CROSS-POLLINATION CCXX - TUES JAN 6TH - 7:30-10 PM
SHWA
MASCOTT

"The album is haunting, revealing levels past just the usual singer-songwriter ennui. Sounds like Elliott Smith at times, but that’s unfair. Losben is his own man. With the voice and chops worthy of repeated listens, you’ll get lost in this disc. And be glad you did."
--On Tap Magazine

"...The search for the next worthwhile troubadour is over. He could be Ryan Adams without the whiskey or Conor Oberst without the whine. At the end of the day, Losben is an inspired singer-songwriter who holds the promise of carrying more tricks and insight up his sleeve."
--DCist.com

"Packs plenty of rhythmic vitality and melodic appeal."
--Washington Post

"Finely-crafted love lorn songs with strong melodies and proper musicianship."
--Claire Kember, xfm

"Former DC rocker Shwa Losben has been making a name for himself since moving to New York last year. With a vocal style that sounds like a cross between Michael Stipe and Elliott Smith, Shwa specializes in melodies that you can't get out of your head. On his first solo effort "Chop Chop," Losben weaves intricate stories over beautiful arrangements. The product is one of the year's most unique albums."
--The Deli Magazine (Online)

"...A talented and charismatic singer and songwriter. Shwa writes solid pop songs and performs them with precision and distinct vocals."
--Jezebel Music

"The independent release Chop Chop is the first solo effort for singer/songwriter Shwa (Joshua) Losben. This is the kind of album you find yourself listening to over and over again, while gleaning something new and insightful each time. Losben's vocals are reminiscent of early Neil Young but the songwriting reminds me more or bands like R.E.M., Radiohead, Jack Johnson and others. This is a rare and great find; a true indie release that doesn't suck."
--75WordsOrLess.com

The indie pop group Mascott is led by singer/guitarist Kendall Jane Meade, formerly of Juicy. She has played with Helium's the Spinanes and Sparklehorse. She released her debut EP Electric Poems on Le Grand Magistery in late 1998. Three years later, she released the Jim O'Rourke produced Follow the Sound. Dreamer's Book was released on her own label, Red Panda, in early 2004. Mascott recently released her 3rd full-length studio album entitled Art Project, recorded at The Fort in Brooklyn.

LISTEN TO SHWA LISTEN TO MASCOTT
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXX ::: Tuesday, JAN 6TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - SHWA | shwamusic.com | myspace.com/shwamusic
8:45 - MASCOTT | mascottmusic.com | myspace.com/mascott
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft SHWA & MASCOTT!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero