with Castle OG and Stray Fossa
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Friday September 6, 2019
Emily Blue's pop catalog is a phone call to another universe. Vibrant, neurotic, and genre-bending, the young artist pulls from some of today's most eclectic music personalities (think St. Vincent, FKA twigs, Billie Eilish). Moving far from her previous work, the upcoming record "*69" is less traditional and more character-driven, painting a portrait of Blue as a fiery pop-songstress from another realm.
Blue (and producer Max Perenchio) create forward thinking yet accessible pop tracks, landing spots on Starbucks Reserve Roastery playlist and Spotify’s Factor Happy. In 2018, Blue independently toured, performing at venues like Metro Chicago, regional festivals, and gender / feminism conferences around the United States. She also partnered with Nikon for the release of their Z 7 camera, showcasing Falling in Love as the first Nikon-sponsored music video on the new product. Look out for a busy future for Blue, including a new single in June, visuals, and interactive live shows.
Castle OG is a pop / R&B influenced band from Richmond, mixing in auto tune and drum samples with organic instrumentation.
Formed in 2018, Stray Fossa is an indie band comprised of brothers Nick and Will Evans and Zach Blount. Drawing on mixed musical inspiration absorbed from parents’ record collections, the trio got their start organizing regular free concerts in their hometown of Sewanee, Tennessee. After a six-year hiatus, their creative process has reemerged in the face of opposing artistic tastes yet shared obsession to make more sound than one would expect from a three-piece.
Stray Fossa’s first string of releases in the second half of 2018 garnered praise from notable music blogs and magazines, such as The Wild Honey Pie, Obscure Sound, HighClouds, and BIRP.FM. Described as “a warm cocoon of lo-fi chill-wave nostalgia” and a “heart-rending blend of garage rock and dream pop” with “consistently superb vocal deliveries throughout,” outlets were also quick to applaud the songwriting as well as home production and recording. Stray Fossa's third single, "Commotion," released in September 2018, received positive reviews as a "compelling, unconventional" take on shoegaze and was placed into heavy rotation on Spotify's Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlists. Following a successful stretch of shows up the east coast, the band released their fourth single, "Swells," in January 2019.
Stray Fossa writes, records, and produces all their music independently in their attic studio in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band’s first self-titled EP is out in September 2019. The single, “Eyze,” was released on July 1st to all major streaming platforms.