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Carlos Truly

Agent: Jonathan Mattson
Territory: Worldwide
Label: Bayonet

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ABOUT

As a reserved kid growing up in Brooklyn, Carlos Hernandez would spend his subway rides bumping Al Green and Beethoven on his mp3 player, and weekends writing classical music on his mom’s piano. As a teenager he began singing his private thoughts into a microphone, a practice that would grow to become the critically acclaimed touring group, Ava Luna. His early 20s were spent entrenched at the beloved DIY sanctuary, Silent Barn in Bushwick--making a living cutting hair and recording bands in an auto mechanic’s garage. Since then, he has cultivated a production career that includes credits from genre-expansive artists like Princess Nokia, Frankie Cosmos, Sneaks, Gustaf, Mr Twin Sister, Taphari, and Palehound.

With Ava Luna on hiatus, Carlos now returns to his songwriting roots as Carlos Truly. Navigating a multi-cultural family history with tracks largely produced by his real-life brother Tony Seltzer, Carlos’s songs sit in a charged, intimate space. His brother’s celebrated underground hip-hop sensibilities mingle securely with Carlos’s pot-smoking nerd energy. His vocals evoke the classic sounds his father (a legendary soul & funk DJ) would spin at home, the irreverence and joy of NYC's DIY scene, and the heady sonic worlds of an imagination shaped by a lifetime in the city.



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