With a monstrous voice and organic sound, Brooklyn-based Mel Flannery Trucking Co. offers an experience unlike any other indie band today. MFTC is an exercise in balance; blending complexity & accessibility, heartbreak & humor, wisdom & youth. Experience their envelope-pusing avant-soul sound live to celebrate the release of As It Turns Out on Halogen Records.
The Mumbles are a Brooklyn, NY based Avant Soul Duo -- a tiny band with a mighty sound. Using two keyboards and a drum kit, they combine soul music with avant and old time jazz to create "pop songs in the key of partying down" (Time Out New York). Keysman Keith Burnstein and drummer Ethan Shorter met in the rhythm section of a 14 piece hip hop orchestra, soon striking out on their own in late 2006 to write tunes that would become Mumbles mainstays. As a duo, the boys distilled songs to their essence, delighting in a dynamic that "...marries the bedroom intimacy of a singer-songwriter, with the expansive musical prowess of a psych jazz outfit" (Seven Days Vermont).