Cheekface is a rock combo from Los Angeles made up of guitarist and singing person Greg Katz, bassist and other singing person Amanda Tannen, and drummer Mark “Echo” Edwards. Inspired by the great American talk-singers like Jonathan Richman, Stephen Malkmus and Lou Reed, and British indie rock bands like Wire and The Fall, Cheekface released their first single “Glendale” in 2018, a song Indie Shuffle lauded as “an art-pop gem.” Following what The Line Of Best Fit called “a stream of instant-classic singles,” the band’s debut LP Therapy Island materialized in spring of 2019 on the New Professor label. Post-Trash called the album“extremely charming and catchy,” and Punk News said it’s “a perplexing, rewarding experience.” A million Spotify streams later, the groundswell of support for the album led the band to issue it on vinyl in October 2019, a pressing that quickly sold out.
Bad Moves is a power pop band from Washington D.C. They were formed in 2016, and are currently on Don Giovanni Records. The band consists of David Combs, Katie Park, Daoud Tyler-Ameen and Emma Cleveland.
Drawing from the pop sensibility of acts like Death Cab For Cutie, the sparkling guitars of The Cure and the mild experimentalism of Tame Impala, Paper Holland create rhythmic and driving music with elegant horn arrangements, memorable hooks and skillful musicianship.