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No Kim is vocalist/synth player Tess Weinberg and multi-instrumentalist Chris White and together they weave various strands of 60's Pop, Shoegaze, Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Post-Rock into a stunningly distinct whole. Anchored by lilting guitars and ethereal vocals, No Kim creates a gloomy yet inviting musical landscape that equally recalls Lynch's obsession with "Earth Angel" -era pop and the immediate pleasures of top 40.
Minneapolis diary rock band Strange Relations, featuring Casey Sowa (drums/vocals) and her girlfriend Maro Helgeson (bass/synth), don't fit the typical mold of a pop group. Building tracks around a propulsive rhythm section, Strange Relations feed off their long term relationship to capture an energy and intimacy that cannot be forced or faked, weaving through each track like a burst of fresh air through the haze.
Vulnerable yet strong, glossy to grainy, bold or subdued, Strange Relations demonstrate what can blossom when you refuse to follow the rules. The two-piece delve into the ups and downs of living as women in a world where one's body is a central force in shaping one's experience. All throughout the record women's bodies and sexualities are centered, as the focus shifts from external to internal and back again. Editorial You (2017) thrives by refusing to turn away from the darkness, instead addressing it head-on, offering up a sense of sisterhood and defiance as weapons to fight through and pull light back into the darkest spaces. Honest and powerful, Editorial You is an album made just for the real you.
Driven by a need to connect to a childhood inundated with musical creation, Hannah Hebl writes to reflect & rewire. Hemma's songs float melodies that characterize American Country music, while sustaining a penchant for the modern touch of synthesized sound. Swedish for 'at home', Hemma practices this craft with deep respect for the authenticity of the homespun song.