LIP TALK, the project and alternate identity of frontwoman Sarah K. Pedinotti, appears with Chrome Sparks and Kalbells at Velvet Underground on Feb 24th. (Tickets and complete info here.)
Pedinotti has played with artists as stylistically diverse as rock band Okkervil River, experimental-pop band Kalbells (see her in this NPR Tiny Desk performance), R&B songwriter Cautious Clay, and psych-noise outfit Cosmicide/Secret Machines. (She will also be appearing as part of Kalbells’ live set.)
Throughout the new album, her production combines singsong simplicity with densely ambitious art rock, charming and challenging her audience in equal measure.
Pedinotti first started singing as a pre-teen, performing at her parents’ family restaurant & jazz club. The restaurant became a hotspot for music in the area, and as a girl Pedinotti got to meet and perform with Jazz legends, including members of The Wynton Marsalis Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; Marcus Printup, Eric Lewis and Ali Jackson. She was taken under the wing of Lee Shaw (a student of Oscar Peterson), who taught her musical theory and history from a
On D A Y S, you can hear her drawing from the full range of her musical experiences as she crafts a sound that’s unmistakably her own.