Fox & Coyote – www.foxandcoyote.com
Fox & Coyote’s “Scattered Shadows on a Double Bed” is a sonic panorama – juxtaposing hushed confessions with raging guitar solos, thick cello crescendos with existential howls. Lyrically, the songs are self-critical, romantic, anxious, and sincere. With “Scattered Shadows on a Double Bed,” Fox & Coyote showcases their most ambitious work yet.
Pony – www.ponyfolk.com
Pony is a folk rock band out of NE Minneapolis, drawing on a wide variety of influences. Combining the vocal stylings of harmony-driven melodies with rich layers of percussion, finger-style guitars, bass synth, and violin, the music seeks to both honor the roots that it draws upon while paving new ground in compositional experimentation and tonal innovation. The sound strives to find the balance between sublime and exciting.