You, Me, and Everyone We Know
How did we get here?" is the question that seems to be most heavily weighing on the collective mind of You, Me, and Everyone We Know in these last few months. After all, their decision to head into the studio to record a follow up to their 2006 release Party For The Grown and Sexy wasn't one made months in advance with the utmost of care and planning; It was instead brought on by a van fire that destroyed most of their possessions and the place they had come to call home. In the year leading up to this event, You, Me, and Everyone We Know, comprised of Ben Liebsch, Rico Vigil, Aaron Stern (formerly of Matchbook Romance), and Noel Milford, took the stage at South By Southwest, Bamboozle, Warped Tour and supported tours for such acts as I Am The Avalanche, The Dear Hunter, Four Year Strong, Just Surrender, Every Avenue, Sing it Loud, and The Color Fred just to name a few. Their 8 song EP, Party for the Grown and Sexy, was released for free in January; quickly reaching nearly 30,000 downloads, and has been widely acclaimed by artists, industry and fans alike.
Squid The Whale
n just over a year this 4 piece progressive pop band SQUID THE WHALE, has taken over your headphones, cities and respect... but they're just getting started. In an industry where musicianship is all but forgotten, Squid the Whale remind you, talent matters. Their newest EP, "new war.", takes you through stories filled with honest lyrics and raw emotion. The powerful yet smooth vocals are wonderfully complimented by savvy instrumentals that stray from the expected. SQUID THE WHALE has the passion, sound and drive to inevitably break through. This is exactly what music needs.
Charlotte, NC surely has something to call their own in SUGAR GLYDER – a dynamic blend of pop, ambience, and grit. Some instant question marks might cross one's mind, the first being – WHAT IS A SUGAR GLYDER? The answer: a primarily nocturnal marsupial with a pungent odor and bizarre noise habits; somewhat fitting for a rock band touring the country in a van. All joking aside, the real truth behind the name lies in its longevity and survival. Sugar gliders maintain the ability to glide for incredibly long distances with their legs stretched, giving them a true advantage over the world at large. The real-life human SUGAR GLYDER – Daniel Howie, Chris Rigo, Robby Hartis and Bobby Mathews – share this life-advantage in their truly charismatic debut album The Eyes: They See (TETS), produced by none other than Steven Haigler (The Pixies, Brand New, As Tall As Lions).