Newcomers to the Puerto Rican indie scene, Dandy and the Walkers combine fresh-faced enthusiasm with retro charm. This interplay of new and old contributes to their unique appeal. Michelle (vocals/flute), Laira (vocals/guitar), Enrique (guitar), and Juanto (bass) joined forces in early 2012, bonding over a shared love of pizza and finely-crafted pop music. They quickly caused a splash in San Juan’s rock community. Drawing influences from the 60s girl-group and mod aesthetics, post-punk and dream-pop, with subject matter ranging from classic literature to tabloid smut, and with lyrics that will make you question your morals and tunes to rock your new shoes off to, Dandy and the Walkers have a little something—be it spicy or sweet—for everyone.
For those of you who still sit down and listen, we present Fantasmes, made up of Puerto Rican sound artists Mario Negrón and Darío Morales. As psychedelic enthusiasts, their music moves easily from 60s psychedelic pop to the avant-garde. Home recording, tape manipulation, and spontaneous recording are some of Fantasmes' tools of the trade, along with ideas on creative flow and mind-altered composing. Fantasmes has self-released two EPs and have now completed their debut LP to be released by Last Bummer Records on September 4, 2012. For press inquiries: email@example.com For radio inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kordan is a Brooklyn trio who mesh lush textures, pulsating beats, and somber melodies to project dreams of bleak, dismal cities in a holographic future. Arthur (vocals/guitar), Liz (vocals/synth), and Gabo (bass) emerged from the underground music scene in Puerto Rico during the early 2000s. After stints throughout the US, the trio converged again in Brooklyn to forge Kordan. Their upcoming album, The Longing, depicts a story of love in a hazy metropolis circa the year 2036, where the sky is tuned to a dead channel, the city glimmers with neon dreams, and holograms of lovers drift away. (Photo by Lilly Frances)
Making Friendz is a sweet, sweaty mixture of lo-fi punk and glossy pop, R&B and disco. This is the latest of Tami Hart's many projects--she was previously signed to Mr. Lady Records, released two full-length solo albums by the age of 21, and has performed with Le Tigre, Indigo Girls, The Gossip, Sleater-Kinney, Mika Miko and MEN, as well as received critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and The New York Times. Making Friendz's debut EP is sure to up all the punks who love to dance. (Photo by: Trent Brooks)