Melodic indie electro rock with haunting female vocals. Think Fiona Apple meets Radiohead with a gritty edge and you'll be in the right vein. This San Francisco band cultivates a pretty, unique sound with dynamic, emotive songs and poignant lyrics.
Keyboard-driven. Synergetic rhythm section. Passionate vocals. Thoughtful lyrics. The unifying force behind New Spell’s sound is Leanne Kelly’s melancholy lilt and dynamic songwriting style, while drummer Jacob Frautschi and bassist Chris Michaelides add their unique voices and creativity to the rhythm section. By infusing the unique brand of indie rock with classical, jazz, and electronic influences, they conjure a style that is all their own.
Leanne plays the keys and sings. She's from Los Angeles and has been playing music since age five and writing music since grade five. Jake plays the drums. He met Leanne in Los Angeles through friends ten years ago, and they've been collaborating musically ever since. Jake is originally from Wisconsin, and is good with computers and on snowy mountains. Chris met Leanne and Jake through the interwebs. He plays the bass, and majored in jazz studies in college. Chris is from Ohio, is also good with computers, and makes robots.
March 2011 saw the band’s release of their self-produced, four song One More Day EP. In April 2012, with an arsenal of original music and an ever-growing number of supporters from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles and San Diego, the band successfully crowdfunded their debut studio album. While working on the album, they kept busy playing shows at notable venues all over the Bay Area, honing their live performance skills. New Spell's debut album provides a glimpse of what's to come as the band continues to mature in their music-making, creating an evolving sound that eludes categorization.