Frances Rose, Mobley, Oracles
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Growing up in the Hudson River Valley, New York electro-pop outfit Frances Rose consists of Sarah Frances and Michelle Rose Cagianese. As dual vocalists, songwriters, and producers, the sisters are known for a dynamic sound which deftly blends a wide range of influences including R&B, indie rock, grunge, and contemporary chart-pop.
Cutting vocals in the woods behind his college dorm. Mixing in the backseat of a sedan. Sneaking into the music department after hours to teach himself to play new instruments (and sneaking out before the faculty arrived in the morning). From the start, Mobley's work has been marked by solitude, ingenuity, and a drive that could only be called obsessive. Whether you experience his music on record or at one of his live shows (on stage, he's electric), the passion is palpable. Mobley grew up all over the world, from the Spanish Mediterranean to the California coast. Perhaps it's because of this itinerant childhood that he finds it so hard to sit still.
Over the last few years, he's composed dozens of pieces for stage and television, played 150+ national tour dates (with the likes of JUNGLE, Mutemath, & Wavves and at festivals like Savannah Stopover and Float Fest), and recorded (then scrapped) two whole albums in pursuit of the songs that would become his forthcoming full-length debut, Fresh Lies. The album, on which Mobley plays every instrument, defies easy classification, drawing liberally (often simultaneously) from indie rock, R&B, and pop sensibilities. He's equally at home on a playlist next to The Weeknd and TV on the Radio alike, while his electronic, dub-dabbling production style calls to mind the intricate work of artists like James Blake and Thom Yorke.
ΩRACLES are Joshua, Nils, Hanitra, Dennis and Niklas. They formed in Berlin in 2013. Although this is the first time they’ve all gotten together in one band, the ferments of love and shared musical passions long preceded Oracles. Hairy psychedelia and shoegaze, the streaming motorische repetition of Krautrock and early electronica, Highlife, Afrobeat and its pop derivates and classic West End and SalSoul era Disco have all left their deep mark and find their way into Oracles, one way or another – in vocal harmonies, the ubiquitous percussion, the dances, the washes of synth and tape, in a blissful yet somber warmth like a bonfire on a pitchblack and deserted plain. Their first six songs were recorded in various homes in Germany at various times of day and night of Summer and Fall 2013.