Ezra Bell is an eight-headed, 16-armed amorphous indie folk monster juggling instruments your grandfather knows and playing original tunes that are modern yet as familiar as the ghosts in a 100-year-old mansion. Heralding from Portland, OR, Ezra Bell produced the debut EP, “Don’t All Look Up At Once,” in December of 2013. You’ll find the band busking on streets, in parks, and along the waterfront of Portland in addition to playing gigs throughout the Northwest. Ezra Bell will bring a guitar, trumpet, sax, accordion, mandolin, piano, banjo, cello, and some type of stationary squeezebox with keys to the studio to record an EP in the winter of 2014/2015. They have toured the West Coast and mountain states this past Fall.
Founded in the northern California paradise of Chico, CA in 2012 by close friends with a common belief in honest music, The Mondegreens are comprised of Jack Knight (vox/lead guitar), David Friedlander (vox/bass guitar), and Russell Rabut (vox/rhythm guitar). They have since been joined by Scott Jenkins (Drums).
The boys put a young face and youthful exuberance into their music, which has its roots in classic heartfelt folk, 60’s era tight harmonies, unabashedly exposing lyrics, and a twist of modern indie rock. In imitation of local idols, such as The Mother Hips, and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, they have spent the last two years, touring across the western United States, with stops at California's Worldfest and SXSW. In search of a bigger pond, the band recently relocated to Seattle, WA on the heels of the release of their debut LP, Kid Tell Time, and can be heard on stages across the PNW. Although, The Mondegreens have been compared to acts in an eclectic range -- everything from the Avett Brothers, to Mutemath, to The Band -- their sound is all their own.