August Hotel is an indie pop band based out of Chicago, composed of Joe Padilla (vocals), Ryan Lammers (guitar/production), Craig Schwartz, Jr (keyboards), Dean Sinclair (drums), and Cale Singleton (bass). Their propensity for merging euphoric synthpop with reflective indie rock manifested itself in the band’s self-produced single “12AM.” Shortly after its release, “12AM” received airplay on Chicago’s 101WKQX and was declared “an indie pop giant” and “one of the coolest things that we’ve ever seen or heard” by London’s Killing Moon, who later featured the song on their compilation New Moons, Vol. VII. August Hotel has been seen opening for the likes of The Kickback and Knox Hamilton, as well as headlining several clubs around Chicago and the Midwest. Following a steady rise over the past year, the beginning of 2017 finds the band in the studio, wrapping production on their upcoming EP. August Hotel is – in the words of Vox Magazine – “a band on the cusp of a breakthrough journey.”
GLASS HOUSE POINT
The band was formed in September of 2013. Over the course of 2 years, Glass House Point has developed into a mature and experienced group featuring powerful vocals, crisp harmonies, and engaging instrumentation. The band has performed at countless venues and festivals, such as Lakeland’s Green Celebration (2013-2014), MayFaire (2014-2015), Gram Parson’s Derry Down (2014-2015), and The Polk Theatre (2015). Glass House Point just finished recording at its first commercial studio, Sound House Studios, with the seasoned and renowned audio engineer Jonathan Gautier. Their debut EP, Love Lives in Dark Places, is set to be released this December.
FRIDAY PILOTS CLUB
Based in Chicago, Friday Pilots Club is a cohesive Indie Rock band drenched in reverb and glistening guitars. Their driving drums and bass, combined with captivating lyrics and vocals belies their youthful age. Friday Pilots Club ensures a hard-hitting, yet enthralling experience.
Ember Oceans embodies a breath of fresh air in the indie synth-rock genre, seeing themselves and what makes a catchy pop tune through a new perspective. Their self-titled debut EP takes their warm electric groove for one hell of a joy ride that feels great the whole way through. Stop at the beach and surf through the rich harmonies and waves of reverb soaked synthesizer and guitar, popping like bubbles along to the crisp beats and bass that drive the songs on a roadtrip that travels through summers of influence and sound. Ember Oceans does not want you to just listen to their music, they want you to take it on vacation and have the best trip you’ve had in years.