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Changing Modes / Bio


Wendy Griffiths: Vocals, Keyboards, Bass
Yuzuru Sadashige: Bass, Guitar
Grace Pulliam: Vocals, Percussion, Keyboards
Denise Mei Yan Hofmann: Guitar, Bass
Timur Yusef: Drums

The music of New York City based rock band Changing Modes began quietly in the mid-90’s when the principal songwriter of the band, Wendy Griffiths (keyboards, voice) started making her “bedroom tapes.” She says she had no intention of making these songs public. “They were like art songs with very unusual rock beats,” Yuzuru Sadashige (bass, guitar) recalls. “She programmed very complex layers of accompaniment in her Yamaha SY77, then sang along to record onto her $30 Sears tape recorder, very LoFi, you would hear house noise and car horns in the background, but they were extremely interesting and totally unique.”

Since then the band has released four albums and two EPs and have been actively performing their strangely catchy and complex music in New York, Chicago, Boston and D.C.

Grace Pulliam (vocals, percussion, keyboards, kaos pad) joined the band in 2009. Denise Mei Yan Hofmann (guitar, bass, vocals) and Timur Yusef (drums) joined the band in 2012.

The band has performed alongside The Ditty Bops, Brandi Carlile, Howie Day and King Missile.

General Info

Band Members
Wendy Griffiths, Yuzuru Sadashige, Grace Pulliam, Denise Mei Yan Hofmann, Timur Yusef
Artist Name
Changing Modes
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Active Since
Alternative / Indie Rock / Psychedelic

Contact Info

New York, NY

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