Cancion, Met City, The Lighthearted, Pigeons


Guitarist/songwriter Cancion Franklin and Percussionist Ryan Smith
together form blues/delta//rock duo. Brutal lyrical honesty,
delivery, and driving rhythms.

NO bullshit music straight outta brooklyn. Dirt rock.

Met City

Stockholm Fancy, the floridly arranged new album from Met City, is a whimsical, introspective journey baring the garbs of European cityscapes and the revelatory lyrical nuances of a bygone troubadour.

Wearing contemporary influences such as Regina Spektor and Vampire Weekend, while paying homage to music of a baroque yesteryear, Met City achieves a sound both orchestral and lyrically driven.

Mat Alano-Martin's blog, Postcard Elba, noted that Met City "manages to take the baroque sensibilities of Rufus Wainwright and Andrew Bird and infuse them with a driving pulse, an idealistic urgency and a playful fun that manages to sidestep the overwrought and maudlin shades that often come with the genre."

Frontman and songwriter, Loren Berí, brings a modern sensibility to themes manic, romantic, culturally Jewish and otherwise.
Berí and Met City currently reside in Brooklyn, New York, having recently relocated from Portland, Oregon.

Met City has shared stages with various acts including Brett Dennen, Ty Segall, Beach Fossils, The War On Drugs, Murder By Death, Pete Francis and more.

The Lighthearted

The music of The Lighthearted is a unique mixture of piano-based singer/songwriter and contemporary pop written by Sarah Samuels (Fairfield, CT) and Louise Rademakers (Antwerp, Belgium). The two girls met in their first semester at Berklee College of Music (Boston). Over time their friendship grew into a musical relationship as well, and they started writing songs together.
Their first EP “Sugarcoated Poison” was released on Valentine's Day this year, and they are planning to record a full-length album by the end of the year."


Pigeons was formed in the summer of 2011 after the passing of a friend inspired lead singer Joe Ruff and drummer, Nick Kile to come together and create music that told stories about human nature and experience. A little over a year later, after a the addition of bassist, Marc Mace and guitarist, Tyler Boland, the band recorded "The Helpless and The Hopeless EP" and began playing all around Central Jersey. Their first EP is a collection of 6 songs about the difficulties of faith, love and the endless battles fought against the forces of apathy. With a rich blend of folk harmonies and ripping guitar solos, Pigeons pulls no punches in their efforts to write songs that matter--songs that tell stories and songs that make you feel something. They've currently advanced to the final round of Soundwaves, Fearless, and Old Friends Records' Battle of the Bands, and have booked several shows in New York City for the coming summer.


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