Jeffey Lewis & The Rain (us)
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His band also has a multi-faceted existence, restlessly exploring a stylistic swath from contemplative folk narratives to distortion-fueled garage rock to soundscape abstractions and more. Most often a trio (though occasionally just Jeffrey solo, or as a duo, and on some tours as a four-piece), the Jeffrey Lewis group has shuffled its name a number of times over the years, from Jeffrey Lewis & The Creeping Brains to Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jackals, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, and others, in 2013 becoming Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain.
Chris Farmer (uk)
Chris Famer is of vaguely British origin and a self-taught gardener, linguist, musician, artist who composes and improvises in all of these media.
Since early age he has been influenced/obsessed by song and sound, and especially how it can be transformed or dismantled, as seen in the works of Anthony Milton, Michael Gira, Richard Skelton.
With this in mind, he has gardened, translated and created his way through France, Belgium and the UK since the early 1990s.
He currently experiments with the relation between languages, culture, sound, structure, horticulture and art, in various (random) combinations.
His quest is to find the poetry in noise and the botany of language, hoping to one day compile a formally chaotic and above all subjective monograph of the world that confronts him (us) every day.
Live, he combines voice and guitar with loops and electronic resonances into an improvised landscape of word and sound.
In November 2012 he released his first solo album "a brief history of crossings out", produced and mixed by Guillaime Le Boisselier with a sleeve designed by Deborah Robbiano.