Opus Vitae (meaning life’s work) is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist / singer Banah Winn. Inspired by Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) Winn takes the same approach of composing, and recording solo. His latest effort, a 14 song collection called “Gramercy” is a real time autobiography of a year. A fluid narrative in which each song seeks to capture the emotion or feeling of a moment in time.

Erupting after a year of depression, the record takes on a bare all flavor where a range of themes are explored like; dealing mentally ill people who have power over you, sex as a way to avoid the pain of life, melancholy / nostalgia for a broken childhood, falling in love while being completely heartbroken at the same time, anger towards men from a female perspective / in conjunction with his own “me too” moment, and wake a the fuck up we’re destroying the world plea.

Winn who grew up in Portland Oregon, the son of hippie parents struggled to find his own voice after the generation of rebellion and excess. In Gramercy his decision to tackle his own truth unapologetically exposes his focus and range. As a troubled, broken and lost individual he finds his place in acceptance of just that. Where empathy for those marginalized and the thoughtless consumption of the world is reflected with anger and the knowledge that there are some pains a white man can only imagine or speak to.

Winn who now lives in Los Angeles recognizes the insanity of the city, and the world at large. Where he keeps himself clinging to reality and stability by facing such themes in his songwriting, doing yoga every single day, and blabbering about it to anyone who will listen, or is just nice enough not to slowly back away.

TALK TIME was created from scratch in a warehouse in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, California. The band channeled their love for catchy yet experimental pop resulting in an exciting lush sound that filters their influences through laid back Californian sensibilities.

Part of the way through the writing process, TALK TIME attracted the attention of producer/engineer Math Bishop (Jacknife Lee, U2, Two Door Cinema Club, The Killers, Silversun Pickups). Math was brought on to engineer and co-produce a batch of songs, all forthcoming within the year.

Jubilo Drive is an avant-pop quintet based in Los Angeles. Drawing influence from a variety of experimental music genres, the group blends it all into a lush sonic landscape. The dynamic sound offers something for listeners and production aficionados alike.

Originally formed in 2012, the band recently released a trio of singles — the krautrock and synth-punk inspired “Off Satellites,” the atmospheric “Thursday Night Taxi Service” and the driving “Look Around.” Jubilo Drive made its triumphant return to the stage in May, playing a memorial show in honor of the band’s original drummer, Eric Cruz, who passed away in 2017.

Jubilo Drive consists of Jordan H. Kleinman (vocals/ guitar), Henry Kuckens (guitar), Aaron Shadrow (keys), Kalyn Beach (bass) and Jacob Lauing (drums). “Off Satellites,” “Thursday Night Taxi Service” and “Look Around” are available now for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.



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