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Hello Caller

Hello Caller

Since their formation in 2010, Hello Caller's singular sound has earned them a loyal following in their hometown of Austin. Their debut LP, Dark Twain, garnered glowing reviews from local and national press, including Austin Monthly, I Guess I'm Floating, and MTV Hive.

The newest addition to Violent Films, Hello Caller continues to blaze a trail into the familiar unknown, carefully walking the line between gritty and graceful. Expect their first Violent Films release, Manhunt, in early 2015.

Lonely Child

Lonely Child

When producer/songwriter/musician Bryan Ray isn't crafting and honing records for major labels like Big Machine or labelmates Mobley and Hello Caller, he is weaving a seemingly endless well of influences into Lonely Child.

After a run of successful singles, Lonely Child's next endeavor is the Monday EP: an innovative, ongoing, subscription-based EP. Praised by KCRW, The Music Ninja, Sunset in the Rearview, and many others, Lonely Child's music "transports you to a new world only you and he share." Check out Monday here.

Mobley

Mobley

Cutting vocals in the woods behind his college dorm. Mixing in the backseat of a sedan. Sneaking into the music department after hours to teach himself to play new instruments (and sneaking out before the faculty arrived in the morning). From the start, Mobley's work has been marked by solitude, ingenuity, and a drive that could only be called obsessive. Whether you experience his music on record or at one of his live shows (on stage, he's electric), the passion is palpable. Mobley grew up all over the world, from the Spanish Mediterranean to the California coast. Perhaps it's because of this itinerant childhood that he finds it so hard to sit still.

Over the last few years, he's composed dozens of pieces for stage and television (with placements on HBO, Fox, and NBC), played 200+ national tour dates (with the likes of JUNGLE, Mutemath, & Wavves and at festivals like SXSW, CMJ, Savannah Stopover and Float Fest), and recorded (then scrapped) two whole albums in pursuit of the songs that would become his forthcoming full-length debut, Fresh Lies. Mobley wrote, produced, and played every instrument on the album. The music -- which Mobley calls "post-genre pop" -- defies easy classification, drawing liberally (often simultaneously) from an array of musical traditions. He's equally at home on a playlist next to The Weeknd and TV on the Radio alike, while his electronic, dub-dabbling production style calls to mind the intricate work of artists like James Blake and Thom Yorke.

This summer and fall, he's touring as a one-man band, singing and playing keys, guitar, bass, drums, and samplers. He's spanning the United States and Mexico in support of his newest EP release, Some Other Country, out now on Violent Films.

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