Based in Richmond, VA; Born in North Carolina; Bred in New England, the West Indies and New York. In 2001 she released her first EP, entitled 'down', which was recieved well by the music community. Her first full length CD, working title 'shark', will be out soon. She has worked on scores and original tracks for theatre and film. She gigs with her band: drummer Blake Methena, Pianist Mario Blocker, guitarist Bryan Hoffa and occasionally (when she is lucky) Patrick Turner on strings. The sound? Hypnotic, sultry, soulful, smokey, streetlamp-lit melodies about desire and what goes with it, which she weaves into minimal layers and rich textures. The vibe is atonal and moody, the songs are often bass-driven, and are felt in as much as they are heard. like Maia, the sound is full of contradictions; gritty and raw, while at the same time simple and clear, and always an excellent live music expirience. Banks' bad girl / sad woman, burnished vocals and her driving bass grooves backed by Methena's earthy, organic rhythms - Blocker's Beefheart to Coltrain keys and Hoffa's masterfully minimal guitar playing - down to Turner's sparse, dynamic string & bow - leave the listener satiated and satisfied yet still begging for more.

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bitter




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Paint

8/3/2007 1:40:12 PM
Great songs. I really like your vocals on "whipped"



Roy Muniz

7/25/2007 2:18:11 PM
I absolutly Love your style of music. Its-its own. I will make tracks back over and over to this fine sound.


 

       

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Ash Your song Bitter was requested by Psyches Muse for JAM requested. Congrats!
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i recently liscenced a song (called 'insane') to a tv show called 'south of nowhere'. i'd never heard of it, but apperently it's aired on a teen channel (noggin), formatted teen stories (as in soaps), demographed for teen girls and boys (who are girls). attempts to address: -homosexual identity (girls, natch, and they are hot and live in bevery hills), -race&class (boys, natch, and they is hot and live in beverly hills), and -drug addiction (designer drugs, natch, and they are hot and live in beverly hills). my number got the detox in school scene. i was hoping for the hot teen girls making out scene, but so it goes...i recorded 12 songs and printed 500 copies of a cd i call 'shark', but i am unhappy with 6 of the songs. they need more tracks and remixing. also there are about a baker's dozen misspellings, credit mistakes and a few other heinious crimes. feel free to solicit me for a copy. i will be back in the studio in may to record 13 more new songs and pick the best of the bunch and put it out there. i recently did some mercenary work for a project called 'monster maker'. recording was fun on studio magic, coffee and smokes. touring was a nightmare on wheels, booze, and testerone poisoning (or the lack thereof accoding to the new yourk times). meanwhile, back at the ranch, a few local shows are lined up with an excellent band out of b'klyn called jaggery (look them up. they are entirely beautiful and intimidating) and life putts on and songs poot out. okay thanks bye

change is pain is change, maia.
Moody, Cool, Psychotic, and Mesmerizing
Roymunizzz Stand Up And Cheer station.
Calling All Angels
Pocket Mystic Delights
Spock! I Thought You Were Coming To Bed.
Gyroscope
The Station
Radio FTM
Poets & Carnivores
KWLF (Werewolve Radio)
Sqweeky Wheels
serendipity redux III
My Other Station Is a Ferrari
Call It Love
Lizards and Leprechauns
TaSTee
the neopolitan palate


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