by The Alchemist
The Infinite Daisy Chains are made up of two members both local to the Washington D.C. metro area. Ian Dandridge and Kristina Westernik-Dandridge met in a dimly lit garage to meet for rehearsal, and are now married five years later. Kristina specializes in the violin, vocals, and Ableton push, whilst Ian is the guitarist of the duo. As well as the pair boasting years of experience in playing synthesizers and drum machines, Kristina was featured on the violin on Oceanids’ track ‘Tapestry’.
Much of their music was inspired by their honeymoon experience in the Californian desert, as they say, “The marriage secured their commitment to each other, and the emotion that spills over into the duo’s creative process.”
With a seemingly ‘infinite’ sonic palette that sees them generate ideas from synthesizers, drum machines and an array of live instrumentation, their sound fuses Bedroom Pop and Neo Psychedelia in a way that is unique to them. This ethos reflects those artists which have shaped their sound, with Tame Impala, Gum, Pond, Tycho, and Beach House imparting heavy influence.
Collectively, their goal is to create and release a catalog of music that stands the test of time, and above all — genuinely inspires the people it reaches. As the ‘next generation’ in a rich legacy of psychedelic rock, they want nothing more than for their reverb-drenched productions to serve as a salute to the genre that brought the two of them together.
Their newest release is called, “Melting into You.” It brings an incredible amount of energy and emotion from the very beginning to the end. It calms the listener and brings them into a state of nirvana, a place of delight and peace once the hook arrives. This song is a great song to listen to with everything going on in the world right now. Check it out below.
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Rich Caviar is an artist that was born in Moscow, Russa, but raised in the USA. He is a multi-talented artist and has been steadily growing his music fan base by performing with the likes artists such as J Cole, Big Sean, Mac Miller, Fabolous, and MGK. He was recently featured on both Starz Hit TV show “Power”, and in the movie “Glass” directed by the legendary “M Night Shyamalan.”
His newest track is called, “Shyamalan” and Rich Caviar also produced it himself. It has an inspiring horn sample that really brings a feeling of ambition to the entire song. He combines an compelling form of lyricism and hard hitting drums and 808’s to make a very catchy track. Check out the track below.
Lund is an artist who grew up about 65 miles away from Los Angeles in Moreno Valley. He developed developed a heightened musical perspective as a little kid. Born to high school-age parents, he lived with his paternal grandparents as mom struggled with drugs and dad faced severe mental health issues. Lund’s grandfather taught him how to play guitar at just six-years-old. At the same time, he listened to everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, and Coldplay to N.W.A. and Gravediggaz. He played trumpet throughout middle school and even participated in marching band and orchestra. Discovery of Ableton broadened his sonic horizons further. By eleventh grade, he found himself cooking up his own productions and laying down vocals. Working out of his home studio, he architected everything from scratch, crafting the production, instrumentation, and singing.
Rumy Love was born to Iranian Muslim immigrants in Maryland, but spent majority of his life in Northern Virginia. When he was seven years old along with his family they relocated to Iran which was a huge culture shock for him. Iran is a country with a fascist regime, culturally very different from the United States. “I went from listening to Madonna, and New Kids On The Block, to getting arrested for listening to Pop music… Living in two totally different countries has influenced, and shaped me as a artist.”
In 1996 Rumy moved back to the United States. “I remember being exposed to so many different artists like, No Doubt, Puff Daddy, Coolio, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Missy, TLC, Metallica, Jarool, Ashanti, Naz, Red Hot Chilly Peppers” This was during a time when Pop, R&B, and Hiphop where at the forefront of mainstream media. Not only is Rumy influenced by Persian music because of his time spent in Iran, but also by the pop music he began hearing once he came back to the United States.