The Frail / Magic Giant / Collaj (fka 8th Grader)
Recently named the best up-and-coming act in San Francisco by Deli Magazine, The Frail has already been featured on MTV, won the viewer’s choice award in Owl Magazine’s “Video Makes The Radio Star” contest, and have opened for Hot Chip, Justice, Moby, Neon Trees, MSTRKRFT, TV on The Radio and Goldfrapp to name a few.
The Frail have performed at festivals such as SXSW, Treasure Island, Noise Pop, & BFD. Music by The Frail has been licensed for television series such asThe Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, 90210, and Road Rules. Their music has also been licensed for advertising campaigns by Nike, Patagonia, and Quicksilver. The band is sponsored by Ableton, Sol Republic, Loaded Clothing, Social Rebel Clothing, and One Condoms. The Frail have received press by Urb Magazine, The Gap Fashion Sessions w/ the Mog Music Network, NY Times Style for SXSW and mix TV.
The Frail was invited by Converse to finish recording their album, LoveDeathLegend, at the Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn. The album was released in August 2014.
Like a banjo player and a DJ rocking a club show in a barn, Magic Giant is a band on a mission to move bodies and souls. The group kicked off 2015 with a performance on KEXP hosted by John Richards (credited for discovering The Lumineers' "Ho Hey"). They have since been featured on Spotify's New Music Tuesday and NPR's Songs We Love, which proclaimed, "This L.A. indie-folk band has a summer festival anthem on its hands."
The trio just wrapped up self-producing its debut EP, notably featuring Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band and Spencer Ludwig of Capital Cities. The band's communal live shows are inspired by experiential groups like The Grateful Dead and events like Woodstock. Described by some as "rave-folk," Magic Giant has been turning clubs into dance parties on their maiden US headline tour, concluding with a full house at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles.
Magic Giant continues to build a reputation for its anthemic sing-alongs, blending organic instruments with big drums and electronic beats. The band is composed of Austin Bis on lead vocals; Zambricki Li on banjo, mandolin, and fiddle; and Brian Zaghi on upright bass and acoustic guitar.