Omar Rodriguez Lopez finds it impossible to slow down. The former Mars Volta guitarist is going full blast on his new project, Bosnian Rainbows, mere months after the Mars Volta break-up announcement. The band, a collaboration with Teri Gender Bender, Deantoni Parks, and Nicci Kasper, is releasing its first album June 25.
Prog-pop powerhouse Tera Melos has a brand-new album, X’ed Out, and it happens to be one of our favorites of the week. Watch the boys of the power trio go Powerpuff Girls in this bizarre video for “Bite,” and then make plans to catch the band’s month-plus national tour, which starts today.
Henry Kohen, also known as Mylets, has been hanging out at Sargent House since February as the artist in residence. Now, as part of the label’s Glassroom video series, he has released “Ampersand,” from his first full-length to be recorded later this year. Check it out try to keep track of his array of pedals, flying fingers, and drum-machine abuse.
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Named after the historic home where its offices reside, Sargent House isn’t your ordinary music company. It’s a management company but also a record label — and houses a PR company (US/Them Group), a video-production site (Terroreyes TV), and, now, a licensing and music-supervision division (1656 Music).
Situated between Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, Sargent House is all of these things, and its owner and founder, Cathy Pellow, isn’t your ordinary businessperson either. From her beginnings as a 20-year-old representing fashion photographers in New York, to her role as a film producer and talent-boutique owner, to creating a music-television show and commissioning videos for Island and Atlantic Records, Pellow holds an unusual pedigree for an indie-label head.