Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mortar & Pestle premieres new “Pristine Dream” single via BlackBook, debut EP arrives May 7th

Oakland-based trio announces string of Northwest dates to follow local record release show May 10th


Mortar & Pestle (L-R): Sean Paul Duke, Janaysa Lambert, Paul Shinichi. Photo Credit: Sequoia Emmanuelle.



“Pristine Dream” is the latest single from the upcoming self-titled debut EP by Mortar & Pestle


Check out the exclusive premiere of “Pristine Dream” by Mortar & Pestle via BlackBook!

Check out the exclusive premiere of “U.V.” by Mortar & Pestle via SPIN!

‘Pristine Dream’ is about the very moment the illusion of love fades and you realize the picture you held in your mind, is not the reality,” says Mortar & Pestle singer Janaysa Lambert about the latest single from the Oakland-based trio’s debut EP, out next week on the Post Primal label.  “Pristine Dream” has premiered exclusively via BlackBook magazine here.  Mortar & Pestle will play a record release show at The Uptown in Oakland on May 10th, to be followed by dates in the Northwest and San Francisco. See below for a complete itinerary.

Mortar & Pestle is a new band, but has deep roots.  The sounds of a pinball machine at the opening of new EP might say fun, but give way to a darkness that is real.  Born on the kitchen piano of a studio apartment, days after Lambert and keyboardist Paul Shinichi first met at a mutual friend’s party, the two were joined within the year by drummer Sean Paul Duke.

Tragically, the friend who brought them together met with an untimely death shortly after she gave the band its name.  “She wanted to be the one to name us,” says Shinichi. “We were struggling with a name for months, and then she came up with Mortar & Pestle. I think honoring her life is one reason why we are together. This record is really about her.”  Members of Mortar & Pestle are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Mortar & Pestle Live

05/10 Oakland, CA @ The Uptown Record Release Show
05/12 Portland, OR @ The Lovecraft w/ Not From Brooklyn
05/15 Seattle, WA @ The Rendezvous/Jewelbox Theatre w/ Not From Brooklyn
05/18 Tacoma, WA @ Harmon Tap Room w/ Not From Brooklyn
05/22 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar


Mortar & Pestle
(Post Primal – May 7th, 2013)

Track Listing:

02. Pristine Dream (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
03. Lady 7
04. Lighthouse
05. Switchblade Bandita
06. Electric Angel


Mortar & Pestle Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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