José Oyola & the Astronauts
Drawing inspiration from a love of outer space and thoughtful appreciation of the human experience, Jose Oyola & The Astronauts craft multi-dimensional, bilingual indie rock with a psychedelic edge. Based out of New Haven, Connecticut, JOATA has shared the stage with Explosions in the Sky, Bear Hands, The Stepkids, Miniature Tigers, The Dear Hunter, Moving Mountains, Sage Francis, Cage, and Ceschi. The dual singles off of their upcoming sophomore album, 'Hologram,' will be released in August in both Spanish and English. 'Hologram' will be released this coming November under Purebred Records.
Big Waves / Small Waves, the debut record from NY based Colombian-born pop outfit Salt Cathedral is set for release in 2017. Pop songs with a tropical flare, the album features collaborations with dancehall legend Assassin (best known for his recent appearances on Kendrick Lamar's 'The Blacker The Berry') dub pioneer Lee Scratch Perry and Matisyahu. With over ten million streams on Spotify, Salt Cathedral is poised to be one of the most exciting emerging acts of 2017.
Onstage, the band combines live instrumentals, electronics, and choreographed lighting to create an immersive environment of "crackling energy" (Pitchfork).
Tall Juan (Solo)
Whether it's 'Punk', 'Garage, 'Rock' or whatever, one thing is for sure. Argentinian born/Far Rockaway transplant Tall Juan has managed to evade labels and put out songs that only a Latin Elvis inspired by the Ramones could deliver. Short, fast, and packed with Attitude. Tall Juan's lyrics are autobiographical nuggets about everything from drug addiction, the perils of dating, to living in Queens.
Fernandito Ferrer has been a young pioneer among the new breed of singer-songwriters in Puerto Rico. He first appeared on stage in Lares '97 and from then on has been known all around the Island and abroad. Ferrer draws from the Nueva Trova giants of the '70s but has also developed his own language within his work. His percussive guitar technique and impressive vocal abilities together with the good use of subtle yet powerful melody and poetic imagery puts this small-towner's music in a much wider context. His style is best compared to the works of Tracy Chapman, Annie D'Franco, Jorge Drexler, Silvio Rodriguez and Nick Drake