Artists To Watch // Steve Shiffman & Young Prisms

Artists To Watch // Steve Shiffman & Young Prisms
Steve Shiffman

Based in New York via Toronto, singer-songwriter Steve Shiffman began his career years ago with the Canadian band, 4-Star Movie. He then went on to record a 5-track solo EP “Tambourino” before hooking up with The Figgs drummer Pete Hayes. The duo enlisted the help of Kent Heine and Alec Ferrell of Holy Ghost and guitarist Dave Hollinghurst. The five-piece now known as Steve Shiffman & The Land of No plan to release their self-titled debut on August 18th via Tiny Beast Records. The band recorded the album at The Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn where Anitibalas, The National and Neko Case among others, have also recorded. For fans of Pavement, Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth.

MP3: Steve Shiffman & The Land Of No – Tweed Skirt

Artists To Watch // Steve Shiffman & Young Prisms
Young Prisms

Young Prisms is a San Francisco psychedelic/garage rock band with roots in Detroit. The group is made up of Matthew Allen, Giovanni Betteo, Jason Hendardy, Stefanie Hodapp, and Jordan Silbet. The Prisms are releasing two 12″, one with Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer and the other with Oakland-based label South Paw Records. There is a tremendous upside for these Bay Area rockers, look for 2010 to be a breakout year for them. They will be in town next month playing at L’Keg Gallery on August 23rd.

MP3: Young Prisms – Gone to Clear Lake
MP3: Young Prisms – Amanda Brown