he Loom is a six-piece indie rock band from Brooklyn that features male/female vocals, horns, guitars, banjo, ukulele, keys, and percussion.
Grandeurs (formerly Shape Note) "are an atmospheric indie-folkish foursome from Chicago. If you like shuffling pop songs with lots of reverb and haunting vocals then turn your attention to this band post-haste." -Brian Mckinney (chicagosnacks.org)
CAT MARTINO (of Sufjan Stevens band)
Martino has toured internationally, opening shows for Rufus Wainwright, RIDE frontman Mark Gardener, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more. In 2010/11 Cat hit the road far and wide when asked to tour with the bands of friends Sufjan Stevens and Sharon Van Etten, touring them respectively for their album releases which she had lush vocal contributions for on “Age of Adz”, “All Delighted People” and “Epic”. Cat has also enjoyed performing and recording with Joseph Arthur, Dive Index & Swedish artists Anna Ternheim, Nina Persson (The Cardigans), A Camp, Marit Bergman, and more! Other musical conspirators have been found in multi-instrumentalist/Producer Jack Petruzzelli (Rufus Wainwright, Patti Smith), Ben Kalb (Regina Spektor), Nathan Larson (Angela McKluskey, Shudder to Think.), Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Joe & Robin Bennet (of Goldrush, Dusty and the Dreaming Spires Truckfest). Whether she plays solo or is accompanied by a full band and strings, when her voice emerges you are drawn in by its natural strength and intimacy, a sound full of unique emotion and scope. The songstress organically weaves in the use of pedals to loop her vocals, captivating the room.
The origin of Property Of Saints goes all the way back to the winter of 2008, during the blisteringly cold Chicago winter. The two bandmates met in a cacophany of classrooms and classy hats. Now they record rapturous music in their shared living space, aka their apartment.