List of Sniffling Indie Kids artists
|List of Sniffling Indie Kids artists|
Consisting initially of bands that shared a rehearsal space in Montclair, New Jersey, Sniffling Indie Kids grew to sign bands they often watched or played alongside of, such as Sink Tapes, dollys and YJY. All of the groups are regional to North and Central Jersey. After the label began working with Mint 400 Records on the album Creases in 2015, several artists were jointly signed by both labels. As of 2019, there have been over twenty artists signed to Sniffling Indie Kids.
- Adam and the Plants, an indie rock band from Montclair, New Jersey.
- All Sensory Void, a psychedelic rock project of Eric Goldberg, from New Jersey.
- C.R. and the Degenerates, a rock and alt-country band from Montclair, New Jersey.
- Delicate Flowers, an indie rock band from new Jersey.
- Haunt Club, an emo rock band from New Jersey. Their debut album, the seven-track Volume One, was released on cassette and digital download with Sniffling Indie Kids on 30 November 2017. A review by James Damion in Jersey Beat says the songs "should be featured in an episode of Twin Peaks, Stranger Things or X-Files. Complete with reverb, fuzz, distortion and vocal refrains, "Ghosts" opens just as the title might suggest, creeping into your conscience slowly and gently before exploding like a car bomb." Their second album, Invisible Man, was released on 31 October 2018.
- Ice Giant, an alternative and indie pop project by Keith Williams from New Jersey. The debut four-track EP SADBOI/FUCCBOI was mixed by Max Rauch, and released on 25 February 2015. A review from Speak Into My Good Eye calls the lead track "Blondie" an "alluring launch point to the ear worm melodies and melancholy descriptors of a tortured existence floating ahead."
- John Cozz, a pop and punk folk musician from Nutley, New Jersey. Cozz's music is compared to Pavement, Parquet Courts and Deep State. He self-released the albums Fall Into Place or Pieces on 20 December 2015, and Salt Pepper Ketchup on vinyl on 13 January 2017. In an interview with The Aquarian Weekly, Cozz describes Salt Pepper Ketchup as "very personal [with] lyrically driven songs," adding that it is musically "all over the place[,] there's some emo sounding stuff, some folky sounding stuff, some noise stuff and even some spoken word." After signing with Sniffling Indie Kids in 2017, they released the four-track EP H.A.G.S. on 27 October 2017. In 2018, Cozz released the EP Look Its a Guy with An Acoustic Guitar!.
- Ken De Poto, a rock musician from New Jersey. He released the debut eight-track album, entitled Bad Man, on 2 August 2016. A Pirate! press release says De Poto "takes stock of the past few years of his life in a deeply personal statement, playing all the instruments on the album himself," and it draws comparison to the music of Black Pistol Fire, White Denim and Band of Skulls. De Poto performed at the 2016 North Jersey Indie Rock Festival. He also appears on the LKFFCT album Dawn Chorus. The single "My Sweet Lover" was released on 3 November 2017.
- LKFFCT, a rock group from Montclair, New Jersey.
- Mutual Interest, an indie rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey.
- NGHTCRWLRS, a rock group from New Jersey.
- Professor Caveman, a rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Quality Living, an alternative and indie rock band from Ringwood, New Jersey. Their music draws comparison to Metronomy, Yeasayer, Two Door Cinema Club and Passion Pit. Quality Living's debut album Quality Living was released with Sniffling Indie Kids on 22 July 2016, and is described as "chock full of silky swinging anthems." They performed at the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival on 23 September 2017, and released the singles "Oh No" and "Death Toll" that year. In 2018, they released the single "Alcohol Store."
- Rocky & the Chapter, an alternative rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Rosey Bengal, an indie rock and alt-country band from Bloomfield, New Jersey.
- Secretary Legs, a three-piece garage and indie punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band formed in 2016, and consists of bassist and vocalist KG Gogan, guitarist Dashiell Coombs, and drummer and vocalist Eric Truchan. Their debut five-track EP, entitled A Demonstration, was released on 9 June 2015. Secretary Legs' second EP, the four-track Summer Hiatus, was released on 19 August 2016, and was recorded by Eric Bennett and Erik Kase Romero at Lakehouse Recording Studio in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Both were released by their own label Viking on Campus Records. After signing with Sniffling Indie Kids, Secretary Legs released the twelve-track debut album Cool Myths on compact disc and digital download, on 2 March 2018. The song "Kind of You" features Marissa Paternoster on guitar. Jim Appio of CoolDad Music describes it as having "power-pop-influenced sound[,] with Gogan's vocal bolstered by the combination of over-driven guitars, prominent drums and subtle backing "ooo ooos."" They performed at the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival on 6 October 2018.
- Shred Flintstone, a punk rock and blues trio from New Jersey, that draw comparison to the music of Wavves, Deerhunter and Ty Segall. They released their debut five-track EP Cartoon Physics with Sniffling Indie Kids, on 19 March 2017, and it was produced by Max Rauch. The song "Buggin'" is described by CoolDad Music as "groovy [and] two minutes of rapid-fire lyrics and bounce-along guitar." Shred Flintstone performed at the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival on 23 September 2017. The single "SCALPS" was released on 18 April 2018, before their second full-length album, the nine-track They're Not There was released on compact disc and digital download, on 18 May 2018. The album is described as an "undercurrent of anxiety and unease filtered through the exterior of catchy So-Cal-influenced punk rock."
- Smock, a psychedelic rock band from New Jersey. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Jesse Benicaso, guitarist Zachery Craven Inkley, drummer Dee Morris and bassist Cameron Smith. A Pirate! press release calls Smock a "must-listen for anyone with a predilection for mystic, doomy, desert/stoner rock," and they draw comparison to the music of Queens of the Stone Age, Ty Segall, Black Flag and Thee Oh Sees. Their first release is the single "Chug" with Sniffling Indie Kids on 1 September 2017, with production by Max Rauch. Smock's four-track EP, entitled Interstellar Nobody, was released on 15 June 2018. Melted describes the EP as "balanc[ing] psychedelic elements and surf rock subtleties [and] in the end producing a fascinating and frenzied soundtrack of melodic chaos." They performed at the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival on 6 October 2018, and the song "Chug" was performed live for BalconyTV, on 28 February 2019.
- Sink Tapes, an indie rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Subtitles, a grunge and post punk three-piece from Newark, New Jersey, that formed in 2014. It consists of bassist and backing vocalist Brian Roy, guitarist and vocalist Russell Payan, and drummer, vocalist and keyboardist Ben Petty. Subtitles' music is described as containing "light guitar riffs that create a soft and sweet vibe to songs that are thematically, at times, much darker than they initially seem." They released the four-track Subtitles in 2014, and the four-track Ephemera and a split cassette tape with cranes are flying, in 2015. In 2016, they released the two-song Left/overs. Subtitles' released the four-track EP Modicum with Sniffling Indie Kids, on 12 January 2018. New Jersey Racket says the song "View from the Bleachers" showcases "Payan's serene vocals [which] shift from comforting to haunting as the chorus echoes on [with] jangling riffs and brisk tempo."
- The Vaughns, an indie pop rock band from Springfield, New Jersey.
- Well Wisher, an indie pop group from Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Former and inactive
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- BalconyTV Staff (28 February 2019), "Editors Pick: Smock "Chug"", BalconyTV, retrieved 24 March 2019
- Ciccone, Rachael (8 February 2017), "An Interview With John Cozz: It's Taylor Ham.", The Aquarian Weekly, retrieved 22 March 2019
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- Makin, Bob (4 September 2016), "Makin Waves with The North Jersey Indie Rock Festival", Courier News, retrieved 21 March 2019
- McGuire, Adam (11 January 2018), "Single Premiere: "View From the Bleachers" by Subtitles", New Jersey Racket, retrieved 24 March 2019
- Pirate! Staff (2 August 2016a), "Quality Living - Quality Living", Pirate!, retrieved 22 March 2019
- Pirate! Staff (18 October 2016b), "Ken De Poto - Bad Man", Pirate!, retrieved 22 March 2019
- Pirate! Staff (31 October 2017), "John Cozz - H.A.G.S.", Pirate!, retrieved 22 March 2019
- Pirate! Staff (6 May 2018b), "Shred Flintstone - They're Not Home", Pirate!, retrieved 24 March 2019
- Pirate! Staff (12 June 2018c), "Smock - Interstellar Nobody", Pirate!, retrieved 24 March 2019
- Rotolo, Chris (28 September 2015), "SIMGE Stream: Ice Giant Drops SADBOI/FUCCBOI EP via Sniffling Indie Kids", Speak Into My Good Eye, retrieved 21 March 2015
- Velazquez, Lydia (16 July 2018), "Smock: Interstellar Nobody", Melted, retrieved 24 March 2019
- List of bands at snifflingindiekids.com