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Nylon Music Tour Presents – Powers & Bridgit Mendler

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Here’s a partial list of things that have inspired L.A.-based pop duo POWERS in recent months: found recordings of ancient Peruvian tribal music, a centuries-old Swedish hymn, a PBS retrospective on the making of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and a 1993 Baywatch episode titled “ Island of Romance.” “ Songs can spark from anything,” says Crista Ru, who co-founded POWERS with co-vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mike Del Rio in 2014.“ It’s just like love — it hits you out of nowhere, you can’t ever predict it. But when you feel it, you need to do whatever you can to hold onto that feeling and follow through and bring something good to life.”
For POWERS, bringing songs to life means tapping into their own eclectic backgrounds — which span from playing in punk bands in New York City to co-writing for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Icona Pop — and taking a collage-like approach to constructing crystalline pop. Citing the cut-and-paste art of Robert Rauschenberg and Terry Gilliam among their longtime influences, POWERS piece together chopped-up live instrumentation, synths, samples, and beats into a sound that’ s intricately composed but graced with timeless pop simplicity. And on their debut EP Legendary (praised by Nylon as “rich with disco-funk pop that revels in its own genre-bending light”), the duo deepen that sound by infusing each track with potent feeling, from effervescent self-assurance on “ Hot” to epic lovesickness on “ Loved By You.”

Bridgit Mender
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and actress Bridgit Mendler is set to release her highly anticipated NemesisEP on November 18th. Upon sharing lead single “ Atlantis,” the track hit #2 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, #1 on HypeMachine, andgarnered over four million streams across platforms. Bridgit also revealed the official “ Atlantis” video with VICE’s Noisey who dubbed it “ a masterwork in craft and atmosphere.”
Bridgit Mendler had already released a platinum single (“ Ready or Not” ), dropped an album that went Top 30 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 on iTunes (Hello My Name Is…), and twice toured the U.S. Yet when she began working on her first studio recording in four years, she was nervous. “ I had been performing and promoting for so long that I hadn’t caught up and figured out who I was. I wasn’t the same as the girl who made my debut album.”
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