YOU MAY WANT TO LISTEN TO...HARVEST RECORDS Harvest Records is a sub label of Capitol Music Group, but takes on an independent approach. Founded in 1968, the Hollywood based label covers artists in both the United States and United Kingdom and is home to diverse indie and experimental bands like Matt and Kim, TV On The Radio, Arthur Beatrice, the New Basement Tapes, BANKS, Best Coast, Glass Animals, Harriet and Death Grips. Harvest built up their name with impressive artists in the music industry such as Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Duran Duran and Iron Maiden and is creating a legacy with a number of eclectic, upbeat up-and-comers.
With a relatively short life span of four years, Glass Animals has already produced a magnetic debut album that has received significant amounts of praise and recognition. With 130 shows and seven million plays on Spotify, ZABA was an undeniable favorite in 2015 with the hit “Gooey.” Glass Animals has not announced any upcoming tour dates for the new year but is currently working on a sophomore album. They recently released a single titled “Lose Control” with Joey Bada$$ as a rap cameo in October. Their offbeat, yet laid-back style is perfect for festival season, and their success has bought them time slots at Austin City Limits and Coachella. L I S T E N T O “Cocoa Hooves”
Alex Casnoff, formerly the keyboardist in Dawes, left the Americana band to front his own project, Harriet. The band just released their debut album, American Appetite, in January 2016, which was the follow-up to a single EP. When Casnoff is not playing music, he is teaching tennis lessons and scoring commercials on the side. Harriet is quite different from the genre that Casnoff played in with Dawes. It is more eclectic—a fusion of genres that sound similar to Elton John and Dutch Uncles. American Appetite is almost before its time, with a nostalgic, synthetic sound mixed with modern musical technology. The band had a difficult time finding a label that they clicked with and did not settle until Harvest Records showed interest in them. L I S T E N T O “Inheritance”
Electronic, experimental rap group Death Grips is the effort of vocalist Stefan Burnett, keyboardist Andy Morin and drummer Zach Hill. No Love Deep Web was the follow-up to The Money Store, both released in 2012. Death Grips wastes no time releasing music when they are feeling inspired. Government Plates tailed close behind in 2014, along with 2015’s The Powers That B. The Sacramento, California trio just announced they will be playing at Coachella alongside headliners Calvin Harris, the 1975, Miike Snow, Major Lazer and Sia. Death Grips regrouped after previously stating the possibility of a hiatus, but their fifth studio album, Bottomless Pit, is expected to be released within the next year. L I S T E N T O “I’ve Seen Footage”
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Published on Feb 7, 2016