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DeVotchKa - Biography
A cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, norteño, punk, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, Colorado-based quartet DeVotchKa, formed in Denver by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata (vocals, guitar, trumpet),
Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion), Jeanie Schroder (sousaphone, bass) and percussionist Shawn King, emerged as unlikely indie heroes in the mid-2000s infusing modern indie music with a global flavor.
They found widespread success in 2006 with their Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the hit indie film Little Miss Sunshine. Signing with revered indie, Anti-, the band delivered A Mad and Faithful Telling in early 2008, reaching the number nine slot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. A lengthy world tour followed, including stops at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Bumbershoot. After doing more soundtrack work, this time for the 2009 comedy I Love You Phillip Morris, the group returned to the studio for 2011’s moody and triumphant 100 Lovers. Embarking on another world tour, they collaborated with the Colorado Symphony on the 2012 concert album Live with the Colorado Symphony. Over the next several years, Urata became increasingly involved in his own film composition career, scoring movies like Crazy Stupid Love, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Paddington, and the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events. Meanwhile, the band regrouped for a lengthy recording session, eventually returning in 2018 with their sixth album, This Night Falls Forever, this time via Concord Records.
Giants & Pilgrims - Biography
As a collaborating married couple Betony is primarily an artist and Tim a musician. Under the name Giants and pilgrims they've created 2 art and music projects: Almanac No. 1 and the newly released "Becoming" (an album and a series of paintings.)
Like most creatives Giants and pilgrims like to wander from their fields, creating outside of the usual bounds. But all their work is with lots of friends, professionals, even their children.
Alongside music and art they've also explored apothecary, home curriculums, clothing, household items, scholarships and artist development (Gertrude), experiential events (beer and hymns), religious studies (early weather), recipes, blogging, etc.
Giants & Pilgrims is the creative arcade of Tim and Betony Coons
As a collaborating married couple Betony is primarily a visual artist and Tim a musician. Under the name Giants and Pilgrims they create projects together.
Although the work is primarily from Tim and Betony all their endeavors include lots of friends, professionals, and even their children.
Like most creatives Giants and Pilgrims like to wander from their fields, creating outside of the usual bounds.
Alongside music and art they've also explored apothecary, home curriculums, clothing, household bric-a-brac, scholarships and artist development (Gertrude), experiential events (beer and hymns), religious studies, recipes, blogging, etc.
Welcome to the creative arcade. Take your time and enjoy.
The Bright Silence - Biography
Colorado born singer Kevin Johnston founded Bright Silence (which MTV's John Norris calls "Rousing, anthemic and remarkably intimate") in Brooklyn in 2010. Emerging from NYC's open-mic-singer/songwriter scene, Johnston has performed original songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live, worked with Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Ros) singing a 2-month-long piece of music at NYC's New Museum and performed to a sold-out Red Rocks crowd with Ian Cooke Band paying tribute to Prince. Between frequent European tours, long stays in Germany and the release of their sophomore album Time Is New (w/ guitarist Kirk Schoenherr & bassist Tim Lappin of Chet Faker aka Nick Murphy) and drummer Zach Jones (Sting, Secret Someones, A Great Big World). The new Denver chapter of Bright Silence are excited to be digging back into the Colorado music scene in support of Time Is New which Bandwagon Magazine calls “wide-eyed, optimistic, frequently lifting into pure moments of rapture”.
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