Jade Tree Records has announced the signing of two new bands: Panda & Angel and Snowden. Both bands will be releasing albums later this summer.
Snowden is from Hotlanta, Georgia, where they've been shaping up songs originally started by band leader Jordan Jeffares. He wrote the music when he lived in Athens, but then he hit the big city and found some like-minded musicians to form Snowden. They'll be playing the Jade Tree showcase at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Panda & Angel is primarily a project of Carrie Murphy (Touchdown Eagle) and Josh Wackerly (S). Hailing from Seattle Rock City, the band took their name from a junkie couple living in the hometown of Josh, and they've played with Wolf Parade, and the Elected. They've also got many votes for the band least likely to look at the camera and smile! (see photo above).