Immediately following graduation from college in Boston, the five members of art-pop band Midnight Snack hit the road in 2014 for an autumn of touring. With them, they took the additional goal of finding a place to call home given their new freedom, and by the spring of 2015 the group had moved to Asheville, NC. They’ve since settled into a shared house, constructed a studio, and most recently have completed work on their newest album. Child’s Eyes is the third full-length from the project started by brothers Jack Victor (vocals, drums) and Mike Henry Johnson (guitar/synth) before their enrollment in college. Through the addition of classmates Peter Brownlee (bass) and Zack Kardon (guitar) – as well as old friend, Katie Richter (vocals, trumpet) – Midnight Snack have developed a varied and eclectic sound, this latest offering the most personal and introspective of their lengthy discography.
West Virginia native Logan Venderlic started out playing under his own name. But even after putting out two albums and touring extensively, earning a performance on Mountain Stage and garnering praise from NPR, The Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter and more, he felt something was missing. He wanted a band.
Meet Emma’s Lounge: a new band featuring Venderlic alongside drummer Dallas Corbett, bassist John Fletcher, violinist and guitarist Kenan Hopkins, and keys player Meg Heathman.
Emma’s Lounge lives in the far outskirts of Americana. With a folk foundation, they explore new wave, Southern roots, soul pop, and psychedelic-tinged rock.
Named for a hole-in-the-wall watering hole in Charleston, South Carolina (where the band members first met), Emma’s Lounge is a band for the People (capital “P”), playing high-energy shows that will move you.