Sleep Well Records aims to bring out the dancing crowd at Savannah Stopover.
One of three record label showcases during the three-day fest, Sleep Well's set on March 10 at El-Rocko Lounge will include Charles Fauna, Cape Francis and Stopover alum pronoun.
Sleep Well is the brainchild of Alyse Vellturo, aka pronoun, who brands her band as such because according to Vellturo, all lowercase letters are awkward, and that is how she describes herself.
Vellturo founded and based the record label out of Brooklyn, all in the name of love for indie music. There, she became acquainted and connected with Charles Fauna and Cape Francis, who all have new material ready to share with Savannah during this year’s Stopover.
Charles Fauna is an electronic indie artist with a heavenly sound, including “Abandon,” about finding redemption and letting go, and “Hypnosis,” an introspective yet danceable tune.
Kevin Olken Henthorn, aka Cape Francis, surprises with his experimental spirit on debut album “Falling into Pieces.” Henthorn started playing guitar when he was 9 years old, studying music ranging from classical to blues to metal. By the time he was 15, he decided to commit solely to writing his own material. For Henthorn, writing was a way to learn and push his fundamentals, and discovery became intrinsic to each new piece he wrote.
The song “Iditarod” takes us back to the old sounds of Coldplay and was composed heavily around the piano, while his track “Falling into Pieces” features a catchy hook and great progression.
Vellturo’s newest song, “run," is as melodic as her earlier material, featuring an anthem-like chorus. There are bits reminiscent of dance pop and indie rock, with a little new wave for good measure. It is a strong track with a well-developed and layered sound. Her easygoing lyrics wrapped up in cool and laid-back beats will help Stopover fans dance their way through the festival's finale.