Allison Crutchfield, And The Fizz
Vagabon, THE DARLING SOUNDS, DAMN THE WEATHER
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Mesa, AZ, 85201
Check out this joyous news: Allison Crutchfield is now Team Merge! Crutchfield has been writing and performing fantastic songs over the years, most notably in her co-founding projects Swearin' and P.S. Eliot. Lately she's been part of the Waxahatchee live band and self-released the Lean In To It EP, but 2017 will see the release of her first proper full-length.
Allison had this to say about the occasion: "Signing with Merge was always sort of a fantasy milestone in my mind, like winning an Oscar or opening a bakery in New England. It was something I dreamed about a hundred times as a teenager but never thought could actually happen. I've been fortunate enough to really get to know the Merge family over the last year, and now that I'm a grown-up, I'm so grateful to be able to call Merge home."
More specifics on Allison's LP coming later this year!
Vagabon, the moniker for multi-instrumentalist, Lætitia Tamko, was born in late 2014 during her final years of engineering school. Currently living in New York City via Cameroon, Tamko's cultural duality and engineering background informs her inspirations as a musician and a producer. Blending elements of west and east African music from her childhood with punk as well as electronic leaning instrumentation, Vagabon songs vary in themes and genre.
In November 2014, Tamko self-released an EP, Persian Garden, a collection of the first songs she had ever written. Persian Garden caught the attention of a larger than imagined audience which led Vagabon to a couple of U.S tours and several Northeast tours.
Tamko recently finished recording her first album, where she is the writer, co-producer and main performer of all instruments. Releasing February 20th, 2017.
THE DARLING SOUNDS
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