"In some underground New York, Tokyo or London club, Shannon Funchess’s powerful contralto punches through the fog-filled stage — as does the spread of green laser light emanating from behind her. Funchess, the Light Asylum frontwoman, drums and sings, pogoing around in a mix of black leather and new-wave neon, like a punker, harder-edged Grace Jones possessed by the sensibilities of Ian Curtis. Her voice has appeared on tracks by bands like Telepathe and TV on the Radio, but it’s with this latest project (a duo, with Bruno Coviello on synth) that she has come into her own. Light Asylum is catchy but raw, music you can lose yourself in." - New York Times Style Magazine
Daughn Gibson's debut, "All Hell", is a spooky, atmospheric slice of electronically enhanced backwoods creepiness. Surrounded by echoed electric guitar, sinister rhythm patterns, and cutting synth, Gibson unfurls an unsettling, elliptical tale in a gritty baritone. It's compelling stuff, a modern update (say, edited together by Nicolar Jaar) on the lonesome cocaine-country noir of Lee Hazelwood and Roy Orbison on the mic. You know how James Blake brought R&B into the post-techno age? That's what Daughn is fitting to do with country, no matter who likes it. Shades of Arthur Russell, Scott Walker, Magnetic Fields and Matthew Dear might pop up here or there, but this is a work unlike any other. 2012 is shaping up to be a huge year for Daughn Gibson, and we're beyond pleased to present his first ever live performance. Join us.