With two self- released EPs, and an official release soon to come, Fezant, an electronic duo based in Oakland, sounds like mainstream dance pop filtered through the dark lens of a Vangelis film score. A restricted palette of analog synths, unadorned vocals, and drum machine beats serves to create songs that are at once immediate [...]
Brynn Metheney is a freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Oakland, California. She specializes in creature and animal illustration for the game and entertainment industry, as well as fantasy and sci-fi illustration for books and magazines.
Named for the narcotic opium tincture used medicinally, Oakland-based doom outfit Laudanum pound out some seriously mood-destroying sludge, with Becky Hawk’s massive drumming powering the lumbering wrecking ball and ex-Graves at Sea vocalist Nathan Misterek streaking some corrosive rust over everything with his tortured screaming. [audio:http://www.javelinpr.com/crustcake/audio/laudanum_invoke.mp3]