RAVARY w/ TOMA
Based out of the Triangle region of North Carolina, Ravary is the solo-with-friends project of Anglo-Quebecois musician Justin Ravary Ellis (Happy Abandon, The Color Exchange, Clockwork Kids, Al Riggs & The Big Sad). Ravary serves as a vehicle for Justin’s simple but emotional songwriting by presenting Americana through a first-generation immigrant lens – with a whole lot of ‘verb.
Austin, Texas band TOMA’s debut full-length (out in 2017) is a tuneful, spirited record that marries the complexity of ‘70s idols like Todd Rundgren and Squeeze with the neo-psychedelia of the Elephant 6 movement that produced The Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel. It’s loose-limbed power pop of the highest order.