Clara Joy is an 18 year old musician born and raised in New York City. She writes menacing songs about personal existential crises, and sardonic critiques of her surroundings in our world today. She began writing music when she was 15 and posted her first album, “Hello World” thinking nothing would happen. Now, she has just released her sixth album, “Do You Remember Me”, a compilation of memories and internal questions, in hopes to relate to others. She recently had the pleasure of opening for The Le Sigh’s last show, playing with some of her idols such as Greta Kline and Emily Yacina.
Been Stellar is originally from Michigan and recently relocated to NYC: home to some of their biggest influences including The Strokes and Interpol. The band’s indie rock charm is infectious. Their upbeat and gritty guitar riffs paired with witty lyrics has the power to radiate a contagious energy throughout a crowd. If you didn’t like moshing before, you won’t be able to help yourself after listening to this band.
Vocals by Sam Slocum with lead guitar by Skyler Knapp
Michigan based musicians- Miles Caminier, Dominic Gould, Michael Lynch
NYC based musicians- Nando Dale, Laila Wayans, Nico Brunstein
Your fave goof punk duo. What else can ya say? Other than they’re from New Paltz, NY and are on King Pizza Records. As long as the people want the music, TOP Nachos will be the music that the people want.
“genius slacker style garage rock. More of this please.” – Austin Town Hall
“the royalty of goof” – WRGW Music
“[TOP Nachos] take the idea of fun to heart with their full-length debut, Dank Side Of The Moon…It’s that act first and then worry later attitude that permeates through the big overdriven riffs and garage rock crunch throughout the course of the ten tracks.” – Post Trash
“offers up some of the catchiest indie rock on the East Coast…Their songs are for dancing with your friends after building a tower of empty Miller High Life cans on your back porch.” – Speak Into My Good Eye
“it’s a sharp, quick shoutalong from a nostalgic palate: garage rock, surf rock, and doo wop moments filter through a two-minute romp that’s as misty-eyed as it is unapologetic.” – Modern Vinyl
“no-fucks-given, to-the-point rock and roll… Listen to their records and get ready to dance.” – Digital Wheat Paste
MICHELLE is not just another bedroom pop project. This eclectic collective, lead by Julian Kaufman and Charlie Kilgore, including members Jamee Lockard, Layla Kuriloff, Isa Reyes, Sofia D’Angelo, Emma Lee, Rix Chan and Aidan Ludlam, is a powerhouse for a new era of pop music. Written and recorded in Julian’s bedroom over the span of two weeks, Heatwave captures a collection of moments – snapshots of youth in a New York summer, all immediately recognizable to those who’ve lived them. Heatwave represents a deep breath – a first step back into the city after the members of MICHELLE spent their first year at college. It’s a sticky, sweat-drenched celebration of New York. Heatwave’s catchy hooks and smooth production is undeniably infectious.
Sour Cream Queen is eighteen year old Denise Terrero’s self-made music project. The Queens native conceived the alter ego initially for fun the summer between sophomore and junior year, after spending time writing silly songs about crushes and crushing weight of being alive, and after figuring out how to use GarageBand. She derives inspiration from other artists like Frankie Cosmos, Jeffery Lewis, and Kimya Dawson. Now relocated to New Paltz in the Hudson Valley for school, Denise continues her project elsewhere, collaborating with dorm room producers and playing house shows throughout the area.
Staten Island based math rock band On Pink blends metal with jazz by utilizing horns alongside jarring vocals and crashing drums. Their unique sound compelles audiences around NY.
On Pink is:
Joe Ippolito: guitar, vocals
Danny Eberle: drums, vocals
Tom Giuzio: bass
Lucas Kando: saxophone, clarinet, flute
Rain Johannes (live): "buttons"
"You hate yourself but you love On Pink. You’re young, but between the embers of a flaming guitar and the jagged blades of the sax, you feel like death is approaching faster than ever. On Pink is your favorite band, but for your least favorite reasons. In a sick way, you like how the bass and drums destroy you. You desperately hold on to those rare glimpses of beauty and joy, but there's no escaping this audio assault, the inhuman cruelty of pure sonic violence. It's hard to endure, it hurts, but it's real and you love it."-Rain Johannes
Having lived in Australia and Brazil, Nando Dale has taken inspiration from a variety of sources to create his unique sound. Nando Dale is an indie rocker that strives to create music that is a sweet as John Mayer's, as rich as the stories of Bob Dylan and as energetic as the works of The Strokes.
Harrison Li, who releases music under the name Harry Teardrop, is an 18 year-old Asian-American songwriter from Huntington Beach, California. He started playing drums at 5 years old and taught himself guitar, bass, and piano growing up into his teenage years. In his junior year of high school, he started self-recording his music on his computer from his room, releasing music on SoundCloud under the name “Daizy”, which he changed to Harry Teardrop after moving to New York City for college. Li describes his music as “jazzy, dreamy, pop music that is inspired by doo-wop harmonies and early 2000s production”. He currently goes to the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU.