We’re continuing out virtual trip across America in search of great sounds from each state! This time our eyes and ears are on Rhode Island, which is also happened to be thee place for upcoming IHN fest!
For RI edition of our Post-Independence Marathon we brought in one of the best experts on the subject of local music – Andrea Feldman, editor of Warped Reality Magazine. Here are her picks for favorite bands out of Rhode Island / Providence:
Serious band from Providence.
Downtown Boys. La Neve. Public Historian.
Sisters Willa & Glenna Van Nostrand grew up together on a small farm singing and dancing the days away.
American indie rock band from Providence, Rhode Island, formed in 2012. Began as a solo project of Jocie Adams formerly a member of The Low Anthem. Arc Iris is a power trio: Jocie Adams (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Zach Tenorio-Miller (keyboards, vocals), and Raymond Belli (drums)
As 5-piece band, The Huntress and Holder of Hands builds harmony, string and bass-driven pieces influenced by Post-Metal, Blues and Americana, offering an intense musical experience that explores love, loss, power and strength.
Providence, Rhode Island’s Adam Morosky pours modular synthesis, drum machines, found sounds and spoken prose into dense, hot compositions, then squints delightedly at the results. His methodology is a tug of war between chaos and control, allowing stray sounds to cycle off at random, but giving them space to work their way back into the fabric.
Louis Pattison, The Wire
In a pre-post-feminist rage-fueled dystopia, Providence, RI’s Whore Paint claims a Riff Rock/No Wave/Crooner Shred hybrid as the only suitable expression of political discontent, borderline social anxiety, occasional violent outbursts, sexual discernment, periodic bouts of euphoria, & whatever that feeling is you get after a good high five.