HOUSES OF HEAVEN (ex-Vaniish) is the Bay Area three piece of Keven Tecon, Adam Beck, and Nick Ott. Remnant, their inceptive EP, is a bleak, dub-influenced production, mixing elements of electronic music, Krautrock, and psychedelia, with nods to the the extreme sonic treatments of Adrian Sherwood. Produced by Monte Vallier (Wax Idols, Weekend), Remnant blends shifting textures of drum machines, live percussion, ambient guitar, vintage delays and custom engineered effects.
“Black Waves’” opens with hypnotic percussion, Beck’s abstract rhythm guitar, and stark, angular basslines from former Soft Moon bassist Justin Anastasi, who makes a guest appearance on the EP. “Almost Hidden” follows with an effected wash of guitar and pulsing electronic drums. “Remain” is a dense, reverb-laden drone of guitar and synth bass. The EP closes with “Subfloor”, featuring Ott’s heavy toms, Tecon’s evocative reversed vocals, and Beck’s seraphic guitar.
BOOTBLACKS (ex-Holy Kiss, Woman)
New York post-punk Bootblacks have been enthralling live audiences from the U.S. to Europe since their formation in 2010. Bootblacks sound is ably described as a balance of contradictions, pensive and buoyant, referential and modern.
FEARING (ex-Creative Adult)
If you’re a fan of Silver Shadows, Tiaras, Ganglians, Fine Steps, Mayyors, and 90’s acid house rhythms then Part/Human was sculpted for you.