“One of the most exciting bands to form in Charlotte, Petrov will be releasing its debut six-track EP, Sleep Year, on March 15 via Self Aware Records. The band, named after Stanislav Petrov (the man who single-handedly saved the world from nuclear war in 1983) formed over a year ago when former members from local acts including Cuzco (Matt McConomy), Borrowed Arts (Syd Little, Michael Backlund), Cabrón, and Rnie (Garrett Herzfeld) decided to dive headfirst into a project together. First-time frontwoman, Mary Grace McKusick, joined the band as vocalist and adds important lyrical themes that discuss sexual assault, insecurity, and personal identity.” – Shirley Griffith, CLTure
Modern Moxie is an indie pop/rock band based in Charlotte, NC. Hailing from a small South Carolina town, multi-instrumentalist Madison Lucas took up songwriting in college, mostly confined to her dorm room closet.
By 2013, Lucas had found a partner in crime, bassist Harry Kollm (Time Sawyer, Asleep in the Weeds, Jon Linker Band), who’s varied veteran experience propelled Lucas to get serious about forming a full band, thus bringing Modern Moxie into existence. Guitarist Phil Pucci (Pullover, Serfs, Landless, Ernie) was smitten by Modern Moxie’s knack for song structure which had their signature effervescent pop melodies floating over the distorted fuzz of angst-ridden guitar. Pucci joined Modern Moxie shortly after hearing the track and brought along original Serfs drummer Charlie Weeks to complete the current and solidified line up. Years in the making, Claw Your Way Out is a celebration record, triumphantly bursting with hilarious and moving self-reflection.
Moniker VA: “Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed make up the musical family tree which branches off to Moniker” – The Line of Best Fit