Them Are Us Too was formed in the Bay Area by friends Kennedy Ashlyn and Cash Askew in 2012 after meeting at school. Fast friends with an appreciation for the same music and art, they recorded a demo and began performing intimate and memorable gigs on the west coast. They quickly gained a cult following as word spread about their youthful, innocent, and fresh take on the revered 80s dream pop and shoegaze sound, and Kennedy Ashlyn’s voice was immediately compared to Elizabeth Fraser, Kate Bush, and Harriet Wheeler – while Cash Askew’s washes of intricate guitar felt akin to Robin Guthrie, Ronny Moorings, or Kevin Shields. Their music felt familiar but new, nostalgic, and heartbreaking, with songs delivered simply and earnestly.
Kate Renegade has just finished recording their sophomore album, New Unquiet Life, with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio.
Paul Smith Stewart is a professional musician and music educator. He has recorded and performed with many different artists, but is best known for his work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Beginning in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and successfully released four albums on their independent record label, When It Hits Records.
A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, he is expected to release his second EP, Renewal, in the spring of 2018.
What do you do after releasing your 100th album? You release your 101st.