Minibeast is the musical creation of Peter Prescott (Mission Of Burma, Volcano Suns, Kustomized, Peer Group). Minibeast combines surf, psych, punk, easy listening, '60s children’s music, and soundtrack influences to create instrumental soundscapes. Live, Minibeast is a 3-piece band with Keith Seidel, Eric Baylies, and Peter Prescott. http://www.minibeast.net/
Here's an informative interview with Peter by current bandmate Eric Baylies: http://thenoise-boston.com/2014/01/minibeast/
Super! Silver! Haze! features Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring, Film maker, composer) on drums and percussion instruments, Doug Kallmeyer (Phantogram, Dubpixel, Verses Records, composer, mix engineer) on bass guitars, keyboards and loopers, and Monica Stroik (Verses records, Visual multimedia design) on video. The sound travels between quiet string and ambient key pads to immense drones with psychedelic riffs and pounding beats. Vivid, large scale visual projections are manipulated in real time as an integral component of each composition resulting in an immersive, cinematic experience. https://www.facebook.com/Supersilverhaze
Insect Factory focuses on texture and mood, building layers of dense sounds that slowly evolve into hypnotic and atmospheric drones. https://insectfactory.bandcamp.com/
mems - hailing from baltimore, maryland, is an experimental improvisation-based four piece that utilizes techniques in deep listening and meditation through repetition to create genre-bending soundscapes that grow and change throughout time. Sonic structures reminiscent of distant pop songs emerge and fade as quickly and subtly as one would inaudibly mouth mystery kiss. Momentary bliss!
mems has been likened to early Amon Duul (1) in stylistic approach. It has also been rumored that mems could sound a bit like Black Sabbath. mems is Michael Wasteneys Stephens, Ellen Paul, Miles Clarke, and Suzie Doogan