Lipstick Jodi

with Blanca Luz, Junglefowl

A three piece indie alt-pop band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan fronted by guitarist and lead singer Karli Morehouse. What began as a duo with Luke Rockhold on drums/vocals quickly became a three member ensemble with the addition of Jamie Baarman on keys/vocals. Lipstick Jodi are masters of catchy melodies with vocal harmonies and instrumental flourishes that linger in your head long after the songs are over.

“Blanca Luz masterfully walks the tightrope between early adult wistfulness and the rebellious energy of youth. Their propulsive songs champion a refined tightness that comes from maturity, while being defined by an exuberant sense of abandon. Nostalgia mixed with a lust for the future, they’re all you could want from an indie rock band with a distinctly Midwestern flavor.”

Their debut EP BE Serious was released in 2016 and the full-length album is scheduled to be released in 2018.

Blanca Luz is Luke Shoemaker, Olivia Rivera, Grant Floering, and Cedric Canero.

Minimalist set-up, maximal force: Detroit’s JUNGLEFOWL raise a might ruckus despite being just a duo.

Springing forth from the finest influences in art-pop, the indie-rock avant-garde, post-punk, neo-folk and a bit of straight-up sludgy psychedelia, Melissa Coppola (drums/vocals) and Stefan Carr (guitars/fuzz) have found a balance of the touch and the delicate, the confrontational yet confessional, the whiplash velocity and the earworm melody…

Most importantly, JUNGLEFOWL never lose themselves in the distortion crescendos nor do they grind a garage-rock axe too insistently; part of the next generation of Detroit’s indie music scene, they’re blending an amalgam of flavors, fusing faintly-danceable groove to a fierce melee of fuzz.

JUNGLEFOWL’s aptly titled debut E.P. Strut, is imbued with a catchy kind of pluck and pugilistic swagger (in the form of buzzy riffs and aerobic drum kicks.) But there’s too much charisma in these tight tunes to consider it merely garage or punk, even if they are bringing a bit of that ferocity. Instead, Coppola’s heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, her sweetly-toned balladeer voice and the bolstering vibrancy of Carr’s guitar speak to the scrapper side of our spirit that arches toward something stronger inside of us, with vocals of vulnerability empowered by the thrust of a sublime kind of stomp-rock, it’s a cooler, confidence-inducing kind of headbanging affair.

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