2013 Music

Belk Boys is one of William Busbee’s projects. We have had the pleasure of having William play at every incarnation of Indie Grits so far.

Burnt Books is a band comprised of ex-members of legendary hardcore bands Guyana Punch Line, Thank God, & Tunguska.  They play music that is guaranteed to get you moving.

Dent May writes and records homemade pop music in Mississippi, where he was born in 1985.  He began songwriting at age 12. Feeling like an outsider in Mississippi, he retreated to the Internet, where he spent his time soaking in pop music and culture from around the globe.He has put out records on labels such as Forest Family and Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks.

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Dog Bite  is the project of Atlanta’s Phil Jones, Dog Bite’s dreamy jangle and confidently composed melodies were initially worked out with an acoustic guitar on the road, while Jones was touring with Washed Out as a keyboardist. He recently finished a tour with Toro y Moi, and has a new record Velvet Changes out on Carpark Records.

Happiness Bomb creates loud music to accompany crazy puppets that are performed during their songs, or as they put it “‘Wamp metal puppet operas.”

The Okee Dokee Brothers are an Emmy Award-winning Americana Folk music duo consisting of Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing. The group writes and performs family friendly  music meant to get children and their parents to appreciate nature.

People Person is the brainchild of Jessica Oliver, the stylish buzzpop of People Person combines 60′s girl-group melodies with buzzing feedback and spare, driving percussion. People Person’s first demo, Swimming For Keeps, was released in 2011.  In 2013, People Person will release Dumb Supper, featuring full band re-interpretations of Swimming‘s endearing sound as well as several brand-new songs.

The Royal Tinfoil are a band from Charleston, SC.  An unlikely pair of poetic swindlers (and fake cousins) from Charleston SC, Lily Slay and Lamont “Mackie” Boles put snappy rhythm and witty melody on a sleazy tale with their debut studio release, Well Water Communion. From nearly dead lovers and bourbon-soaked scamps to pesky little devils and toenail-collecting stalkers, the two storytellers romanticize the follies and blunders of themselves and their friends, both imaginary and real. 

Say Brother  is easily one of the most fun live bands you will ever see.  Pat Wall from the Free Times probably said it best, “In a way, Say Brother is kind of an anachronism: These are young dudes playing decidedly old music, music heavily rooted in the blues, old-time country and early rock ‘n’ roll but delivered with drunken, punk rock swagger and barn jam conviction. “

Those Lavender Whales uses pop melodies and folksy instruments to have a conversation with its fans. Aaron Graves began recording songs under the band’s name in 2003. Tomahawk of Praise is the band’s first full length album and was released in 2012. Graves is now accompanied by band mates Jessica Bornick, Chris Gardner, and Patrick Wall.

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