When Tor Miller was 12 years old, his parents moved from Manhattan to New Jersey where he enrolled in a new school near his new home. He channeled his grief for his old life and his alienation from his new one into music. He described his daily commutes with his mother and musical experiences in them by saying, "she would drop me off and I’d sit for about half an hour, waiting for school to open, listening to the music she had given me – Ziggy Stardust, Elton John’s greatest hits, Fleetwood Mac – on my iPod. I listened to those records pretty much nonstop, up and back. And that was the point when I started writing my own songs.”
Like many great albums do, Miller's new release closes on his current favorite called "Stampede." The ongoing glut of truly talented singer-songwriters will never become a fallow stable, but Miller has leap-frogged that pen and positioned himself comfortably on the outside, looking above and beyond its obvious limitations.
Sean McVerry is a composer and singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn, NY. Blending folk song sensibility with overdriven drum-machines, warbling synths, and intertwining guitars, he has defined his aesthetic as a songwriter and performer. His creative palette mirrors his eclectic body of work, seeking inspiration from The Beach Boys, LCD Soundsystem, and Paul Simon, to Ravel and Brian Eno. His first EP, titled Hourglass Switchboard 1 was released in January 2016. McVerry coproduces all of his songs with longtime friend and collaborator Elite (Dreamville, J. Cole, Ruff Ryders). The followup to Hourglass Switchboard 1 is set to release during summer 2016.