The White Birch is a Norwegian slowcore project of Ola Fløttum. Previously a trio composed of Ola Fløttum, Hans Christian Almendingen and Ulf Rogde, the band released three studio albums and then broke up after the band played their last show in 2006. However, Ola Fløttum released their fourth album "The Weight Of Spring" in 2015, nearly ten years after their last release."
Yeah, Broods came out in 2014. We saw them at the Rickshaw Stop in SF last year. Passed up a chance to see them this past Saturday but only because that would've made 6 shows in a week and I needed a break.
Swervedriver, Twilight Sad, Wolf Alice, A Place To Bury Strangers, Juliana Hatfield Three
Crow Moses - Sky Of Dresses ( Expanded Version - 2015 )
Chicago songwriter walks the line between Indie-Blues & Urban Americana.Borrowing elements of Experimental Folk and broken-down Orchestral music, Musikanto grew up listening to his father's obscure folk and roots rock records. With a propensity toward heartbreaking ballads and melodic melodrama, Musikanto's songs survive the bite of a Chicago Winter and the soul of a Midwestern bon-fire. ( Bandcamp )
Monophona are a trip-hop group with an interesting origin story. Initially starting out as a duo, the founding members had remarkably different musical backgrounds. The first half, Claudine Muno, started as a singer-songwriter who had been touring with a folk-rock band, the other half, Philippe Schirrer, aka Chook, began as a DJ and turntable artist who had also made a name for himself as a Drum and Bass producer. The two came together, unfamiliar of the others musical roots and influences, but eager to explore new musical areas and search for a shared musical taste. When they decided to tour their music, taking it out into the live world, the duo became a trio as Jorsch Kass joined them on drums and percussion. Kass brought with him new and interesting details to their sound and so he became an invaluable member of the group due to his enthusiasm and broad musical knowledge ( http://arcticdrones.com )