Yacht (stylized as YACHT, Y△CHT or Y▲CHT) is an American band from Portland, Oregon, Marfa, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The core group consists of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans , but expands to include musicians Rob "Bobby Birdman" Kieswetter, and Jeffrey Brodsky as touring members.
From Banks label's page:
"Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry’s most important curators – Banks is poised for massive things in 2013. Drawing from inspirations like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, Banks focuses on the duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric sounds. The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter will release her debut EP on IAMSOUND in early 2013."
From her kickstarter page:
The fourth time I kickstarted...yep, here we are! I can't believe this is the fourth time I've done this. Making a record used to be such a private thing for me - I'm a private person in general, so sharing something so intimate to me is incredibly difficult. But after every time, in the end, I feel so grateful to have experienced this with all of you out there. Besides the fact that I'm doing everything D.I.Y. - and that you're the reason why I get to do what I love - this journey wouldn't be the same without you, and I'm just starting to realize that now.
From the band's Facebook Page:
Hunter Hunted is Dan Chang and Michael Garner. The Los Angeles duo weave intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms into voluminous, soaring songs that toe the line between California indie and folk rock.
To say that they've accomplished a lot in a short amount of time would be an understatement. Since the bands inception in January of 2013, they've been included in Nylon Magazine's "Bands to look out for", Teen Vogue's "Jam's of the year", Billboard Magazines "Scouting Report", and KCRW's "Bands we Love". With standout track "Keep Together" making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O'Brien show to SXSW. Four weeks since their Billboard charting debut, the band is keeping busy, doing a US tour with Fitz and the Tantrums followed by a West coast tour with The Mowgli's.
Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985), known as Janelle Monáe is an American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer signed to Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial album, The Audition, Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). The EP had a modest commercial impact, peaking at No. 115 on the Billboard charts in the United States.