Paper Anthem is a four-piece, emotive art rock band with songs weaving together themes of mythology, ancient civilizations and common heartbreak. The brainchild of Seattle, WA twenty-something Joseph Hitchcock, who didn't choose the name until 2014, began as an emotional outlet in the year prior when Hitchcock started playing shows to mostly empty bars. April of 2015 finally saw the release of By Ghosts, a collection of songs Hitchcock claims were given to him by a haunted piano. Within one month of its release, By Ghosts had already been added to the libraries and playlists of over one hundred fifteen college and independent radio stations in North America.
Live video of 'Hills Hills Hills':https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4RA3geLz2M
The psychedelic folk duo Manybest combines the depth of haunting harmony, the simplicity of a fusion of acoustic folk instruments and classic electric guitar, and the edge of poetic words in a trying time for America. Conor and Kaeley's songs are built upon years of partnership through unique hardship. Shortly after meeting and combining forces in a band in Washington, D.C., Kaeley fell ill and the two continued to collaborate remotely across the country for two years. Now back in person in the Pacific Northwest, their challenging experiences only bolster their new sound and the accompanying message.
Clay Bed Submersible is a dreamy, three-piece bed rock band from Portland, Oregon founded by Bend-born singer/songwriter Keegan Leonberg, who began the project on his own in 2014.