Forming in 2006, New York Citys own LETTERIST have had a twist of fate. literally.
A chance meeting on a night that can only be referred to as a drunken underwear Twister-themed party, Rammy Yogendra (Guitar, Synth, Piano), met Pamela Bell (Vocals), and Alex McCown (Drums) and the three hit it off immediately. Coming together from Minnesota, Missouri and Florida respectively, the trio found a common ground in New York City, which they have been calling home for several years. Playing at countless area venues and late-night rooftop gatherings, LETTERIST gained notoriety from their performances at the now-infamous BangOn!NYC Parties.
LETTERIST is the perfect blend of electro-synthpop and dance rock. Influenced by classic artists such as Royksopp, Daft Punk, New Order, Fleetwood Mac, and Kylie Minogue, while evoking the sounds of modern luminaries like Metric and Lykke Li, the group will make you un-expect the expected. I want to be able to reinvent based on my musical growth, and my gut and my ability, says Pam. For LETTERIST this means an endless quest to write the perfect soundtrack to the best 80s John Hughes film never made. From a young age the members of the band predicted music in their future. Spoiler Alert: they predicted right.
This spring sees the release of LETTERISTs sophomore album, Solace and Gold, which was recorded with Tim Monkiewicz (Golden Pony), mixed by Abe Seiferth (DFA Records) and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. Each song is a collaboration of the group Rammy makes noises that sound good in succession, Pam adds layers of lyrics (revenge fantasies) and harmonies, and Alex hits things, hard. Each piece takes you on a musical journey: art and history, ex-boyfriends, mental Polaroids of real life situations Anything and everything is fair game when it comes to LETTERIST. Are you ready to play?
Source: Artist Facebook Page