AdHoc Presents Iris Lune (Record Release)
Lip Talk, MMEADOWS
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
Iris Lune initially began as the project of singer-songwriter Ella Joy Meir when she met guitarist and composer Asher Kurtz in Boston. As their exploration and experimentation of sounds transformed into serious songwriting, they recruited Aaron Liao and Angelo Spampinato to complete their roster, and relocated to Brooklyn.
As influenced by Bjork as they are Salvador Dali, Iris Lune’s music is pop without boundaries. A foray into the cross-pollination of electronic and acoustic, the band builds off of Meir’s roots in Middle Eastern and Israeli folk music to craft a sound that stretches into the surreal. Their second EP, "Lost in Chatter" will be released this fall.
Lip Talk is a cast of stunningly talented multi-instrumentalists fronted by Sarah K. Pedinotti. SKP's vocal delivery has earned her apt comparisons to musical luminaries Bjork and Kate Bush, and the band's unique blend of experimental psych-pop has found a home with fans of Braids, The Dirty Projectors, and Massive Attack.
Electro-pop outfit MMEADOWS is Kristin Slipp and Cole Kamen-Green. Kristin and Cole are perhaps best known for their work as part of Cuddle Magic -- a Brooklyn and Philadelphia-based chamber-pop band that Bob Boilen (of NPR’s All Songs Considered) says is one of his new favorites -- but the duo, together and separately, have also written and recorded with Beyonce, performed with Cyndi Lauper and Kimbra, and made beats with Yuka C. Honda.
Until 2016, with the surprise release of a refreshing, modernized rework of Sade's "No Ordinary Love," Kristin and Cole managed to keep MMEADOWS [mostly] a secret, meeting late at night to chip away at a body of work. The quasi- clandestine nature and dark setting of these midnight meetings found a way into the duo’s new music through undulating low frequencies, ecstatic vocal melodies, and sizzling analog synths.
"Kristin Slipp’s vocal is a mesmerizing tool, reminiscent of Sylvan Esso in the way it punctuates the surrounding instrumentation; thought the track itself offers something far more restrained."
- Gold Flake Paint
"Their deep-seeded love for heart wrenching melodies and passionate lines are evident in singer Kristin’s soul as it pours from the speaker..."
- All Things Go