These guys are really interesting. They came together at Princeton University in 2004, made up of “orchestra dropouts and jazz band rejects”. A classical ensemble with a jazz groove and indie-rock vocals and sensibility, the band features double bass, mandolin, violin, cello, and drums. No guitars. No synths. And neither is missed in their rich, expansive sound.
Having reached their Kickstarter goal back in December, their album will be ready for release sometime this summer. In the meantime, enjoy their debut EP and three singles on bandcamp. And if you’re in New York, see them live at the Knitting Factory on July 19.