Carly And The Universe CarlyAndTheUniverse Los Angeles Coming off the success of The Whole Shabang, the band has returned to the studio to work on their next release. The overall sound is Pop with a sweet soulful touch, making them the perfect band for a late night show after a rough work week. The band, which has been together for the past three years, is composed of lead singer Carly Liza, guitarist Mike Post, bassist Freddy Hernandez, drummer Cameron Clarke and keyboardist Artur Zakiyan. Their previous release was nominated for Best CD (Group) at the LA Music Critic Awards in 2015, and received outstanding press from Buzzbands and South Bay Magazine, as well as from indie blogs like Free Bike Valet and Lady Indie Blog. The new album has been recorded at MooseCat Recording, a private vintage analog recording studio created by Carly Liza and Mike Post. Although Liza’s sweet lilting voice is unique in many ways, it also bears the strength of such performers as Amy Winehouse and Gwen Stefani, rising upon the beat of the music to settle into that sweet spot in the listener’s auditory spectrum. The rough cuts from that session reveal a stronger musical vision than previous efforts, and should elevate Carly and The Universe to a wider recognition as one of the best soul and pop bands.