#SocialStatus | August 2018

By: LucilleThu, 08/30/2018
Ocie Elliott

Now that it’s time to sweep the sand off your feet and deflate the unicorn floatie, we thought it would be the perfect time to warm up your hearts with a fresh artists selection.

Yes, the #SocialStatus series is back! We’ve uncovered 5 gems on the gram and asked them 5 quick questions. If you’re looking for new sounds and tracks, keep on reading!

And while you read, listen to the Social Status channel

1. THE DARCYS

The Darcys

Ⓒ The Darcys | Maya Fuhr

Instagram: @thedarcys

What caught our eyes and ears: their funky style and electric vibe.

1 genre to describe your music

Alt-Pop

1 random fun fact about The Darcys

Wes: I drink 2 vodka sodas, do 20 push-ups, and kiss Jason on the mouth right before I go on stage.

1 hashtag to illustrate your work



#AlwaysEvolving


Bands and artists you follow on social media

Miguel, The Killers, July Talk, Jungle, and Selena Gomez.

140 characters that describe your upcoming projects

We’re digging in: recording, re-writing, getting notes, starting over. We have the live show up and we’re having fun out there, but right now it’s all about making new music. We’re enjoying the process and loving what we do. Release date tbd.

Listen to The Darcys on Stingray Music: Social Status

2. OCIE ELLIOTT

Ocie Elliott

Ⓒ Ocie Elliott | Kelly Lovett

Instagram: @ocieelliott

What caught our eyes and ears: sweet melodies and their beautiful version of carpool karaoke.

1 genre to describe your music

Mmm, I would say we are indie folk? Definitely not traditional folk by any means, but we do have aspects in our sound reminiscent of more “old-time” rootsy music, like The Carter Family or, one of our idols, Gillian Welch. That being said, more and more we are exploring contemporary and different styles.

1 random fun fact about Ocie Elliott

We almost called ourselves Foxymoron, but we couldn’t agree upon which one of us would be the fox and which one would be the moron...

1 hashtag to illustrate your work

#Duo

Bands and artists you follow on social media

Many! Our current touring partners Sons Of the East from Australia, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (of course), Shovels and Rope, Anna Leone and Caamp (a great band out of the US that we’ll be playing with in Vancouver this Fall.) 

140 characters that describe your upcoming projects

Well, we are just at the tail end of a European tour and we also plan on releasing our new, 7-song album sometime very soon.  Hoping to get on an across-Canada tour this fall, go on a writing retreat up in some snowy mountains, and head back to Europe as soon as possible. Oh, and play in Brazil and Australia...or anywhere, really — we’re very open and excited for whatever may come our way. :) A show in an ice castle perhaps?

Listen to Ocie Elliott on Stingray Music: Social Status

3. ANORAAK

Anoraak

Ⓒ Anoraak | Léonard Porché

Instagram: @anoraakmusic

What caught our eyes and ears: his music’s colorful aesthetic.

1 genre to describe your music

I think the most relevant genres might be synthpop or electropop.

1 random fun fact about Anoraak

In 2009, I did this gig in France, when going out from stage, I stumbled over a stage monitor and literally fell flat. A short loop video of it exists, but it never was released public 😂

1 hashtag to illustrate your work

#SunsetMusic

Bands and artists you follow on social media

Wow many! Cut Copy, Touch Sensitive, Maethelvin, La Mverte, Goldroom, Wenzday, Zimmer, Darius, Le Matos... And also a few contemporary art creators

140 characters that describe your upcoming projects

Reissue of my first record on Sept 28, 2018*, then a new album probably next year with a new live set!

*Remastered 10-year anniversary reissue of Nighdrive With You for its - available on double-colored vinyl, limited to pre-orders. Follow the artist to learn more.

Listen to Anoraak on Stingray Music: Social Status

4. BELLE GAME

Belle Game

Ⓒ Belle Game | Katrin Braga

Instagram: @thebellegame

What caught our eyes and ears: their wild energy.

1 genre to describe your music

We call it Crush Pop - it's emotional and atmospheric with hooks 

1 random fun fact about Belle Game

We've all known each other for a very long time. Some of us since we were in high school, others as far back as 5-years-old. 

1 hashtag to illustrate your work

#JustGettingStarted

Bands and artists you follow on social media

Instagram is such an amazing visual platform, we follow artists like Channel Tres, Last Lizard and MØ for their aesthetic as much as their music ;)

140 characters that describe your upcoming projects

We're heading out on tour across America with Johnny Marr in a couple weeks! And we're always writing and recording new songs - hoping to release something real soon.

Listen to Belle Game on Stingray Music: Social Status

5. EMILY ROWED

Emily Rowed

Ⓒ Emily Rowed | Marlena Szasz

Instagram: @emilyrowed

What caught our eyes and ears: her not-so-mellow music style.

1 genre to describe your music

I make mellow alt-pop, it's sad girl music with a big beat here and there.

1 random fun fact about Emily Rowed

I am very proud to know every single word of Paul Simon's “You Can Call Me Al”, and am always willing to share an Acapella performance.

1 hashtag to illustrate your work
 

#SoManyFeelings


Bands and artists you follow on social media

Billie Eillish, Maggie Rogers, Aisha Badru, MALLRAT

140 characters that describe your upcoming projects

The next album is as intimate as the 7ft by 7ft room we wrote it in. We wrote it in 3 weeks, it's moody; like a hymn with low bass.

Listen to Emily Rowed on Stingray Music: Social Status

 

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