UNDER THE RUG
Austin, TX heart-on-sleeve indie/folk-rock band Under The Rug took leave from their mobile home and traveled across the U.S. to Los Angeles to record their third full-length album, Homesick For Another World, produced by Oak House Recording owner and David Fridmann understudy David Peters (Blake Mills, Empress Of). Western Canadian Music Awards’ “Breakout Artist of the Year” Ariel Posen – described by Rolling Stone as, “A modern-day guitar hero” – contributes slide guitar to the record. Under the Rug have been featured at American Songwriter, Rolling Stone India, Atwood Magazine, Americana UK and even received a co-sign from The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle. Lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Casey Dayan, guitarist Sean Campbell, and drummer Brendan McQueeney have taken a fanatical and steadfast approach to DIY marketing, which has helped grow the band’s audience exponentially since their 2019 debut album Pale King. Homesick For Another World’s Beatles-esque production flourishes underscore Dayan’s unique songwriting perspective. “Lonesome & Mad” underlines these elements with its agile hooks and crackling slide guitar from Ariel Posen, offering warm melodies and a wordless chorus in the outro. Packing a decade’s worth of friendship and songwriting in a beat-up van, Under the Rug’s on-the-go work ethic has yielded an expansive record, written on the road to Los Angeles, brimming with hope and hard-won truths from the heart.
Basic Printer is an experimental pop project that celebrates whimsy and vulnerability. Not your same-y bullshit.
“well, in truth, i’m a small creative man who thrives on authenticity. i feel like so much of what you see in the world involves people hiding their true selves.
i want to be the opposite of that – which is why i’m called basic printer. i’m an open book, merely producing what’s always been inside my head. press print, get what you’re looking for.
if you’re here, it’s probably because you like my music or just like that i’m a goofy internet man.
nice! so glad to meet you.”
-jesse aka basic printer
THE WEEKEND RUN CLUB
The Weekend Run Club is a five-piece band that combines the technical guitar stylings of alternative rock with the upbeat, dance-y feel of indie pop music. Formed in 2018, the band recently released their first single, “Holliday,” on July 13, 2018, which was followed soon after by the release of their debut EP, “Okay for You.”