Zoos of Berlin are now celebrating the release of their third LP, Instant Evening (2016, Don’t Look About). Formed in 2006 by vocalists Trevor Naud and Daniel I. Clark, along with drummer Collin Dupuis and keyboardist Will Yates, the band operates a Detroit studio helmed by Dupuis, whose recent mixing credits include Angel Olsen’s My Woman and Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence. Guitarist Matthew Howard (Javelins) joined the band this year.
Krissy Booth plays indie electronic music. Booth is self taught in guitar and keyboards, and took operatic/classical voice lessons as a teen. Her debut album, Vivid, will be simultaneously released as a visual album. Release date TBA.
Detroit-based Double Winter is Holly Johnson’s expressive basslines and cooly detached vocals, Vittorio Vettraino’s inexhaustible supply of inspiring guitar, Augusta Morrison’s ear for harmonic coloring via violin and Morgan McPeak’s bouncing rock syncopations. Double Winter’s artistry seems to leave its members somewhat free in their aural space, yet they play with synergy.
On “XO, Skeleton” Audiofemme writes: “Doesn’t overthink and in doing so delivers a sweetly melancholic, hair-twirling, window-watching serenade.” From dreamy ballad vibes in “Jazz Dancer” to the goth punk snarls of “Blood Candy,” their freshmen EP Watching Eye captures the energy of Double Winter’s live gigs, and showcases their memorable song-craft.
LVRS is a three piece indie noise rock band from Jackson, MI. They played in previous bands together before forming LVRS in the summer of 2015. As the other bands disbanded, this project spawned a fusion of 90’s rock and introspective shoe-gaze. After the release of their first EP “Spitting Image” in early 2016, they toured extensively throughout mid Michigan. They are currently recording/producing their full length album. Shooting for the release to be in the summer of 2017.