“The neo-soul is STRONG with this quintet — watching them onstage (and they're definitely a live band) is an education in peristalsis as each of them extracts nutrients from the sound. Their fundamental affection for Elliott Smith and Wilco shines through in both the steady-eyed, phrase-conscious songcraft and the lid-bursting turns of filigree. More often than not, however, the ensemble kinks into hyperspatial, cardinal modes: D'Angelo (harmony like roux; telepathic rhythm), St. Vincent (secret, sur-pop dance; pedaled leads that nonetheless feel absolutely naked), and many more. Together they declare a project in psychedelic soul, a chamber concern with no small share in the sincere. Hear their debut album “Loves You” at Madam West.” - Pete Longofono, BIG FIGMENT (Source: Madamwest.com)
Madam West writes driving, tightly-arranged songs from the intersection of mind and gut. Here are grooves to match your exquisite hips to, and characters to love or hate with equal parts gusto. If you listen closely, you'll detect odd chords to nod in or out of accord with, shiny synths and loops to wrap your brain around, and a few vocal leaps of faith.
The debut LP "Loves You", the EP (not pictured), and a compilation of singles are available for purchase and download at Madam West's Bandcamp. (Source: Bandcamp)
If you live in NYC, Ontario is always performing at local performance venues, so don't miss the opportunity and check him out. Stay tuned for his sets and upcoming new music. His soulful style will leave an addicting melody in your head. His recent project titled - Dancin' has so far reached over 10,000 plays on soundcloud.
From Justo's Bandcamp - Justo Ontario has a voice that’s both strong and vulnerable. His low croon glides over top of every track, leaving every listener with a deeply embedded feeling of satisfaction. This combined with mellow beats & easy transitions, easily give’s Justo the ability to reach everyone from the [anti-mainstream music] coffee-shop hipsters to the radio programmed music-heads.
From growing buzz out of Virginia, to performing all over the country, including two nationally televised performances, one, the National Anthem at a San Antonio Spurs game against the Utah Jazz and the other, the Star Spangled Banner at a L.A Clippers vs L.A Lakers game, Brandon Jarod mesmerizes audiences with his extreme guitar talent. Freestyling the guitar behind his back, over his head, and even with his mouth, Brandon Jarod is an automatic favorite by anyone who has seen him play. Currently residing on the east coast, Brandon Jarod continues to focus his music career by giving back to the community and teaching kids, by collaborating with other artists on projects and those upcoming, and also by working on his solo projects that we are effing excited to stay tuned for.
Below is a soundcloud link to a recent project co-produced by Brandon Jarod and Gabe Niles from Sunny & Gabe.