Combining the carefree, sunny pop of 1970s disco with modern electro, Rich Aucoin creates hip and vibrant party music. The Halifax, Canada-native debuted in 2007 with the Personal Publication EP, which was well-received in Canadian electropop circles. Aucoin claims that over 500 Canadian musicians lent a hand on the album and that he recorded it at various spots all over the country. If that's indeed true, it'd certainly fall in line with the festive, dance party free-for-all spirit of the recordings. For his live show, Aucoin expands to a lively full-band format with live drums, synths, guitar and group vocals.
Based in Pennsylvania, Title Fight is a rock band that combines elements of pop punk, emo and melodic hardcore into its sound. The band formed as a three-piece group in 2003 that included brothers Ned and Ben Russin on bass and drums as well as guitarist and vocalist Jamie Rhoden. Title Fight added guitarist Shane Moran shortly before recording a string of demos, a split record and a couple of EPs. After a successful tour with New Found Glory and adding more tones of melodic hardcore to its sound, the band signed with SideOneDummy Records and finally released its debut album Shed, in 2011, followed shortly after with 2012's Floral Green.
Based in Brooklyn, Celestial Shore crafts a sun-dazed space rock sound, much like its name suggest. However, the group allows the grittier flavors of its hometown to season its songs, ultimately filtering its music through a polluted, urbanized lens that give its otherwise breezy tunes a distant, faraway feeling. Celestial shore released its debut album, 10x in 2013, before fully mastering its contradictory sound on the 2014 offering, Enter Ghost.