We love Stokeswood. Their set at TheBigUp is one not to miss, Upstronauts! We place their dance party front and center in our Artist Spotlight this week. Bringing a loud, bass filled space party to a hive of frenetic energy on stage and in the audience, the Atlanta-based band is a wholly energized sonic force of energy with layered mixtures of pumping synths, powerful vocals, and irresistible dance vibe ready to make you move.
Adam Patterson, Mark Godwin, Jon Joiner, Justin Mullinix and Michael Roman create an infectious energy, unpredictable live performances, and a fierce electronic edge. They have been known to switch instruments throughout the night and pull off exhilarating Talking Heads covers. Their music has all the lip curling coolness of rock, along with the irresistibly danceable, synthy goodness of EDM. Be warned, it’s impossible for anyone to stand still at a Stokeswood set.
They drop the bass all over the place in their new music video for their single, Samaurai. Released in Early June 2013 in anticipation to their follow up of 2011′s “In The Field Of The Vibrations”. “In The Field Of The Vibrations” highlights a vocal-centric aesthetic and an array of synthesizers and guitars, their songs are illuminated by infectious dance beats. Stokeswood’s independently released debut album, “Carassia” (2009), is like a sonic excursion between the lines of a poet’s story-telling prowess. The evolution from acoustic to electronic was a natural progression during the recording process.