APPEARS ON: HSAL 26, 29, 33, 36, 37, 58
Initially formed to play a local gallery opening, the duet showcases a beauty in subtle layer manipulation with lo-fi charm. Where early recordings rely on a tendency for improvisation over set structures, the more recent output utilizes more rhythmic foundation to balance feelings of isolation, distance, & fear with solace, presence, & hope.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 44, 49, 50, 56, 57
Mel & Myra began writing and playing together a few years back. A few DIY recordings and personnel additions (Aaron and Joey) later, we find a quartet swirling around tunes that should feel welcome among the various waves of shoegaze revival. Theirs is a special beauty where a vibrant aesthetic is married with lyrical content that mines shadowy corners of life.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 29, 36, 53, 54, 57
Virginia Beach based artist Todd Webb continues to flirt with the title of “polymath”. Over the past couple decades, Webb has fronted multiple music projects (Seamonster, Fox Hands, Oahu). Additionally, Webb’s visual output has been featured in gallery shows on both US coasts, his Instagram based audio/visual series and numerous illustrations in various published comics.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 38
Upon completing art school in the mid-1970’s, Steve moved to the United States at the request of a small record label and began recording songs. He now has eleven albums of original work released on several small independent labels. The work ranges from rock music to more experimental poetry and spoken word, performed over electronic loop based compositions.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 02, 03, 16, 23, 24, 40, 44, 50
TLVS is currently a three piece that works with other artists from time to time. Their take on “vocal-free rock music” allows for emotional transfer across passages that are at times frenetic and at other times genteel. Recent demos reflect a drive towards including ethereal layers into their live set that historically had been reserved for the studio.