LEYA w/ Heavy Pauses, NNN Cook
March 7, 2022
7:30 pm
St. Louis
The Sinkhole
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Harpist Marilu Donovan and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz are NYC-based duo LEYA.
LEYA works with and against the grain of tradition, mining intensity though alternate tunings, strange harmonies, and dreamstate operatic vocals. The resulting experience is one of beauty but spans many imperfect worlds.
LEYA has released a steady volume of work in several years. Their two albums via NNA Tapes, The Fool (2018) and its critically acclaimed follow-up Flood Dream (2020), exist alongside a wide range of collaborations. In 2018, the group wrote and performed a full-length soundtrack to I Love You, an erotic film directed by Brooke Candy and produced by PornHub that also features the duo as actors. 2019s Angel Lust, a collaborative EP with Eartheater, followed courtesy of experimental label PAN. In 2020, they dropped a number of shorter releases including Antigone, a collaborative single with American black metal band Liturgy, a remix of their Flood Dream track Wave by British electronic musician Actress, another remix of the albums penultimate track First Way by the venerable Drew McDowall (Coil, Psychic TV), and a collaboration with Deli Girls for their new album BOSS called barrier to love. Composer/Filmmaker Christina Vantzou delivered a final mashup remix of Flood Dreams Mary and ABBA in May 2021. The duo provided live scoring for a Hood by Air fashion show curated by Surf Gang member Babyxsosa in June 2021. From their releases LEYA have earned acclaim from Bandcamp Daily, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence, Document Journal, Esquire, FACT, The FADER, i-D, PAPER, Noisey, Pitchfork, Spin, and The New York Times, among many other media outlets.
Heavy Pauses (STL)
Drone dense synth transportation rituals
730pm doors
8pm show
All Ages
*Proof of vaccination (two shots moderna or pfizer or 1 j &j) or negative covid test within 48 hours (at home tests not accepted) required – masks required while inside venue*