Friday Five: Werewolf Hair, Cherry Seasoning, Noah Fishman, B38TN1K, Stormy Chromer
Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.
This week features noisy indie rock by Werewolf Hair, electro-pop via Cherry Seasoning, a film soundtrack from Noah Fishman, spacy synth/horror soundtracks by B38TN1K, and concert recordings courtesy of jam band Stormy Chromer.
Werewolf Hair, Werewolf Hair
Ann Arbor-born Virginia-based Andy Godwin is Werewolf Hair and his debut album for London-based Luau Records. The first two singles off the self-titled record, which comes out in September, recall the early '90s bedroom pop scene featuring loud guitars and earworm melodies.
Cherry Seasoning, Cherry Seasoning
Ann Arbor's Cherry Seasoning makes instrumental electro-pop that touches on dream-pop, vaporwave, and even some deep house.
Noah Fishman, When I'm Her (Original Motion Picture Soundstrack)
This soundtrack by Ann Arbor's Noah Fishman is for a 14-minute film hosted on the PBS Voices YouTube page: "Michael Cusumano was a luminary figure at American Ballet Theatre in New York and had a stellar career ahead of him, but trauma from his past prevented him from fully realizing his potential. Over time, he finds refuge and liberation by assuming an alter ego: a sparkly turban-wearing, Russian ballet instructor named Madame Olga. Through Olga, Michael is able to give aspiring dancers a place to flourish — and is the mentor he never had for himself. When I'm Her follows the double life of a dancer as he inhabits his alter ego, and as Olga challenges authority, takes on a life of her own, and generates a following for her unconventional ballet classes. .
This Ann Arbor artist describes their work as "electro/house/synth/space/horror" and it's a spot-on description.
Stormy Chromer, 06/27/2021 - Bellevue, OH and 07/03/2021 - Traverse City, MI
Ypsilanti-based jam band Stormy Chromer continues to release its concert recordings to Bandcamp—but now they're of recent live shows as the band has been able to start gigging again.
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.