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Chad Valley, Tiny Fireflies, Reyna
"Chicago-based Tiny Fireflies has been making sweet shimmery beautifully layered indie pop for some time now. Under the quiet bedroom recordings of Lisle Mitnik and Kristine Capua, the duo had eventually grown out of those covers and have recorded some of the most exquisite indie pop gems on this side of the Western Hemisphere."
- Indie Shuffle
Tiny Fireflies began as a collaboration that did not have any intentions of being a band. Chicago musicians Lisle and Kristine (whose solo projects are Fireflies and Tiny Microphone respectively) were asked to appear on "Between two Waves," a compilation series driven by the concept of two musicians joining forces to create a song together, for netlabel Eardrums Pop.
Their song ʻDonʼt Wait Until I Fall Asleep," an homage to the Factory Records sound, was an instant fan favorite among Eardrumsʼs four compilations, and in October 2010, Tiny Fireflies became the first band to release a single for the label's singles club. The three-song single was voted favorite Eardrums release, favorite single ("Snow"), and favorite collaboration in the year end poll.
The duo played their debut show in May 2011 at the 5th Annual New York City Popfest. They have since played in England, Spain, and around the Midwest (opening for Memoryhouse) in support of their follow-up EP "Change," which was released by Spanish label Little Treasure in August 2011. (It sold out in less than two weeks.) Cloudberry Records released their follow up single, "Picture Perfect" in Mach, 2012.
The band's debut full length, "The Space Between," was released in November, 2015. Produced by Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, Trembling Blue Stars), it has been described as "some of the best retro synth pop around in 2015" by AllMusic, and "a delicate bit of gossamer synth-punk that floats like cloves smoke out an apartment window" by CMJ.
Milwaukee-by-way-of-Texas sisters Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela take the sweet indy pop they perfected as Vic and Gab and hone it to a razor edge. Immediately engaging and shimmering with infectious melodic sheen, sparking declaration that REYNA has arrived.
Back in 2011 when Victoriah and Hannah recorded a song called “So Long So Tried” on a whim in their basement using Garageband. The song found its way to the music supervisors at MTV and wound up being used in the program Skins. The sisters released their debut EP Bridges and Guns under the name Vic and Gab in 2011 to adulation by both the mainstream press and blogs. Their 2013 follow up LP Love of Mine (which Spin lauded for its “bubblegum janglers with pliable melodies and soft-edged vocals”) They went on the road in support of Love of Mine, opening for the likes of BLEACHERS and Death Cab for Cutie, among others. After showcasing at SXSW they caught the attention of Saiko Management (known for developing Lorde and Parson James), who signed them to a deal.
Ready to write new songs in what felt like a new era, the sisters traveled to L.A. and NYC to collaborate with producers for the first time in their career. This in turn changed their approach to songwriting and gave them a new set of creative tools with which to work. After recording a number of songs the sisters decided to give their new sound a new moniker, REYNA. - Ever Kipp