http://www.birdcloudamerica.com/ http://theaintsisters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/gashoundatl http://wwaylon.com/ BIRDCLOUD: Birdcloud is Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green, a pair who met in a place called Murfreesboro and who, since 2009, have used things like booze and sacrilege to make very modern country music. The duo write songs about what Sarah Palin deemed “the real America,” that unsung republic of countrified interstices stretching from coast to coast between cities. Kaset and Green’s America is a nation of indulgent reprobates and boastful imbeciles, laughing maniacs and horny high school dropouts— the desperate, absurd place we all inhabit in one way or another. The band’s music is the ravenous id of today’s commercial country sound, and in place of the pandering and polished banality of Nashville’s Music Row is a savagely honest depiction of “real Americans,” where a teenage evangelical designates her vagina (alone among her orifices) to Christ; a Desert Storm veteran dispenses ancient wisdom while driving drunk and toppling birdbaths in the suburbs; a coked up blackout drunk on a spree fellates a rodeo clown and tells her friend’s children that Santa doesn’t exist. These characters are characters in both senses of the word: 1) eccentrics with notoriously outsized personalities, as well as 2) complexly three-dimensional literary creations. The complicated sensation of listening to Birdcloud’s music—the simultaneous urge to laugh, vomit, and maybe break down and cry a little at how familiar and sad and true it all is—has won the band fans across the lower 48, stupefying and sickening audiences in equal measure. AIN'T SISTERS: Forged in the murky depths of a Folly Beach holding cell, The Ain’t Sisters have transcended their origins as outlaw street performers to grace the stages of the Southeast with their unique brand of funk-infused, blues-driven Americana. The duo, composed of Arrie Bozeman and Barb Carbon, blends tight harmonies and smart lyrics with soulful, booty-shakin’ acoustic melodies. Both dynamic musicians and songwriters, they share an equal propensity for irony, humor, ferocity, and heart-on-sleeve authenticity. GAS HOUND: Desert Inspired Gutter Folk cocooned in Atlanta, Ga. Gas Hound is a primordial aural cataclysm developed by songwriter Benjamin J. Davidow over the past four years. With the help of Southern lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, and rag-tag composer Ethan Fogus alongside Slow Parade's chieftain and percussive commandant Mathew J. Pendrick. Davidow has developed a syndicate of sonic cosmonauts sworn to explore the outer, inner, and nostalgic regions of raw grit. wWAYLON: wWAYLON gives you roses and thorns as he sings his brutal truths, bringing you "forward thinking" southern music. Mama went into labor at a Bluegrass festival in 1981 while his old man picked mandolin onstage, earning wWAYLON the title "The Bluegrass Baby" by local media. wWAYLON was thrust into the South and forced to reconcile with the state of humanity, the lies and hypocrisy taught in school, and the heresies committed by the Church. Alienated by the people who felt he should just "quiet down", years went by as wWAYLON walked alone in his convictions, never giving in to the apathy of others. Art is always propaganda, and wWAYLON is a leader who has found his place as a shepherd to the black sheep.
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