BESTMAN is warm digital, arranged to precision yet completely riotous, as if etched onto a wave; impassioned synthpop that blazes like an unruly bonfire on the beach. Combining vibrant pop rhythms with driving electronic bass and sunny, melodic synths, it captures the nostalgia of fleeting emotions and relationships of youth with the introspection of who we are today. The combination of sunny synth melodies with driving rhythm and bass makes for a relaxed West Coast attitude with a hardworking Midwestern backbone.
A quirky mesh of folk rock and pop punk with inclinations toward the lo-fi/ambient spectrum. From sweeping synth textures to colorful layers of autoharp and steel guitar, their sound pivots across multiple genres to create a diverse sonic landscape.
Based in Chicago, Silver Liz is the brand new bedroom pop project of Carrie Wagner and Matt Wagner. In anticipation of their debut full length to be released in early 2017, they have just released their first single "Float" sided with "Talk to You Soon." Reflecting two distinct personalities behind the creation of the music, both songs are characterized by a thick texture of electric guitar with calm vocal melodies gliding above. The influence of 90's noise rock and shoegaze is undoubtedly present in the base of their sound. However, while shoegaze is known for the lyrics taking a backseat to the sound, the lyrics and songwriting in these two songs is front and center with plenty of hooks. Too Much Love Magazine has described "Float" as "the sweetness of Best Coast’s vocals with Sonic Youth’s distortion and fury. A 90’s shoegaze inspired track with a modern west coast twist.
Rest You Sleeping Giant is the solo project by which Ethan Helfrich explores sounds, spaces, and darkness.