WILD (adj): uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure. YAWP (noun): a raucous noise; a a cry; a shout. Wild Yawp is known for frontwoman Emily Bielagus’s powerful vocals and fiercely feminist lyrics, backed by the Kim Deal-inspired basslines of Sid Solomon and Reba Hasko’s lively, danceable punk rock percussion. Their first EP, Demo, was released in April 2017. Since then, they have shared the stage with artists such as Sarah Landeau of the Julie Ruin, Mal Blum, Sammus, and Mal Devisa. Wild Yawp wrote original music for (and is featured performing in) the upcoming film The Miseducation of Cameron Post (this year’s Sundance Film Fest Grand Jury Prize winner). The Brooklyn-based band is currently working with Gravesend Recordings (Ava Luna, Palehound, Vagabon) on their forthcoming album, If They Come For Me.
Swimming Bell's music is based in folk, but with an experimental spin. She plays mostly electric, but builds upon her songs using acoustic guitar and vocal loops to create expansive harmonies, rhythms, and atmosphere. About her first album, The Huffington Post says, “The Golden Heart is charming and delightful, full of infectious melodies, shimmering harmonies and pungent, pulsing rhythms.” Brooklyn Vegan calls it “ …a lush, mid-’70s California vibe.” Paste Magazine says that The Golden Heart is “…mesmerizing. It's five songs and each one of them is worthy of a listen.”
daniprobably is two-piece indie rock with a pop edge, dreaming up songs about movies and quantum mechanics, the Kids in the Hall, falling in love on the dance floor and everything in between.
The longtime moniker for solo performances by Danielle Capalbo (vocals and guitar, ex-Quiet Giant), daniprobably expanded in summer 2018 to include Adam Benson, who plays drums and sings bass. Together they move deftly from riffy garage earworms and yawping, snarling vocals to lush-landscape ballads built on loops and soul melodies.
daniprobably has opened most recently for Thin Lips and Grace Vonderkuhn, and released their debut music video on February 1—a reimagining of The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World.” In 2017, Vanyaland premiered daniprobably's cover of "American Girl."