Harriet is the new project by Hancock Park‘s Alex Casnoff (former keyboard player for Dawes and Papa). No longer constrained to playing other people’s songs, Casnoff’s inner songwriter sprung free and the result is Americana power-pop rock that is either lulled or driven by his keys. According to their bio, the band’s debut EP Tell The Right Story is “filled with murder ballads, dreams, and memories about messed up people pushing forward no matter what” –sounds like a modern take on Manifest Destiny via the highways.
And if you listen close enough, you’ll hear sprinkles of electronica mixed with the whispers of Kerouac‘s ghost. Their first single “I’ve Slept With All Your Mothers,” is a pop gem that Jack’s Mannequin would have written if they hadn’t of chewed so much bubblegum. The accompanying music video was directed by Ethan Berger and will spur your curiosity on the effects of absinthe:
Harriet is currently working on their debut full length album that is due this summer. They will perform their last March residency show at The Echo this Monday along with Low Cut Connie, Wardell, and Jenny O.