What’s your band called?
Who’s in the band and what do they play?
Lani – drums & vocals
Amanda – guitar & vocals
Sara – guitar & vocals
When and how did you become a band?
Sara: In summer 2008 three powerful industry execs put on a massive search for the most talented hair styles on child gymnasts in the 90s. Here we are 6 1/2 years later, the most relatable s&m disco doo wop group in Prussia.
Nah we met in NYC as teens and decided to start a band!!!
Lani: Sara and I went to high school together where we both sported pink hair. I think this means we were destined to be in a band together. Amanda and I swear to have met each other but can’t remember- I blame it on being stoned all the time as a teen.
About 6 years ago, Sara and Amanda had been noodling on their guitars together and one day decided they needed a drummer. That night they ran into me at a bar and that was it!
How did you decide on your band name?
Sara: Feelings from the core, sounds that feel visceral
Lani: Our band name feels right. It’s great to be reminded of spirituality every time we come to practice.
Amanda: We were going for cross pollination of the eastern and western worlds. Advaita being the sanskrit word for nonduality, “ae” representing Latin.
Can you describe your music?
Sara: Washing melody, hanging noise to dry in the breeze
Lani: A wave of energy building up and crashing into the water.
What bands (or other) are your influences/inspiration?
Sara: right now listening to a lot of savages, black angels, moon duo, widowspeak, panda bear, Brian Jonestown massacre, David Bowie, all the motown classics on the oldies station
Lani: Im hugely inspired by Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Joy Division, moon duo, no joy, panda bear, Faust, beth israel, a place to bury strangers, psychic ills, black angels, lorelle meets the obsolete, and honestly this list could go on forever. I listen to a lot of music 🙂
Amanda: Les Rallizes Denudes, Spacemen 3, The Electronic Hole, Neon Blud, Glenn Branca/Theoretical Girls, Broadcast, The Beatles, The Tibetan Book of The Dead, Psychedelics
Who are your favorite Detroit bands?
Sara: Looking forward to collecting some!!
Lani: Vness Wolfchild! jamaican queens 🙂 And oh man house music mmhm
Amanda: Vness Wolfchild, Wolf Eyes, The Stooges, The Gories
Anything else you want everyone to know about your band?
Sara: We’re bald 🙂
Lani: Blue lipstick
Amanda: for sure —-> cotton candy rainbow sphere blood witch pyroph