UTOPiA Sessions music
Another Brooklyn-based indie band (albeit originally from Gainesville, FL) working to find their way through the big buzz they've been getting, Conveyor has given away every recording they've done. Frankly that isn't much since they just launched their first recording in January, 2011. Their 2012 visit to SXSW, where they played seven gigs, was a chance to show off their guitar-laden synth rock, or as they call it Experimental Pop, to new audiences. They released their first EP, Sun Ray a year ago, and are now working to build a loyal audience. Their most recent single release, Mukraker, met strong acclaim with music blog BeatsPerMinute prophesying their upcoming debut album as "possibly... one of the best breakthrough albums of 2012."
Conveyor is Timothy John Masters, Evan Garfield, Alan Busch, Jr. and Michael Pedron. They just recently completed a successful Kickstarter fundraising effort to buy a new van for touring over the summer.
The guys stopped by the Wheeler Brothers house during SXSW madness to relax and play this tune "Right Sleep" for the UTOPiA sessions. We hope we'll hear it on a new album.
The UTOPiA Sessions served as an oasis on the edge of SXSW craziness, providing top-quality bands we love with an opportunity to play in a welcoming and relaxing environment."The UTOPiA Sessions put bands in a state of euphoria," says Aaron Brown, director of Onion Creek Productions. "First we get them set up, then they get into the massage chairs and style salon. A few beard trims and bloody mary's later, we head into the very 'Wes Anderson' looking billiards' room. Each band plays a couple of songs, the Onion Creek boys film, Craig Lawrence records sound and we get a finished video about twelve hours later."
"Right Sleep" by Conveyor
Onion Creek Productions is brothers Aaron and Jamie Brown, and Rob Seidel. We've been busy producing videos for several bands including Grupo Fantasma, Wheeler Brothers and Blitzen Trapper. Since we already were in the business of creating high-quality live and scripted live music videos, we had the opportunity to partner with Travis Sutherland, founder of UTOPiAfest.
Pat Cassidy is the Wheeler Brothers' manager and is the other producer of UTOPiA Sessions.
UTOPiAfest is an intimate campout festival in the most beautiful west Texas hill country — Utopia, TX. During the weekend of Sept. 28-30, over 20 top bands from around the world descend into the hills and end up in a secluded valley with vista's stretching for miles. There a lucky 1,800 people (capped audience) will enjoy a BYOB, free parking, free camping festival like none other. It's a magical location that has been the spot for many unreal music moments. UTOPiAfest last year featured bands such as Blitzen Trapper, Dawes, Keller Williams, Wheeler Brothers, Black & White Years, Grupo Fantasma, and Art vs. Science.