Based out of Keansburg New Jersey, Can't Swim was founded by singer Chris Loporto (Krier) in the spring of 2015. After spending most of his life playing drums in various bands, Krier decided to step in to song writing. The songs were contagious from the start and grabbed the attention of his good friends Chez, Danny and Greg. The band announced their signing to Pure Noise Records in December of 2015 and released their debut EP, "DEATH DESERVES A NAME" on February 24, 2016.
Small Talks was started by Myrtle Beach-native, Cayley Spivey, with a few acoustic songs she wrote in her bedroom and an idea. One of these songs became the band’s first single, "New Dork Pity," written by Spivey at age 16. Those songs and ideas eventually grew into a full-fledged band with the addition of Justin Charette on drums and Kenny Kelly on bass. Justin became a friend of Cayley's in middle school after they met at a concert and reconnected years later when Justin first heard a recording of Cayley's songs. They started jamming together, blossoming the beginning of what would become Small Talks. Kenny and Cayley met while attending the same music school and eventually ended up finding each other again through social media, when Cayley suggested Kenny join the band too. As things took off, Small Talks started booking their own shows at local venues while taking any opportunity to play out of town. To them, it’s more than just music, it’s about the experience, which drives them to bring as much energy and emotion as possible to every show they play. Making many friends and memories while growing as musicians eventually led them to the Carolina Music Awards as a nominee for Best Youth in 2016. A few months later, Small Talks performed on a Columbia Alternative radio station and began touring the east coast with the intention of going further. Small Talks is all about the emotional undertone hiding inside catchy rhythms, melodies, and lyrics. Their goal is to bring people together and connect with them through sound, while creating a long lasting impression.