Rabbit Rabbit is the song-spinning duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. Collectively, this husband and wife team are founding members of the iconic bands Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava, and have played with Tom Waits, Mike Patton, Skeleton Key, Madeleine Peyroux, Tracy Chapman, John Vanderslice, St. Vincent, Carla Bozulich, Pretty Lights and The Tiger Lillies. Between them they have written music for the International Contemporary Ensemble, The Bang On a Can All-stars, The ROVA Saxophone Quartet, InkBoat, The Joe Goode Performance Group and Team Meat. But Rabbit Rabbit dares to peel back these influences, revealing an intimate and dramatic music that is all their own. Drawing on their love of art song, folk song, industrial music, improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, and rendered on a motley assortment of acoustic instruments, their songs are raw and beautiful, sparse and rich, lighthearted and full of pathos. When the stars align, and they often do, they are joined by engineer/producer/bassist/guitarist Jon Evans whom you may know from his work with Tori Amos, Linda Perry and many others (jonevansmusic.com). In keeping with their fiercely independent nature, in February, 2012, they launched Rabbit Rabbit Radio as a way to connect with their listeners in a more meaningful way in this post-label world. On the first day of every month they release a new Rabbit Rabbit song to their subscribers, along with a video, photos, and other relevant insights.
Talia Paul ~
Performing songwriter & recording artist Talia Paul discovered her talent after an encounter with a taxicab door. A product of a strict classical upbringing, with an opera singer dad, Talia at first followed the notes on the page, and tried to fill her fathers shoes by singing opera and musical theatre. That didn't go well. Talia didn't know she could sing, really sing until the taxicab door altercation caused her to be laid up for 2 weeks, during which time Talia (finally) learned to play her guitar. Upon completion of her first film as an actor,Talia was given a beautiful classical guitar by the crew in Barcelona. They said "you are always singing!" That guitar stayed in Talia's closet for 6 years, until finally, after that blessed taxicab door, she say and learned a few chords. Then immediately started writing songs. Within weeks, Talia had several songs. Then she had a vision where a white horse & Blackfoot warrior came to her with the message: "go to Montana." Not one to question her visions, Talia packed up, moved out of her New York City apt, bought a used pickup truck, adopted a dog, and headed out on the highway with little else but her guitar, a box of clothes, her dog, an old army sleeping bag, and roughly 50 bucks. Talia traveled around the country for ten months. She played in bars and camped out. She was protected and kept true to her vision. Talia has shared the stage with Lisa Loeb, Andrew Hyra, Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush (of Sugerland), Billy Pilgrim, Shawn Mullins, Lili Hadyn, Will Ray, & John Denver. She has performed at a variety of venues nationwide, such as the Roxy, Genghis Cohen, Largo, & Luna Park in Los Angeles, The Knitting Factory, CBGB's, The Bitter End, Arlene Grocery, and The Living Room in NYC; Eddie's Attic & The 40 Watt in Atlanta, in addition to clubs in over 20 cities across the country and beyond, such as Austin, Nashville & Boston. As an actress, Talia has appeared in leading roles in several films, television, Broadway & Off-Broadway theater, as well as a variety of nationwide commercials. Talia's songs are featured in several motion pictures & television programs, including "Dawson's Creek", "Two Ninas", & "Love Happens." Talia's first album, Trails End, received critical acclaim, as did her second record, "Light Will Come", produced by Joseph Saba. Talia's new album (with producer Mark Hallman: Carole King, Ani Difranco) is ready for release July 2014!!! - See more at: http://taliapaulmusic.com/bio/#sthash.kgJZ8nrF.dpuf
The Anti-Job formed at Vassar College in 2009. Band members Amanda Jones (vocals / guitar), Martin Lopez-Iu (lead guitar / keyboard) and Lee Harcourt (drums) bring a variety of influence, from experimental rock to folk.
The Anti-Job debut album, BLOOM (2012) garnered the attention of Henry Rollins, 89.9FM KCRW DJ / L.A. Weekly contributor.
Since then, they've performed during CMJ Music Marathon 2013, toured the East Coast, West Coast, Mid-West - and performed along-side: garage act FIDLAR, metal experimentalists Kayo Dot and indie-pop rock trio, Elizabeth and the Catapult.
Hear The Anti-Job on BBC Radio 6 and Los Angeles radio stations: KCRW 89.9FM, KXLU 88.9FM, KPFK 90.7FM and Moheak radio (Buzz Bands LA and Global Village)
See them in LA Record, LA Music Blog, KCRW Music Blog, The Deli - Los Angeles, WHOA Magazine and a variety of online and print publications