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"Portland’s Floating Room is a band led by Maya Stoner and Kyle Bates that specializes in emotive, beat-laden indie rock made all the more intimate-sounding by virtue its writing and recording sessions largely take place in Stoner’s bedroom. [...] The album title is a nod to the Pacific Northwest’s notoriously overcast weather but the expansive, contrasting moods and dreamy atmospheres of its songs more closely recall the old expression that “even dark clouds have silver linings.”" -She Shreds
"Portland lovers Kyle Bates (Drowse) and Maya Stoner (Sabonis) are the founders of Floating Room, a noise-rock band also featuring bassist Alec Van Staveren. On debut album sunless, the group contemplates the dissolution of a relationship and the creation of another. Their newest single “Fun” is a bit of a misnomer: Stoner’s vocals are haunting and faded like an echo in an empty mansion, relenting, “Oh my heart is continuously breaking, I use to think that this was mine for the taking.”" -Stereogum
"Whether it's the existentialism and fear of Red House Painters [or] the quiet isolation of Slint [...] Floating Room more than captures these feelings. sunless is an experiential album that deserves to be heard in full."-CLRVYNT
"Floating Room’s self-described “gray pop” brings grace and order to distorted noise compositions, which sometimes eclipse Stoner’s hushed lyrics like passing storms. Each song sounds like it’s backed by a wild pack of guitars—some riffs hum warmly, while others thunder and drone over Bates’ samples, which include dog whimpers and wind chimes. The result is arresting."-Portland Mercury
Helvetia, an independent and experimental alternative music group from Seattle, Washington, was created by Jason Albertini after the dissolution of the band Duster (in which he played drums). Helvetia's first record, The Clever North Wind (2006), was released on The Static Cult Label and distributed by Up Records. Their first national exposure was achieved by touring with Built To Spill. Helvetia is produced/performed by Jason Albertini and sustained by a rotating live line-up, which has included C. Dove Amber, Jim Roth, Scott Plouf, Zeke Howard, and Samantha Stidham. Their third release, Headless Machine of the Heart (2008) was recorded entirely on a 4-track tape machine. Helvetia continues to release music through The Static Cult Label (which is helmed by Duster-mate Clay Parton). In 2012 Helvetia released the full-length album Nothing in Rambling on Joyful Noise Recordings. Helvetia released their new full-length album "Dromomania" on Joyful Noise Recordings on October 2, 2015. The name Helvetia is the female personification of Switzerland, the childhood home of Jason Albertini.