CARRAMAE is a brand new group headed up by bassist, singer and songwriter Sylvia Rose Novak and born of her desire to break away from what she felt was “expected” of her as a woman in the Southeastern U.S. The result is a showcase of her lyrical prowess and fluid approach to bass set to big drums and loud guitars. The songs themselves echo the flair and attitude of bands like Jimmy Eat World (Adkins is Novak’s personal hero) and serve to establish the next stage of her career in the scene she was made to be a part of.
A.M. Rodriguez is a DIY Country/Folk singer-songwriter based out of rural Georgia. During 2020 Rodriguez tracked a three-album trilogy that's currently in post-production. For 2021, as he begins the slow return to live music, Rodriguez is working on a new project throughout the year: the monthly tracking and subsequent releasing of a new recording of an original tune.
Working as his own producer and the sole performer on each track (released on Bandcamp at the beginning of the month and hitting streaming services after), Rodriguez's production style borrows vintage engineering techniques from the 1950s and 1960s, and meets them with modern twists, particularly focused on his experimenting with synthesizer textures and tones. Put another way: A classic country skeleton wrapped in the warble of lo-fi tape echo--a stoned-out mummy with literary intent.
Rodriguez's hardcore side project, Reptilian American, was featured on season one of the Last Podcast Network's No Dogs in Space ("The Dead Kennedy's Part V"). It was written almost entirely on bass guitar.