FREDERICK THE YOUNGER:
Frederick the Younger’s story begins when Jenni moved to Louisville in 2011 and met Aaron Craker (guitar + keyboard), who was performing under the name Dr. Vitamin. They instantly bonded over their affection for Elliott Smith and The Beatles, and Craker’s knack for acute song arrangements. In 2014 Jenni, Aaron and Matt Kohorst (bass) ventured into the studio to record the initial batch of Frederick the Younger demos. Flash forward to the summer of 2015 when they met John Barrera, and fell in love with his vintage Fender Mustang guitar sound. Later that summer they were introduced to Dave Givan, who had returned home from playing drums with Jim James (My Morning Jacket) on James’ solo tour… that’s when Frederick the Younger was truly born. It didn’t take long for them to develop a reputation for putting on explosive live shows around the region.
NUMBTONGUE is a personal project of SC native Bobby Hatfield of The Sea Wolf Mutiny. Self recorded over 3 years, debut album “Exhumation” is an experimental sonic pulp, defined by the lofi environs in which it was made. More questions than answers unfold amid studies in R&B/soul, psychrock, & 90’s alternative w/all the urgency & joyful melancholy of previous work.