Teach Me Equals (Olympia, WA)
Teach Me Equals is a music duo whose sound is characterized by the unorthodox use of electric stringed instruments, live loop manipulation, and damaged, idiosyncratic rhythmic textures. The project originated in Sarasota, FL and is currently based out of Olympia, WA.
Teach Me Equals are recognized for their relentless touring, merciless live performances, and unique take on the pop format. Their debut album, Knives In The Hope Chest, was self-released in September 2014 to emphatic critical response.
In June of 2015, Teach Me Equals teamed with the SHMIB Modern Dance Collective for a series of sold-out performances of Knives in its entirety choreographed for 23 dancers at Chicago’s Links Hall. Later that year, the group appeared on the cassette compilation PNMV#4, celebrating the re-launch of Pacific Northwest indie label, Punk In My Vitamins. Currently, Teach Me Equals is working on a second album with plans for release in 2018.
Stronger Sex (Olympia, WA)
Stronger Sex is an experimental electronic duo that boasts dynamic live performances. The band has existed in various forms since 2012 and has toured extensively throughout the US, Iceland, and Spain. Frontpersons Leah Gage and Johnny Fantastic sing incredible harmonies while programming the music live on an all hardware setup (no computers allowed). With songs ranging in topic from gender identity to mental illness to space travel to Armageddon, Stronger Sex tackles the personal and political with sincerity and a sardonic sense of humor. Stronger Sex is on a national tour to promote singles from their upcoming full-length release, There is No Stronger Sex (Blight. Records), produced and engineered by Ben Schurr of industrial no-wave band Br’er, whose influence can be heard throughout the record.
Future Scars (Santa Fe, NM)
Traversing genres as disparate as folk rock to black metal and emotions ranging from triumph to despair, Future Scars is a rock trio embodying the coexistence of the calm and calamity in waking life. Based in Santa Fe, NM.
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