Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mortar & Pestle releases debut EP, streaming now. Kraddy remix of “Lighthouse” premieres via Mass Appeal.

Oakland-based trio scheduled to play San Francisco Magazine’s “Best of The Bay” event later this month.


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



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


Listen to Mortar & Pestle

Hear the Kraddy remix of “Lighthouse” via Mass Appeal

Hear the Antler remix of “Pristine Dream” via Earmilk

Hear the album version of “Pristine Dream” via BlackBook

Hear the album version of “U.V.” via SPIN

Hear the “Mortar & Pestle” EP via East Bay Express


Mortar & Pestle Live

06/27 San Francisco, CA @ City View @ Metreon (101 4th St., 4th Fl.) San Francisco Magazine's "Best of The Bay" Party
06/30 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley w/ Sorne, Metal Mother
07/20 Oakland, CA @ The Uptown w/ Stripmall Architecture, Teenage Sweater


The Los Angeles-based electronic-music Don known as Kraddy has always brought the undiluted sound of the underground to new audiences. From his work as a founding member of the infamous Glitch Mob to his groundbreaking solo work, Kraddy (born Matthew Kratz) has always been known for shattering genre conventions while moving crowds everywhere from Red Rocks to L.A.’s famed Low End Theory club.

Kraddy has now lent his considerable talents to the work of Oakland-based avant pop trio Mortar & Pestle on his remix of “Lighthouse” from the band’s debut self-titled EP.  The Kraddy remix of “Lighthouse” can be heard via a premiere of the track courtesy of pop culture website Mass Appeal here:

Mortar & Pestle is a new band, but has deep roots.  The sounds of a pinball machine at the opening of the band’s debut EP might say fun, but give way to a darkness that is real.  Born on the kitchen piano of a studio apartment, days after singer Janaysa 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.”

Mortar & Pestle’s debut has already gained significant attention for its melding of avant-garde electronic sounds with pure soul singing.  In addition to notices from SPIN, BlackBook, Earmilk, and more, the entire new EP is streaming now via hometown paper East Bay Express, and another hometown publication, San Francisco Magazine, will host a live set by the band at its upcoming “Best of The Bay” event on June 27th.  Visit this link for more info:

Members of Mortar & Pestle are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Mortar & Pestle
(Post Primal – Out Now)

Track Listing:

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


Mortar & Pestle Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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