Bob and Martha was formed in the summer of 2012 in an explosive firework of creativity and kittens. Self-described "old souls" from Brooklyn, NY, Aparna Muralidharan and Dan Bonsignore found each other on the internet before meeting at the Zombie Hut in Gowanus, BK. After a few beers, these two kindred spirits bonded over a mutual love of loop pedals (also kittens). After several hours spent in a basement rehearsal space, Bob and Martha emerged, executing poppy yet haunting melodies over complex and multitudinous guitar loops. Joe Rath joined the band in 2014, providing booming bass lines to fill out the complex sound, which has since been described as psychedelic pop or experimental meditation-rock. It evokes similarities to Bjork, the Doors, and Modest Mouse. Bob and Martha is currently an active force within the Brooklyn music scene and is planning a small tour of the Northeast in the spring.
"I love music that is accessible and catchy and I try to pump some of these pop vibes into my own Bob and Martha melodies."
"Bob and Martha sound like some forward-thinking hip hop crew from 1987, fronted by The Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson."
"The EP is characterised by brooding, longing and loneliness, extrapolated in psychedelic indie-pop tracks crafted with tension, cohesion and flow."
"if you’re feeling nostalgic you can catch them live in Williamsburg at Williamsburg (which didn’t actually open until 2012- so there’s a modern twist) Wednesday 10.22 with Happy Lives, Bob and Martha, The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman, Water, Scherzo & Girls In Love."
Psychadelic gothic pop! We are kind of romantic, kind of enchanting, but mostly really fun and exciting.