16th State, Minnesota - 16th Interview, Pinkie Promise with Eleanor Elektra 

It just so happened that there was another cross country road tour happening. Three musicians, Minnesota-native Crispin Swank, Brooklyn’s Kaitlin Pelkey who together play in a group called Pinkie Promise, along with Eleanor Elektra from Boston were on their 5th stop on their 18-city music tour across America. I stumbled across a facebook post, checked out their music and liked their experimental drift. There was this mystic-soul, folk vibe about their sound and I  wanted to learn more. So I reached out and there were nice enough to do the interview literally right before their show at The Tiny Diner.

 

 
 
 
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The diner had an outdoor patio where people ate, drank and laughed. Surrounded by large bushes and flowers, there was a machine tucked in the back of the bushes behind the Mic area that periodically blew out bubbles. It definitely added to its intimate environment, perfect for an acoustic set, especially the dreamy and jazzy melodies from these three. Eleanor Elektra kicked it off mixing jazz and folkish blues, followed by Pinkie Promise mixing folk rock and dream folk performing until the sun went down.

 

 
 
 
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They had their merchandise booth setup by the entrance, so after their set, with all the change I had in my pockets, I made sure I furthered my support and bought some merch. As they caught up with friends I said my goodbyes and hit the road to the next state.

 


 

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Pinkie Promise


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Monday, 25 July 2016 18:08

Madam West

 

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“The neo-soul is STRONG with this quintet — watching them onstage (and they're definitely a live band) is an education in peristalsis as each of them extracts nutrients from the sound. Their fundamental affection for Elliott Smith and Wilco shines through in both the steady-eyed, phrase-conscious songcraft and the lid-bursting turns of filigree. More often than not, however, the ensemble kinks into hyperspatial, cardinal modes: D'Angelo (harmony like roux; telepathic rhythm), St. Vincent (secret, sur-pop dance; pedaled leads that nonetheless feel absolutely naked), and many more. Together they declare a project in psychedelic soul, a chamber concern with no small share in the sincere. Hear their debut album “Loves You” at Madam West.” - Pete Longofono, BIG FIGMENT (Source: Madamwest.com)

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Madam West writes driving, tightly-arranged songs from the intersection of mind and gut. Here are grooves to match your exquisite hips to, and characters to love or hate with equal parts gusto. If you listen closely, you'll detect odd chords to nod in or out of accord with, shiny synths and loops to wrap your brain around, and a few vocal leaps of faith.

The debut LP "Loves You", the EP (not pictured), and a compilation of singles are available for purchase and download at Madam West's Bandcamp. (Source: Bandcamp)

 

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 06:25

Apeman

 Apeman - A three-piece alternative rock band from the basements of New York. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists Ryan Gredd Smith, Dexter Dine, and Ethan Primason. Apeman's sound evokes the melodies, textures and rhythms of rock and roll over the course of its evolution. The result is not dissimilar to that of the uncanny: something as familiar and recognizable as it is foreign and, at times frightening...(Source:Facebook)

Bandmembers: Ryan Gredd Smith (Vocal/Guitar/Bass) Dexter Dine (Vocal/Guitar/Bass) Ethan Primason (Drums/Bass/Keys)

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