Vandana Jain released her impressive ANTI VENUS this November, the debut full-length effort from the Brooklyn-based graphic designer turned performance artist over a year in the making. The message of ANTI VENUS is one of a sophisticated feminist voice, rejecting assumed and tired mores while embracing the more primal and sensual experience of female power. The incredible album artwork was created as a collaboration between Vandana Jain and artist May Lin Le Goff; a stunning self-portrait torn in two, flipped and stitched together.
"Elements of sinister trip-hop rub up against neon synth-pop, all of it suffused with powerful lyrics on female vulnerability as it coincides with ferocious womanly spirit." - BlackBook
Kicking off 2013, Vandana Jain released her visually striking video for "Men With Sticks" directed by friend and fashion photographer Bon Duke which dropped earlier this year, which was taken from Jain's debut Vandamner EP which she quietly self-released last year available now via her Bandcamp.
Raised in India and educated in London, Vandana Jain has collected an eclectic tapestry of both musical and aesthetic influences over the years, all of which find a place in the music. Everything from Portishead to Pink Floyd, the rave scene in London and Indian pop music lend to her unique layered style of glitchy beats, electronic swells and heavy synth melodies that lay beneath Jain's emotive front and center vocal play.
Jain performs as a duo with Yusuke Yamamoto. Her band is associated with the indie underground and DIY community in NYC playing electro-synth-post-punk-pop music.
"Through the metaphysical resonance, it’s almost as if your brain is transported into a musical k-hole, but you won’t mind it at all." Logan Brendt, LadyGunn