The music of TLAU is a character unto itself. The haunting, dreamlike score, the undertones of the Paradise Bar, the end scene/credit roll music… all act as a contemporary chorus, accompanying us through this vast supernatural metropolis.
Episode 5 Indie Guest Artist: Cari Kindl
Cari (Eden) Kindl hit the music scene in 2001 in Jacksonville Florida with a live original act and the album release of Dreaming of Oz. Cari began writing music at an early age, influenced by the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and the Sundays. More recently her productions suggest Radiohead, Neil Finn and Fiona Apple were high on her list of inspiring artists. She played bass in her first band, London in Carlsbad New Mexico just out of high school. Cari worked as a radio DJ for a while until moving back to her hometown of Florida where she eagerly pursued a music career. But disillusioned with the music “business” she decided to start a family put her family and traveling first. After touring Europe, Australia and a life altering trip to Nepal in the late 90’s Cari finally got her own band together in 2001 and wrote the album Dreaming of Oz. The “Cari Eden Band” played around Jacksonville establishing a name for their selves as an original act, performing in venues such as Free Bird Café for 9-11 tribute and getting rave reviews. The band dismantled in 2002 as the members followed different paths. In 2005 Cari went back into the studio. This time the studio was a cabin in the woods near Tallahassee where she would spend time learning to record and produce.
Over the years Cari Kindl has licensed her songs to Independent Film and television such the soundtrack to An Intimate Friendship in such company as Melissa Etheridge. In 2010 she released The Amazing Nowhere Girl, a collection of tunes reflecting that challenge and spotlighting her abilities as a singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer. Superficial Journey, another solo album was released in 2012.
Sensational lead guitarist John Metcalf, former guitarist on Dreaming of Oz is joining her again along with smoking drummer Larry Garrett, Michael “Rev” Metzger on bass and the amazingly talented keyboardist Dave Schiffer. Tallahassee’s Saturday in the Park 2013, marked the beginning of a campaign to promote three albums of material as well as the mellow yet powerful ballad, Bottomless Wishing Well featured in Episode 5 of They Live Among Us. Cari and her new band are also in the studio working on the video for Bottomless Wishing Well and a new album.
Composer Brent Heflin McHenry is a multifaceted musician of remarkable versatility who has maintained an original uniqueness of stylistic voice. He has composed, orchestrated, conducted and performed with the likes of the “Cirque Du Soleil” & “Riverdance” touring shows, rock legends “Yes” and has contributed to many Commercial and Film Feature projects.
TLAU is committed to promoting the works of independent musicians within each episode.
Episode One: ‘Mary Annette’ courtesy The Hushdown
Episode Two: ‘Beautiful Angel’ courtesy The Slant
Episode Three: ‘A Story Forever’ courtesy Mike Peralta
Are you an independent musician that would like to submit your work for consideration? Email TLAU.
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