After an overly extended hiatus (my bad), The Brunette Bandit is back for our third volume in the TBB Spotlight Series! In keeping with the unannounced trend of anomalous, badass artists, our third member to join the club is one of the raddest bands around: Lolawolf.
ANALOGS, GLITCHES, & MILEY CYRUS...
Comprised of rock and roll scion Zoe Kravitz, Jimmy Giannopoulos, and James Levy, Brooklyn band Lolawolf burst into the music scene with their decidedly unique, deconstructed take on R&B. In part due to Zoe’s prolific social media presence, Lolawolf (their name drawn from Kravitz’s younger siblings Lola and Nakoa-Wolf Momoa) has garnered a devoted following for their distinctly unique tracks. Often posting day-of notices to gigs around town on Kravitz’s instagram account, Lolawolf has maintained an organic and thriving relationship with their fan base despite their recent foray into mainstream music culture by opening for the Australian leg of Miley Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ tour (Which, by the way, was by far one of the most entertaining live performances I have ever seen.) and Lily Allen’s shows this past fall. Following their 2014 EP, their first album, Calm Down, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim.
Perhaps what’s most endearing about this musical collective, is their almost insouciant approach to music production and release. If there’s ever a band that’s, truly, “just in it for the music”, it’s Lolawolf. They record their music exclusively on analog instruments during months long retreats in the Bahamas and self release everything. Culling their almost glitchy, abstract sound from 80’s and 90’s hip hop, R&B, and pop, their aesthetic has been referred to by Vice as “deep-web rave”. There’s no pinning down Lolawolf, and that’s exactly what makes them so unique. And, yeah, maybe it’s in part just the effortlessly cool vibe they put out but, at the end of the day, Lolawolf makes really good music and (really) loves doing so.
TAKE A LOOK...
AND A LISTEN....
- Drive (Los Angeles)
- Dirty Feeling
- Jimmy Franco