Hailing from Nova Scotia, Nap Eyes makes crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth’s magnetic field coexist easily with lyrics about insomnia and drinking too much.
Hailing from Berlin, Strand Child is an indie band of like-minded, international musicians, creating a cohesive and current blend of various musical influences. In Strand Child’s sound, one can find lessons learned from the 70s power-poppers, Big Star, a hint of late 80s experimentation of Guided By Voices, as well as the unbreakable loyalty to the decade-defining work of 90s heavyweights, Pavement. This, combined with passion and creativity of each individual member, results in a sound totally unique and relevant to the state of the genre today.