Originally started as a bedroom recording project by former Love as Laughter bassist Sean Ragon, Cult of Youth are a neo-folk band based out of Brooklyn. With a sound that’s dark and pastoral, the band brings to mind a darker version of the Pogues, merging effervescent acoustic guitars and thumping traditional rhythms, withRagon’s bellowing baritone adding an ominous spin to the bouncing sound.
Confusion is Next is an alt.rock quartet directly sent out from the guts and the vaults of suburbias surrounding Milan & Monza, north Italy.
Influenced by fuzzy guitars and flannel shirts, punk rock garage stoned distortions, hardcore attitudes and massive sonic experimentation with melody and noise, CIN recorded in 2005 their self-production, "ten hours rec+mix+master" debut, named "Spread The Spirit".
Matteo Radice : guitar, vocals
Lorenzo Nocerivo : guitar
Crystal swells are a four-piece psych/surf/punk band from Maple Ridge, BritishColumbia.
"...it just sounds like young music made by young people for young people"
Nick Price : guitar/vocals
Tim McRobbie : guitar
Ross Lalande : percussion
Joel McDonald : vocals/bass/organ