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Bent Knee is a band without frontiers. The Boston-based group seamlessly connects the worlds of rock, pop and the avant-garde into its own self-defining statement. On its globally-acclaimed 2016 release Say So, the band focuses on the sound of surprise. It’s rock for the thinking person. The group’s lyrics are dark and infused with themes focusing on the emergence of personal demons, unwanted situations and the difficulty of conquering them. Its mercurial sound matches its subject matter. It’s a thrilling aural roller-coaster ride with arrangements designed to make listeners throw their arms up in wild abandon as they engage with them.
The album has received glowing reviews across major media, including The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, NPR, Consequence of Sound, and Prog. BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio 3 have also playlisted and championed the band across Europe.
Founded in 2009, Bent Knee is a true collective with sky-high standards and a determination to push boundaries. Frontwoman and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s acrobatic, multi-octave vocals are nothing less than extraordinary. Guitarist Ben Levin morphs between the hauntingly melodic and extreme, dissonant sonics—sometimes within a single verse or passage. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth deliver deep and thunderous grooves, full of engaging, intriguing ornamentation. Violinist Chris Baum’s driving melodic overlays and atmospheres further take the band’s sound into wild territory. And all of it is brilliantly processed and produced by sound designer Vince Welch.
ANFANG is a Garage/Grunge rock band founded in Chicago Aug 2018. Fronted by the soaring vocals of singer/songwriter Andie Zaragoza, ANFANG has a riff heavy arsenal of sounds driven by Christian Newman (bass/rhythm guitar), Mark Tonai on lead guitar and Nick Rissler keeping things steady on drums. We write songs about the human heart in conflict with itself. As a band, everyone contributes to the songwriting process, bringing their own sound and histories with them, the result of which is a pleasantly facemelting blend that answers the age old question of “What if Grunge grew up in the South, but was, like, all emo about it?” Answers to these life-altering questions and many more like it can be answered with a quick listen to our debut EP, ANEMONE, out now on all streaming platforms.
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