Music by the Slice Welcomes Back The Ship!

Posted in Music and other Arts by Tara Bouley on March 10, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with The Ship Recording Studio is continuing for the fourth consecutive year! The Ship is a Los Angeles based recording studio, record label, and live series founded in 2000 and owned and operated by producer/musician Aaron Espinoza. The Ship Sessions is a live series heard on XM/Sirius and online at

Jason Lytle was recorded for a Ship Session at Music by the Slice in 2009. Though the years, The Ship continually comes correct, bringing artists like Jason Lytle, Admiral Radley, Flosstradamus, The Watson Twins, Earlimart and The Henry Clay People.  This year we will be featuring The Submarines, Kimya Dawson, Nico Stai and an exclusive performance by Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz.

Aesop Rock is a NY born and raised  hip hop artist/producer currently living in San Francisco. Aesop has recently completed a side project album under the name Hail Mary Mallon, featuring Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz.  Aesop has also been collaborating with singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson.  Their upcoming tour as “A Night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson: also featuring Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz” will feature Kimya Dawson solo, Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic solo material, and songs off the new Hail Mary Mallon record as well as collaborations between Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawason.


Kimya Dawson is an Olympia WA based singer songwriter widely known for her duo with Adam Green called  Moldy Peaches and their Grammy winning platinum selling soundtrack for the movie JUNO. Kimya recently finished recording her 7th solo album and is currently collaborating on an untitled side project with Aesop Rock.  She will be touring with Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz in May/June.


Nico Stai was born and raised in Spain and moved to Los Angeles where he started various bands prior to launching his solo career in 2006.  He has self released one album and two EPs and had music featured on multiple tv shows including Gossip Girl, Chuck, Private Practice, etc. Journalists have drawn comparisons to early Bruce Springsteen, Conor O’Berst and Nick Drake.  Nico has performed at a variety of festivals including Bonaroo, Noise Pop, Sunset Junction, etc.  He will be recording his new album with producer/musician Aaron Espinoza at the Ship studio in Los Angeles April/May 2011.

And of course we talked a little about our old friends The Submarines in our welcome back post last week.  These guys need no introduction, but in case you need a reminder, you may recognize this song from an advertisement for a product you may be have heard of.


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  1. […] stacked lineup of 30 carefully chosen bands from all across the indie music spectrum, from hip hop (Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, Shad) to pop (The Submarines, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Ivan & Alyosha, The Boxer […]

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