Comprised of founding members Mario Giancarlo Garibaldi (vocals) and Jorge Velásquez (guitar) and later joined by Alex De Renzis (drums), the Peruvian-born, Miami, FL-based members of Hunters of the Alps derive their name from a reference to the citizens in the Alps region, who were actively working and fighting for a united Italy in the 1800s — and as the story goes, the trio can trace its origins back a bit as Velásquez had played in several wave-making Latin Alternative rock bands while Garibaldi had fronted the indie rock band Modernage. Feeling an increasing desire to break away from his then-primary project and have more creative freedom, Garibaldi eventually branched out into Hunters of the Alps.
Perhaps best known as a member of Karen, The Late Late Show with James Corden house band fronted by Reggie Watts and a weekly residency with Watts at El Cid, drummer and vocalist Guillermo E. Brown’s solo musical project Pegasus Warning has received musical industry nods through collaborations with an impressive list of artists including Twin Shadow, Das Racist, Gordon Voidwell, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, Saul Williams, Mocky, Spoek Mathambo and others.
“Come Close” Brown’s latest single is about longing, “that oh-so-human feeling of missing someone to the brink of collapse like singing in the rain in the desert,” as Brown explains in press notes, and as a result his vocals possesses an urgent and plaintive need and an aching vulnerability. Paired with cascades of shimmering synths and a sinuous bass line, the single is both ethereal and undeniably sensual — and in fact, manages to channel Quiet Storm-era R&B. Or simply put, you should play this the next time you plan to have a romantic evening of naughty fun with that someone special.
If you’ve been frequenting JOVM over the past month or so, you may recall coming across a couple of posts on indie electro pop sensation, Neon Indian. But just in case you might be new to […]
Neon Indian is the solo recording project of the Mexican-born, Denton, TX-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and electronic music artist Alan Palomo. With the release of his first two albums, 2009’s Psychic Chasms and 2013’s Era Extraña, Palomo found his profile expanding […]
Neon Indian is the solo recording project of the Mexican-born, Denton, TX-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and electronic music artist Alan Palomo. With the 2009 release of Neon Indian’s debut album, Psychic Chasms, Palomo came to national […]
Over the past year or so, Alan Wilkis, the creative mastermind behind indie electro pop sensation Big Data has blown up the blogosphere and radio airwaves as his debut single “Dangerous” featuring Joywave landed at number […]
Here at JOVM, I was lucky enough to be among the first batch of bloggers and journalists to write about Alan Wilkis, best known under his musical moniker Big Data; in fact, his debut single […]
Comprised of Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller, the Los Angeles, CA-based electro pop duo Bogan Via’s sophomore effort full-length effort, Madly reportedly has the band further developing the synth-pop sound that has won them quite a bit of attention. […]
If you’ve been following this site for some time now, you may have remembered that earlier this year, I wrote about Alan Wilkis, best known under his musical moniker, Big Data. And his first, single “Dangerous,” […]
As I’ve mentioned on a number of occasions, over the last 18 months or so, I’ve been receiving a large number of emails from artists, publicity firms and labels located all over the world. Just […]