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Providence, RI 02903
Meta James: Matthew James DeCosta
“Its 11 songs are as eccentric as anything this band of merry weirdos has ever done, but they stick in your head in a way their earlier material did not. Ava Luna are a kitchen-sink band, whose richly cluttered songs pull from a variety of influences: dance-punk, funk, doo-wop, and R&B. (They’ve summed it up in a perfectly succinct Bandcamp tag: “nervous soul.”) They’re one of very few current indie bands (in New York or anywhere else) reaching back to the lineage of no-wave” — Pitchfork
Celestial Shore’s first album 10x is out now via Hometapes/Local Singles Records. Mixed by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), 10x expands on the band’s initial EPs with more fully-developed song structures, offering more room to employ the odd beats, muscly breakneck spazzouts, and ecstatic wind-up reveries that distinguish their sound and feel.
Tapestries’s power lies in presence. This four piece carefully crafts sonic spaces reminiscent of the empty lots and derelict warehouses of their hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. Tapestries released their self-titled album in 2013 after a year of recording with strictly analog equipment, capturing specific moments of a microcosmic social atmosphere, whether it be passing cars or footsteps upon an auditorium floor. Drawing influences from a diverse palette of styles including British Invasion, experimental modern rock, blues, and ambient soundscapes, singer and songwriter Mike DeCosta crafts a unique and personal aural vision encapsulating a wide array of emotion and experience. The band’s summer of 2014 tour incorporates not only Tapestries’s most recent recorded work, but a solid back catalogue, reflecting a depth and a drive which has shown to move both solitary headphone listeners and live crowds.