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HEAVY COLOR is a future beat / psych jazz / electronic duo based out of Toledo Ohio comprised of Benjamin Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. As a duo they combine a soulful electronic haziness with the organic textures of African and Latin percussion-centric music. Their influences range from Weather Report and Sun Ra to contemporary electronic music and experimental pop psychedelia. In May of 2015 Ben travelled to the Eastern borders the Democratic Republic of Congo to collaborate on a forthcoming album with local musicians in support of the NDARO Cultural center in Bukavu (a safe center for youth to learn music, dance and art) and the ongoing efforts of ON THE GROUND an NGO focusing on gender equity and sustainable community development in farming regions around the globe. Their last album “Arise Ye Spiritual Machine” was an exploration in re-contextualizing obscure bits of archival music into a modern beat-tape format. On the forthcoming Soft Light, they have further deepened their connection to live performance and composition to create a their own world to deconstruct and re-form.
Rachele Eve is a fifth-generation Italian American from Detroit, Michigan-- a storyteller and an incurable romantic. The daughter of an opera singer and fine artist, her passion for singing began at a young age. During her highly creative and informative years in Chicago, emerged the desert-rock songstress’ style of confessional and emotionally rich compositions. Her debut album, Mouth of Feathers, is a playful and absurdist account of new love and the shadow of the self. The city life afforded Eve a home in the neo-folk community both on and off stage where she coordinated events and collaboration for local songwriters. A tumultuous love affair inspired her sophomore release, Our Love is Imagined, which she penned with classical guitar. The call-and-response cello vamps sustain the soundscape of these intensely cathartic folk ballads. Yearning for perspective and release from the wormhole of surviving as a self-proclaimed artist, Eve uprooted from Chicago to explore a path of simple living on a remote island in the Pacific. This deeply spiritual and introspective journey invokes Rachele Eve’s forthcoming album, Renunciation, a window into the disintegration and healing of the heart space.
"Rachele Eve's voice is conditioned to sound like it's always going to be there for you - a generous amount of huskiness and cream - ready to wrap you up in its arms if that's what you're needing. " - Sean Moeller of Daytrotter
The Go Rounds
THE BEST OF WHAT’S NEXT: “The Go Rounds are bringing a head-clearing common sense to the sometimes senseless head-banging of rock ‘n’ roll. Or maybe they’re here to exterminate cynicism.” – Paste Magazine
The Kalamazoo quartet has been a dominant force in the Michigan music landscape for the last 5 years, releasing 4 LPs, 4 EPs, and playing countless Great Lakes music festivals including Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Farmblock Fest, Short’s Anniversary XII, Buttermilk Jamboree, Farmfest, Founder’s Fest, DunnDunn Fest, Traverse City Microbrew and Music Fest, Mile of Music, and Holler Fest. Some of the major acts The Go Rounds have supported include Greensky Bluegrass, Hard Working Americans, Vulpeck, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Arlo Guthrie, Asleep at the Wheel, Mickey Hart, and Railroad Earth.
The songs are catchy, twangy, and trippy – led by the creative force of frontman Graham Parsons, whose spellbinding vocals weave through lush sonic textures as the band puts on a master class of intricate arrangements. Their powerful and dynamic live show has earned them a reputation as one of the best live bands in the Midwest.
Their last full-length, Don’t Go Not Changin’, made several year end best lists and earned them 3 WYCE awards, including the Special Jury Prize of Album of the Year. Their creativity shows no sign of slowing down. In August, they released a new EP, I Promise I Won’t Get Hurt, and have another EP ready for release. They are also working on their next full length – due out before the end of 2017.