Craft Spells is the epitome of the recent uprising of the DIY music scene. Coming from a place not known for its musical history or impact on music culture it seemed destined for Craft Spells to stay as a bedroom pop project with no final destination in sight. But soon the shear amount of blog volume his work began to generate was unimaginable. Sites like Weekly Tape Deck, Pasta Primavera, No Modest Bear and Pitchfork’s Forkcast took notice and thus began the never ending worldwide posting and re-posting on blog after blog of Craft Spells. The sound is led by Justin’s blissful voice, backed behind beautiful guitar melodies over heavenly synths, pop basslines and looped rhythms. Captured Tracks has released 7″ single for the song “Party Talk” and will release the debut LP due out in Spring 2011 called Idle Labor. 2011 is going to be a busy year now that Justin has set up a live band for future touring.
Summer Girlfriends is a band that started during the most crippling of Chicago winters-dedicated only to making fun music, eating pizza, and being good friends.
Love Inks is an all-girl, Austin, Texas three-piece that exercises restraint in their take on chillwave, with Sherry LeBlanc’s soothing voice fronting a dreamy mix of guitar, bass, and vintage drum machine beats.