Originally from Chicago and now Seattle-based, rapper Grieves combines contemplative lyrics with expressive instrumentals. His new album is Together Apart and was released on influential Rhymesayers label. He recently came through Chicago on his first headlining tour.
Brooklyn-based noise-pop band Pterodactyl have a knack for reinventing their unique sound with each release. Their third full-length album, Spills Out (available on November 15th), brings a near-perfect balance of abrasive noise and crooning harmonies.
Winston is the solo project of Hunter Husar (known to some as the front man of eclectic experimental band Mahjongg). Unlike Mahjongg's wild and dense polyrhythmic textures, in Winston, Hunter places more emphasis on melodies with distinct presence of vocals.The new EP is Day At The Shore.