FRESH PROSPECTSFrank & Dependent / Ethan Thompson / Brave Elephant
Fresh Prospects is a showcase of the best up-and-coming college artists throughout Boston, at Berklee and beyond.
Frank & Dependent, a six-piece indie-folk rock band started in Boston, brought together musical influences from different genres of music and different parts of the country. Combining styles from punk, rock, folk, classical, and metal, Frank & Dependent creates a sound both fun and unique. Their energetic yet sophisticated live performances sound as good, if not better, than their studio recordings.
Ethan Thompson is a Montana native now living in Boston and attending Berklee College of Music as a songwriting major. His music is uplifting, refreshing, and sincerely delivered. His style ranges from soft folk and jazz to pop rock and a taste of hip-hop. He writes his music with "a positive outlook on life" and always leaves his listeners in a better mood than they had when they walked in the door.
Brave Elephant is an indie psych folk/rock outfit formed in the fall of 2010 by singer-songwriter Matt Quinn and drummer Lucas McGuire. Often drawing comparisons to bands like Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses, Brave Elephant's thought-provoking lyrics and throwback arrangements make them an extremely exciting young band. Quinn's emotive and raspy vocals effortlessly switch between deep vibrato and clear falsetto, perfectly bring the emotion of their songs to life. The band recently released Old Enough To Repay - Young Enough To Sell, a seven-track album available for download at braveelephant.com.