Carina Round (of Puscifer) Carina Round has carved a singular path in music with her inimitable voice and stirringly varied compositions. Her uncompromising vision and thrilling versatility has garnered an immensely passionate fan base including a myriad of highly regarded musicians. Her forthcoming album 'Tigermending' comes from a painting by Amy Cutler where three women sit in a field dutifully stitching the bellies of a heap of helpless Tigers. Carina recounts, "The first time I saw the painting I stared at it for a long time not understanding why. The absurd image absorbed me. There was an innocent simplicity to it. The gentle putting back together of something most ferocious and wild mysteriously damaged to the point of submission. I felt an affinity to it."
Haling from England, Carina had an innate determination and passion for music from an early age, which led her to record and self-release her first two albums, 'First Blood Mystery' and 'The Disconnection'. The former shaped by erratic yet engaging sounds drawing from her love of legends Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley. The latter took those influences into much more powerful and personal realms.
These two albums led to her being signed by Interscope Records, who re-released 'The Disconnection' album in 2004. This brought Carina US bound to Los Angeles where she recorded her bewitching and seductive album 'Slow Motion Addict' with acclaimed producer Glen Ballard. Accompanying this release in 2007 was a unique 12-part episodic series that cleverly coincided with each track, creating a visual story for the album. In this film Carina starred as the troubled lead character, Maisie Scarlett.
Opportunities began to arise to work with other artists Carina admires, including singing on The Twilight Singers album 'Dynamite Steps', working with the award winning composers John Debney and Glen Ballard on a song composed for the film 'Valentine's Day', writing with Academy Award winner Marco Beltrami, as well as finishing up an album with her Alt-Country side project Early Winters, which was self-released earlier in the year. The Early Winters' track 'Count Me In' will be featured in the upcoming Warner Brothers film 'The Lucky Ones' in April and Carina's song 'For Everything A Reason' will be in the upcoming film 'Dark Hearts' later in the year. TV and film placements include American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars, Dollhouse, as well as many more.
Rosi Golan Rosi Golan is an Israeli born singer songwriter who has made many stops in her travels, including Germany, Paris, and finally ending up in Los Angeles at the age of nine, where she grew up. During her travels, she not only managed to hone her infectiously melodic songwriting, but also learned to speak three languages fluently: French, Hebrew and English.
Rosi is indeed a long way from home, but certainly in the right place to showcase her unique talent for rich, dark melodies and a voice that not only draws you in, but still haunts you the next day. While living in LA, Rosi was inundated with creative lessons from violin, to voice, to acting. At 19, she decided to focus on singing and picked up her first guitar, teaching herself to play and write songs. Six weeks later, she was performing at her first open mic. Since then, Rosi has played the Acoustic Playhouse, Molly Malones, The Whiskey and Genghis Cohen in LA and The Bitter End, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and CBs Gallery in NYC.
In the past few years, Rosi has worked with a number of acclaimed writers and producers from all over the world, including Jeff Cohen, Boots, Richard Cuason, Nate Campany, Tim Gordine, Richard Lobb, Pete Gordeno, Marc Swersky, Robert Conley, etc.
But its her continuing collaboration with singer/songwriter Jamie Hartman (Ben's Brother) that has yielded numerous songs, including the single "Let Me Out", from Ben's Brother debut CD (Relentless/EMI/Virgin). The song was recently featured on an episode of "Grey's Anatomy".
Rosi was recently mentioned in Billboard Magazine. She was the winner of the first ASCAP Robert Allen Award for songwriting excellence, for which she performed at Lincoln Center. Finally settled in New York, Rosi has already kick-started the momentum that launches careers.