PHOTOS AND WORDS BY: Claudia @ Jareth's Girl Music
The self-described pop-art/pop-indie/pop-yacht band hails from Brooklyn, and the members have diverse musical influences - ranging from jazz, to worldbeat, to indie-pop.
Their sound is distinctly their own and though lightly peppered with influences of dream-pop, their live sets are energetic and engaging. With enough distortion in their vocals and guitars, Milan to Minsk manages to navigate a slightly gritty edge, albeit done over beautiful melodies.
The lead singer, Mr. Daniel Rote, comments through-out the full set, encouraging the audience to remember the ephemeral importance of each moment: "Remember that this moment is unique, and it will never come again," he says before diving full-heartedly into a song in the set called 'Exercises in Public Transport Planning.'
Our interview with Milan to Minsk is coming up soon!
Milan to Minsk are: Daniel Rote - guitars / lead vocals | Cody Rowland - trumpet / keys / backing vocals | Ran Livneh - bass | Uri Zelig - drums / backing vocals