Noise Ordinance has spent hours cataloging and chronicling the Vermont music scene through high-quality studio session and biographical videos. Like, a lot of videos. In fact, the Burlington-based music publication and production company has produced so much content that when combing through the archives to identify our favorite performances from 2017, we had to split the results in two.
That's partly because throughout 2017, NO has branched out to covering nonlocal acts as well as locals, and also has become a launch pad for brand new artists to debut their first works. You'll find examples of each below in part two of our Noise Ordinance retrospective. (And in case you missed it, here's part one.
The DuPont Brothers, "Tresspassers"
Folk duo the DuPont Brothers take us out of the studio and into their favorite place — a racquetball court. Since the release of this video, they've changed their name to SoundBrother, which signals both a stylistic shift to rock as well as an expansion to a four-piece lineup.
Midnight Snack, "Back to the Source"
Asheville, N.C.-based art-pop band Midnight Snack are the first nonlocal group to record for Noise Ordinance. With just the right amounts of quirk and groove, these out-of-towners are a tasty treat.
JUPTR,"Pictures of You"
Witness the rebirth of neo-soul group Smooth Antics. As JUPTR, they shift away from brass to a synth-heavy sound on their first-ever recording.
Erin Cassels-Brown, "Athena" This year, indie folk singer-songwriter Erin Cassels-Brown decided to quit his day job installing solar panels to pursue music full-time. "Athena" comes from his debut EP, Northern Lights, Vol. 1.