Interview With Letterist
HELL-BENT ON WRITING THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK TO THE BEST JOHN HUGHES FILM NEVER MADE
Forming in 2006 after a chance meeting on a night that can only be referred to as a drunken underwear Twister-themed party, Rammy Yogendra (guitar, synth, piano) met Pamela Bell (vocals) and Alex McCown (drums) and the three hit it off immediately. Coming together from Minnesota, Missouri and Florida respectively, the trio found a common ground in New York City, which they have been calling home for several years. Influenced by classic artists such as Royksopp, Daft Punk, New Order and Fleetwood Mac, while evoking the sounds of modern luminaries like Metric and Lykke Li. Letterist are seemingly hell-bent on writing the perfect soundtrack to the best John Hughes film never made.
This week sees the release of the Solace And Gold EP. Each song is a collaboration; Rammy makes noises that sound good in succession, Pam adds harmonies and layers of lyrics (revenge fantasies), and Alex hits things, hard. While hints of influences from bands like Metric and The Sounds shine through, Letterist have managed to find their own blend of glitz, glam, pop and blissed-out synth.
Download Five Alarm here and check out the video for 100MPH below.