and just connect as people we might be more united at a time where we really need to be,” says Mother Mother’s frontman, guitarist, and lyricist Ryan Guldemond. 

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LABEL CONTACT
JP Boucher
416.718.4113
jp.boucher@umsusic.com
 


Varsity Week
Thursday, June 15 - Copper & Kings

On the debut 2017 release by LA based alternative band Varsity Week, gigantic, pop hooks collide with a tidal wave of soul and the results are unforgettable. Produced by Jim Kaufman (Night Riots, Beware of Darkness, Emery) and Kenny Carkeet, the band's first single, "Anyways" is at once smart, catchy and wears its heart on its sleeve. Equal parts 90's alt-bubblegum and several generations of cool, Varsity Week is a sound you're not soon to forget.

Music video by Varsity Week performing Anyways. © 2017 Another Century, a division of Century Media Records Ltd. 

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
David Burrier david.burrier@streetsmartmgmt.com

LABEL CONTACT
Shelby Davidson
559.930.7928
shelby.davidson@centurylabelgroup.com


LITTLE HURRICANE
Thursday, June 15 - Copper & Kings

LITTLE HURRICANE

LITTLE HURRICANE

First track from our upcoming record Same Sun Same Moon, out April 14th via Mascot Records.

We may not all share the same beliefs, but people are still more alike than different. No matter if you’re in San Diego or South Africa, living 10,000 years ago or today, we all look up to see the same sun and same moon. We are all connected in one way or another. This message of unity beats at the heart of Little Hurricane’s latest release, Same Sun Same Moon.

Little Hurricane has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, both as a headliner and main support for artists including The Specials, Manchester Orchestra, and John Butler Trio. Television music supervisors also took a shine to Little Hurricane, featuring the duo’s songs on shows including Gossip Girl, Revenge, Mistresses, and ESPNs First Take. In addition, a quartet of Taco Bell TV commercials has showcased three Little Hurricane originals, as well as the pairs spirited cover of Starland Vocal Band’s 1976 U.S. chart-topper “Afternoon Delight.”

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MANAGEMENT
Alex Self
alex@ueginc.com

LABEL CONTACT
Lorraine Carruso lorraine@mascotlabelgroup.com

Ryan Morano ryan@mascotlabelgroup.com


NAWAS
Thursday, June 15 - Copper & Kings

NAWAS, dangerously self-assured and shockingly frank, is here to rile you up. Marrying smooth, androgynous R&B vocals with rich instrumentals and tightly woven concept-based lyrics, NAWAS combines timeless sound with the hustle of newcomers. One listen and you instantly see their collective past, present, and future. It’s big, loud, and exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

Originally from Louisiana, NAWAS is now based in Nashville, where vocalist and songwriter Jake Nawas, guitarist Ben McDaniel, and drummer Joey Gonzales frequently collaborate with producer Sainte and songwriter Luke Foley. The band’s timeless sound is influenced by the likes of Kayne West, Prince, D’Angelo, and Justin Timberlake, with a foundation that celebrates both classic songwriting and innovative production. Nawas’ smooth, androgynous R&B vocals, rich instrumentals, and tightly woven concept-based lyrics have found fans among tastemakers and music lovers alike. The band have hit #1 on Hype Machine and is rapidly approaching one million streams combined.  They’ve also received airplay on Beats 1 and inclusion in Spotify’s most coveted playlists, including New Music Friday, Weekly Buzz, Discover Weekly, and Fresh Finds.  NAWAS is currently at work on their debut EP for Harvest Records.

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Freesolo Entertainment
Ben Berkman
917.715.9745
bb@freesolo.us

LABEL CONTACT
Marni Halpern
917.841.4968 marni.halpern@umusic.com


THE HEYDAZE
Thursday, June 15 - Copper & Kings

Few bands have as much authentic chemistry as New York-based group The Heydaze. Vocalist Jesse Fink, guitarist Andrew Spelman, drummer Tyler Matte, and bassist Alexander Glantz are true best friends, finishing one another’s sentences while lovingly hurling insults and inside jokes. “We like cheering each other on,” says Jesse, “but we can also be very brutally honest to each other without taking it personally.” Each member identifies this apparent camaraderie as their defining trait as a group; as imperative to their studio experience and live show. But their chemistry also translates into the music itself, allowing The Heydaze to create and hone a unique blend of pop and alt-rock, with messaging that truly resonates.

“We want to write about, sing about, play about things that every person has felt, and then say it in a way they’ve never heard before,” says Alexander. This commitment to lyrical honesty attracted the attention of iconic label Island Records, to which they’re now signed. “Being signed by Island was so exciting,” says Jesse. “It felt like a dream but also legitimated that this was what we’re supposed to be doing.”

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MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Freesolo Entertainment
Ben Berkman
917.715.9745
bb@freesolo.us

LABEL CONTACT
Island Records
Julie Kubacki julie.kubacki@umusic.com


MAGIC GIANT
Thursday, June 15 - JEPTHA Creed

Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California; within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass; on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado; in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte—these are just a few of the places Los Angeles trio, Magic Giant, recorded its debut album, aptly titled, In the Wind (Washington Square/Razor & Tie). Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member. 

“It was fate,” recalls Zambricki. “We were scheduled to play all these festivals—Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle—that just so happened to be in really beautiful parts of the country.” During Spring 2016, the boys bought a shuttle bus, converted it into a solar-powered mobile recording studio, added a California King on hydraulics, and fondly named her Queen Elizabeth. “There were spaces of time between shows where we could get creative,” explains Zang. “Using the bus to power microphones, we recorded outside—literally In The Wind—across North America.” 

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Lisa Nupoff
323.896.6586
lisa@IMINmusic.com

LABEL CONTACT
Angelo Scrobe
310.385.4167
angelo.scrobe@concordmusicgroup.com


Barns Courtney
Wednesday, June 14 - Late Night Lounge

“I always knew I wanted to perform somehow,” says Barns Courtney. “There are photos of me at three years old, with my teddy bears all lined up, singing into a plastic microphone. Music is just an inherent part of me, and it was something I couldn’t help but pursue."

Suddenly, that pursuit has exploded into one of the most exciting music stories of recent times. The young artist went from working part-time jobs and sleeping in his car to scoring hits on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Fire,” Barns Courtney’s first U.S. single, took off at SiriusXM’s Spectrum channel and ultimately charted in the Top 5 at Triple A radio and within the Top 15 at the Alternative format. Bradley Cooper and Harvey Weinstein personally tapped it for use in the film Burnt. “Fire” was subsequently heard in advertising campaigns for the Showtime network, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and BOSE Soundsport Wireless Headphones.

Meanwhile, “Glitter & Gold” went to No. 1 on the Spotify UK Viral Chart. Soon Barns Courtney found himself opening for The Who at London’s Wembley Stadium and also supporting such artists as Ed Sheeran, Elle King and Blur.

Growing up in Seattle, Barns Courtney’s passion for music was apparent early on. “I’ve always written songs, for as long as I can remember,” he says. “I wrote songs before I could play an instrument, just little poems or whatever, as young as six or seven years old.

 

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Various Artists
+44.20.7372.6075

David Bianchi
david@variousartistsmanagement.com

Ronnie Traynor
ronnie@visionartistsltd.com

LABEL CONTACT
Capitol Records

Gary Gorman
323.871.5260
gary.gorman@umusic.com


The PictureBooks
Wednesday, June 14 - churchill downs

It’s not surprising that THE PICTUREBOOKS recorded their 2014 album, Imaginary Horse [RidingEasy Records], in the same garage where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers. The German duo—Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums]—capture a raw, rich, and real energy befitting of the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura, and spiritual spark.

Fynn and Philipp first crossed paths at a local skate park. Becoming fast friends, they realized their mutual interests extended beyond skateboarding and into music like The Smiths, The Cure, and Minor Threat. Soon, they began writing songs together, utilizing equipment Fynn’s dad, Claus, had accumulated over his years as a musician and record producer.

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
INDEGOOT
Vincent Hartong
212.924.7775
hartong@indegoot.com

Claus Grabke
0.171.363.3652 (Germany)
cg301@aol.com

LABEL CONTACT
Randy Ray
989.859.9822 randy.ray@centurylabelgroup.com


THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES
Wednesday, June 14 - churchill downs

The Unlikely Candidates

Based out of Fort Worth, Texas, THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES are an alternative rock band initially formed as an acoustic duo by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male, then expanded to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek, and drummer Kevin Goddard. Their sound expanded too: in a broader, more sweeping direction exemplified by their singles, “Your Love Could Start a War” and “Ringer.” Both are featured, along with four new tracks, on the band’s Bed of Liars EP, out now through Another Century.

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Patrick Gillespie
310.980.0853 patrick@faktorygroup.com

LABEL CONTACT
Randy Ray
989.859.9822 randy.ray@centurylabelgroup.com


IRONTOM
Wednesday, June 14 - churchill downs

IRONTOM’s music isn’t music that you dispassionately slip into your back pocket for a convenient conversation piece. You wear it on your sleeve.

In the last year the Los Angeles-based band has supported AWOLNATION on dates across the U.S., opened a string of shows on the Live Nation “Ones to Watch” tour and is currently on a national tour with Finish Ticket and Run River North. 

Their debut album on Another Century Records, produced by Aaron Bruno, is forthcoming in Spring 2017.

“… a throwback to what could have been the 70’s. Everything from their outfits, to their dance movements, to their amazing mixed Mindless Self Indulgence meets White Stripes sound. It was really an incredible performance to see, and truly unique for a frequent concert attendee.”
– Static Magazine

MANAGEMENT CONTACT
Scott Sheldon
310.933.2181
ssheldon@rm64.com

Berko Pearce
310.382.0171
berko@rm64.co

LABEL CONTACT
Randy Ray
989.859.9822 randy.ray@centurylabelgroup.com