New York’s critically acclaimed White Hills has garnered a reputation as one of the most prolific and exciting live bands of their generation since forming in 2006. White Hills (comprised of core members Ego Sensation and Dave W) has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America and appears in Jim Jarmusch’s film Only Lovers Left Alive.
Sundays & Cybele (Cybele no Nichiyobi) are a four piece psychedelic band formed in Hokkaido, Japan, in 2004. Their name is taken from the notorious French movie. Tsubouchi is the main guy who writes all the music derived from 60's/70's Japanese psych rock.
When Chris Stewart set out to write and record his third album as Black Marble, he was newly living in Los Angeles, fresh off a move from New York. The environment brought much excitement and possibility, but the distance had proved too much for the car he brought along. With it out of commission indefinitely, he purchased a bus pass and planned his daily commute from his Echo Park apartment to his downtown studio, where he began to shape Bigger Than Life. The route wound all through the city, from the small local shops of Echo Park to the rising glass of the business district, to the desperation of Skid Row. The hurried energy of the environment provided a backdrop for the daily trip. When Stewart finally arrived at his studio, he’d look through his window at the mountains and the sky, seeing the beauty that makes L.A. unique — the same beauty his fellow commuters, some pushed to the edge of human endurance, had seen. That was the headspace he was in when he began to map out the syncopated drums and staccato arpeggiation of Bigger Than Life, an ode to his new condition and a shimmering synth-pop response to its cacophony.
The journey began 10 years ago as a trance experience between childhood friends Domingae & Diego from Santiago, Chile. Heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to integrate their origins with contemporary sounds and technologies of our times, creating a rich yet minimal electronic-organic atmosphere. 'I' will be their fourth full-length release and third for Sacred Bones Records, following 2015's 'III', 2013's 'II' and 2009's eponymous debut.
Tau is a folk rock band with a heavy psychedelic sound complete with tribal chants and lysergic guitar leads. The story goes that Shaun Mulrooney from Berlin Germany, traveled through the deserts of The American Southwest. Along the way he gained insight into the mystical powers of the deserts and the traditional peoples who live and pray there and of course the local off the grid desert warriors. With this in mind he decided that he needed to make really trippy music. This band is certainly inspired by the linage of German experimental music like kraut rock with folk sounds, chants and tribal influences.