Stray Fossa, JW Francis, New Love Crowd
Stray Fossa, JW Francis, and New Love Crowd play Berlin!
Stray Fossa is an indie band comprised of brothers Nick and Will Evans and Zach Blount.
Drawing on mixed musical inspiration absorbed from parents’ record collections, the trio got their start organizing regular free concerts in their hometown of Sewanee, Tennessee. After a six-year hiatus, their creative process has reemerged in the face of opposing artistic tastes yet shared obsession to make more sound than one would expect from a three-piece.
The band's first two releases garnered praise from notable music blogs, such as The Wild Honey Pie, HighClouds, BIRP.FM as well as taste makers, David Dean Burkhart and Nice Guys. Described as “a warm cocoon of lo-fi chill-wave nostalgia” and a “heart-rending blend of garage rock and dream pop” with “consistently superb vocal deliveries throughout,” outlets were quick to applaud the songwriting as well as home production and recording. Stray Fossa's third single, Commotion, released in September 2018, received positive reviews as a "compelling, unconventional" take on shoegaze and was placed into heavy rotation on Spotify's Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlists. Stray Fossa writes, records, and produces all their music independently in the attic of their house in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band's second EP, Laridae, was released in September 2019.