APPEARS ON: HSAL 50, 52
Hailing from Blacksburg VA, Kaily and James have become friends of the label over the past year and a half. They were part of our ten-year anniversay soiree, cut an EP and plan to work in some shared stages with the HSAL family in 2020. Their sound is both comforting and haunting, with swirls of vocals and bowed cello dancing across layers of grainy synth.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 44, 49, 50, 56
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.