Stokeswood, Folly Dean, Spies On Bikes
On New Years Day New World Brewery kicks off 2012 by welcoming Atlanta’s own Stokeswood to warm up the University of Georgia faithful as their football team prepares to compete in the Outback Bowl. The quintet creates electro-coustic compositions that recall the manic energy of Mute Math while maintaining a commitment to pop songcraft and instantaneously memorable melodies á la Coldplay or Mat Kearney.
Nathan Cochran brings his Spies On Bikes project to provide beats that are simultaneously abrasive, dingy, and alarmingly captivating. Currently at work on his debut EP, his redux of Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” and original songs like “Watch Your Step” and “Home” showcase a producer with the ability to meld samples into sonic works of art that feel as cozy in the red and they do in the quiet realms of the equalizer.
Stokeswood’s sound is full of sonically integrated electric and acoustic guitar, piano, organ, synth and percussion. Their songs are so layered and euphonious, you’ll find yourself playing the music over and over just to catch all of the idiosyncrasies found within it -The Silver Tongue Stokeswood’s independent release, Carassia is like a sonic excursion between the lines of a poet’s story-telling prowess. Thoughtful introspection on the human condition is amplified and challenged by the layered accents of electroacoustic guitars, pianos, synths, strings and drums. The soulful and captivating vocals of Adam Patterson carry each melody flawlessly through the rhythms and musical harmonies of each track. From start to finish, the album sparkles with intelligent musicality and impressive originality that sets Stokeswood apart from any other band out there right now.