Hailing from Brooklyn, Advaeta isn't comprised of the girls you see portrayed on a recent hit HBO series. Rather, this musical trio, in town for their first tour through the South, packs a louder punch.
DO caught up with the musical three-piece during their trip down the coast to see what life is like in Brooklyn and to talk about their upcoming performance at The Jinx, with local support from Hot Plate and Blackrune.
DO: With the influx of revitalization to Brooklyn and the surrounding parts of the borough, how has that influenced your musical style and preference?
Amanda Salane: I think our surroundings affect us inevitably. I can definitely say I'm influenced by the local bands I see play around (Guerilla Toss, Bueno, Lodro, Hubble, Bambara).
New York City is always changing. I think it affects us all equally. As a person living in that environment, it mostly results in a cause-and-effect of constant evolution. The influx of sensory information here can be pretty overwhelming and crazy interesting.
Sara Fantry: There's an incredibly vibrant music scene at home in Brooklyn - a lot of noisy experimental music. People are really pushing the limits of what it means to create and perform. We're endlessly inspired by what's around us, as all creators are.
We're all native New Yorkers. The music in Brooklyn is something new. It draws from everywhere. The people who migrate to the area come from all over, from amazing, vibrant scenes which draw from technology and the post-Internet takeover.
DO: Sounds like that would culminate into an interesting, post-modern sound.
Salane: (Laughs) We actually wrote a bio to help us answer this question: "... Ranging from a variety of influences including Spacemen 3, The Stooges and Joy Division, their sound is textural, lush and loud. Incorporating complex song structures and three-part harmonies, they grind noise and melody into a rhythmic hypnosis."
Lani Combier-Kapel: Like a fine red wine and a punch in the face. We are lushy, with guitars weaving through noise, heavy hypnotic drums and raw vocals. All three of us sing and sometimes when we all harmonize together, you can hear a high-pitch sound that isn't really there ... it's cool. We're magic.
DO: Give us an idea of what your show at The Jinx will be like.
Salane: I'm gonna try to chill in your brain and make your body feel like ecstasy, basically.
I'm gonna try to chill outside of my brain and let my body be ecstasy, basically.
Fantry: We're three people playing the music that we want to play.
We're an egalitarian band, so the music we play is our three-part love child.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We also encourage loss of emotional suppression and all inhibiting faculties.
Combier-Kapel: If you have sensitive ears, you should definitely bring ear plugs. We're loud and we're not really sorry about it.
Also, feel free to bring us gifts of candy, especially gummy hamburgers.
Also, I get extremely sweaty when I play, so try and hug me before we go on.
DO: Have you ever visited the Hostess City of the South?
Salane: Nope, never been to Georgia. I'm psyched - I've heard it's the most beautiful city in the U.S.
Fantry: Cupcakes? Never been. Stoked, though.
Heard amazing things about your city. On another note, my mother never let me eat Hostess because she said it was made of plastic.
Combier-Kapel: This will be the first time ... and never knew that it was called the Hostess City, but that definitely makes sense as people seem to be sweet as a cupcake.
I was also a hostess at a restaurant once, but it sucked, so hopefully in Savannah, hostesses are treated like queens.
IF YOU GO
What: Advaeta with local support Hot Plate and Blackrune
Where: The Jinx
When: 10 p.m. Sept. 5