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Alfred Hitchcock presents AKUYOU ★ STARFIGHTER ★ HIGHRIDERS ★ POWERKOMPANY ★ HUDSON K
AkuYou is a project that began with Kim Chee and Clara Clamp. Started in the summer of 2008 with the thought of just putting out as much music as we can. Everything was recorded at home.
Now we are a full live band with Shane Patrick, Zach Hollback, Ryan Taylor.
Starfighter blends elements from the past and future.
Powerkompany's debut LP, I Am More Than This (available now on Mazarine Records), is futuristic, nostalgic, electric—singer Marie Davon’s voice cascades like a waterfall one minute and the next punctures eardrums as if Cupid’s arrow to an unsuspecting heart. It is Dolly Parton’s frail warble filtered through Warhol’s Factory, the sound of tiny incandescent angels trapped like butterflies in a moonshine mason jar. On the new record, it's as if the band conjured 1960s Phil Spector, held a gun to his head and demanded he update the Wall of Sound for a new generation. I Am More Than This is propelled by loping beats, bounding through cinematic vistas of a New South. The album’s fragile, triumphant daydream pop and fanciful Catherine-wheel anthems illuminate man, woman and machine with acoustic serenity and cacophonous synths. Together Davon and bandmate Andrew Heaton are scientists, alchemists, creative escapists. Before they formed Powerkompany, they played with other notable Athens, Ga., bands: Davon, orchestra pop outfit Venice Is Sinking; and Heaton, full-tilt bluegrass project Packway Handle Band. Bridging the divergent worlds of indie rock and Americana, the two found each others’ muses in full synch.
Hudson K is the sound of passion unleashed by the multi-talented duo, Christina Horn and Nate Barrett. Born from years of classical training and technical refinement, Horn’s determined grit and adventurous spirit has driven the evolution of Hudson K over the past six years to create an experience that swings seamlessly between the branches of synth-heavy experimental meta-rock, pop-dance tunes, and powerful soul-searing ballads.
With their national debut, Ouroboros and the Black Dove, Hudson K has cemented the sound they have been building on stages across the eastern states.
“This album is about pushing the borders of our music and ourselves as artists and people,” says Horn, “it’s about honoring our growth as well as our roots to see how vulnerable we can become in our craft. This is album is about losing yourself and finding yourself. It’s about recovery and reclamation.” Ouroboros and the Black Dove is a visceral, cathartic, and, at times, upbeat album that makes a bold statement: This is Hudson K.
“We put is all on the line in this album,” says Horn. “It really started with I got a message from Jason [Rubal] out of the blue. It said, Mark my words: Some day, I will make your album.”
Under the guidance of internationally-renowned producer, Jason Rubal, and his team at Seventh Wave Studios, Horn and Barrett found the courage to dive deep in this brave, genre bending musical mosaic, Ouroboros and the Black Dove, available early Spring 2013.
When they aren’t on the road, Hudson K calls their scruffy city, Knoxville (TN), home.