An American Alternative Pop band formed by Kenny Grimm (Producer), and Naomi Almquist (Vocalist) in 2013, the two recruited Isabelle De Leon (Drummer) soon after. Following the release of their self titled EP “Prinze George” the band went on tour with Albert Hammond Jr as direct support in 2015. Bolstering their growing reputation they dropped their debut album “Illiterate Synth Pop” in 2016 and joined Lewis Del Mar on his North American Tour.
After impressing fans at festivals like Austin City Limits, Eaux Claires and Firefly with their nostalgic, synth-soaked sound and mesmerizing, gripping performances, the band released their last EP “Airborne” in 2018. Around the same time, Naomi and Kenny were given the opportunity to write songs for actor / director Til Schweiger’s film “Head Full of Honey” in Europe. They continued to expand their loyal following and break genre barriers thanks to a string of collaborations in 2019 with some of the industries top artists like Carnage, Diplo, G-Eazy & Wiz Khalifa (“Slot Machine”, “Letting People Go” & “Wait For Me”).
The band is back with their hotly anticipated EP “Happy Garden” which drops March 26th, 2021, and we’ve decided to review two of their tracks!
Our favorite of their most EP is Centuries, which is combines calming synths with steady percussion to create an absolute vibe. The Production on this one really impressive, as it builds up to a drop about half way through the song that will get everyone listening jumping up and down! We would love to see this one live. Check it out below.
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When Jamie Darken first began writing the songs that would appear on his debut solo EP, Burial, he imagined he was crafting demos for Cherry Ames, a local Washington DC area indie-rock band that Darken performs as vocalist, guitarist, and bassist. With Cherry Ames on hiatus amidst the global shutdown and performing in venues unavailable as an option, Darken’s drive to make progress with the ideas on his own eventually brought the tracks to the place where it simply felt right to release as his own project. The result is five songs written, produced, and performed by Darken, with the exception of leading single “This Could Be Your Home” co-written with fellow DC area musician Christopher Mathews-Larsen.
Wild Idol is a pandemic formed electric pop/soul duo made up of producer Nathan Ellman-Bell (drummer for Brass Against) and award winning vocalist Nora Palka. They are also in love. Although they currently live in Brooklyn, Nora is originally from the DMV and Nathan started his career in Baltimore.