“Because it’s prettier than Nada Surf, more hopeful than Spoon, and less glitchy than Bastille, yet somehow makes us think of all three. That’s a good thing.” – Esquire Magazine
“Soft Swells channel the Technicolor guitar-pop of Summerteeth-era Wilco, balancing high-flying synthesizer parts against guitars straight from the garage” – MTV Buzzworthy
ELLE BELLE “is a Los Angeles based psych-rock project that describes itself as The 13th Floor Elevators meets Brian Jonestown Massacre. Started in late 2013 as the solo project of Christopher Pappas, Elle Belle was an experiment in forced catharsis before becoming something greater. The debut single, “You Better Mean It”, feels like a modern remake of a swirly, sugary-yet-smoke-filled pop interpretation of acid trip scenes in movies that segues into a power pop ballad bridge and prominent cow bell refrain.” – IMPOSE
Straddling two musical worlds, that of the solo artist and a highly regarded touring musician known for playing well with others, Misty Boyce embodies the life she fantasized about growing up in New Mexico. Dreaming of one day writing songs for Reba McEntire and singing like Mariah Carey, Misty landed somewhere all her own, known for thought-provoking, soul-searing takes on love, life, and loss, sung with a voice pure in intent.
Misty has lent her voice and dexterous finger work for artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Joy Williams (of The Civil Wars), and Sting. She toured with Sara Bareilles from 2013-2014 in support of the Grammy-nominated album The Blessed Unrest, even opening for the singer on the Little Black Dress Tour to sold out shows in New Zealand, Japan, and Singapore. Then, in fall 2015, it was on to support electro-pop-rocker BØRNS at shows and festivals across the globe, opening for Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers and even performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.