Posts Tagged ‘Mickey Vershbow’

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Slothrust band leader Leah Wellbaum and drummer/singer Mickey Vershbow met while both
immersed in the Boston music scene & then went on to pursue separate musical careers on opposite coasts. ANMLPLNET displays their magnetic musical bond, even while withstanding the physical distance andtheir hectic schedules. 

Nobody is more surprised about having created a full ANMLPLNET album than the group itself: Slothrust leader Leah Wellbaum along with drummer/singer Mickey Vershbow. The project and debut LP truly displays their magnetic musical bond, even while withstanding physical distance and hectic schedules. The band was formed originally on four disparate rules:

1. Always drink absinthe while rehearsing.
2. Write lyrics that are antonymic translations, meaning nouns,
adjectives and verbs were replaced with their antonyms.
3. Play songs straight through as one giant piece, no breaks.
4. Accept mostly unusual gigs, like their performances at a Dorchester
rave and in a wooden shack on the tiny Star Island off New Hampshire.


Yeah, sure, so many bands have used these same precepts for vast success, so what? Even while seeking to create a dream-like soundscape, ANMLPLNET is surprisingly gimmick-free music being, both epochal in scope and surprisingly melodic. Their goal is to explore the space between songwriting and improvisation, and the result is an uncontrived melding of their personal styles and technical mastery of their instruments. Wellbaum and Vershbow basically plan, dig, then embark on a fresh road towards rock brilliance. Fall Asleep is their debut album and the first 500 copies are pressed on unique gold marble vinyl.

released April 20, 2018 on Ba Da Bing Records.


KAT CUNNING – ” Baby “

Posted: February 9, 2018 in MUSIC
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There’s a moment at the end of Kat Cunning’s stunning debut single, “Baby,” when the slowly built layers of engrossing production spin off of Cunning’s voice, exposing her dry vocal. The effect is similar to being pulled out of a party right as it is taking off, and equally as jilting. “Take me home,” she intones. “I forgot my keys again.”

It’s just a few seconds of this solitude that prove that even without the brilliantly complimentary sounds of “Baby” (a cleverly cubist interpretation of reverb, blooming piano and guitar), the wispy threads of Cunning’s voice are just as intoxicating. “Baby” evolves through a gently shifting electropop mantle, allowing different colors of Cunning’s warm, yearning soprano to shine through at each lens change. It’s a debut that manages to embody Cunning’s talents as both a Broadway actress and performance artist along with her penchant for delivering a truly ingraining pop hook. Kat has most recently been performing as part of Refinery 29’s 29Rooms New York Fashion Week event.

Kat Cunning’s new single “Baby” is available now