Smalltown upstate New York native Elana Carroll aka Party Nails is a musician of all trades—when she’s not writing and performing music, she’s producing and engineering for others and even teaching others how to do the same. Often compared to Robyn, Madonna and Hayley Williams, she wields her vocal pipes—legend says they’re even better live than on recordings—guitar and electronics, ripping up the stage and inviting you to dance, sweat, and maybe even shed a (cathartic) tear. Listen to her new feature with LŪN, “monotony” (released May 7 2022) and stay tuned for more from Party Nails in 2022.
Sulene (South African raised/Brooklyn resident) is releasing 4th EP ‘In the Style of David Lynch’ this spring and previously featured on tracks throughout 2021 with John The Ghost and RAC. Sulene’s recent EP’s ‘hedonic’ and ‘Strange’ have landed Spotify editorial playlists as New Music Friday (USA, South Africa, UK, Portugal), Indie Pop, Fresh Finds and SAlt. “We Go Hard” is a worthy glimpse into the upcoming self-produced EP that fuses industrial indie music and dance indie pop, featured music video on rotation for 8 weeks on MTV’s Spankin’ New and MTV LIVE. Sulene moved to America to pursue touring as the multi-instrumentalist for Nate Ruess of Fun. and LPX. Since then Sulene’s solo music has been celebrated by outlets such as Billboard, Daily Motion, BrooklynVegan, Atwood Magazine and AudioFemme. Sulene is endorsed by Fender, Sequential and Lomography.
Glassio is the Dream-Pop/Alt-Dance project of Irish-Iranian singer, songwriter and producer Sam R. Over the past 5 years, Glassio has carved a unique world and sound out of the electronic music scene in Brooklyn, oftentimes meshing influences from folk, early house, and new wave with lush harmonies and wistful melodies. His music has been described as “a record Crosby, Stills and Nash would have possibly made had they spent a Summer in Ibiza in 1987 on Ecstasy.”
Glassio’s debut single “Try Much Harder” broke the Spotify Global Viral Charts in early 2016 (peaking at No. 9). A series of singles followed in 2017 and 2018, garnering over 5 million streams cumulatively on Spotify, leading to the group opening up for acts like Yelle, Fujiya and Miyagi, Electric Youth and Miami Horror. 2018 saw the group perform at SXSW festival, where they were named one of the best electronic acts by Ladygunn Magazine. In 2018, Sam R. released the Age of Experience EP, heralded by Mother Jones as “proof that electronic music and great storytelling are a perfect match.” The EP has over 5 million streams across all platforms and features the song “Back for More,” featured on HBO’s Here & Now show.
A debut album, For The Very Last Time, was released in July of 2020. It was subsequently named one of the best electronic releases of the year by Bandcamp, and received praise from blogs like Consequence of Sound and Fader. The lead singles “Nobody Stayed for the DJ” and “A Million Doubts” both made it to
No. 1 on Hype Machine. Renowned music blog “This Song Is Sick” named it “an immaculate piece of art.” It features backing vocals from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Daneshevskaya.
2022 sees the release of his sophomore record See You Shine, a 17-song album that bridges his love for electronica, and folk/country. “I wanted to make a record about an exodus, and departure of the soul,” Sam R. explains. “It’s a record about rediscovering who you are in the face of change and loss. For me, that begged for a long, epic album that felt like a road trip. I envisioned Massive Attack and Brian Wilson working on a record together, and that was enough for me to get to work on it.”
Outside of Glassio, Sam R. has co-written and produced songs with Clubhouse, French Horn Rebellion, Warner Case, NAKAYA and Madelyn Darling.
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