6 Poems to Read Alongside SANDY's Debut Album
By Joanna C. Valente
SANDY, a Brooklyn-based electronic band, wants you to be in a dreamscape. The band, which is comprised of Samantha Pathe, Steve Pathe, and Jeffrey Alan Carter, focuses on crafting a kind of a melodic ambient soundscape.
Their first album, which was self-titled, was released in 2014 by Night-People, and mastered by Yale Yng-Wong. Their first album is reminiscent of a grungier Beach House, drawing inspiration from an array of influences from Cocteau Twins to John Carpenter. Later this year and into early 2019, the band plans on releasing new music which completely puts a new spin on what they do well, creating atmospheric landscapes with soft, beautiful vocals.
We paired each song alongside a poem for you to have a multi-sensory listening and reading experience.
Jenny George - I Love You
Donika Kelly - The moon rose over the bay. I had a lot of feelings.
C.T. Salazar - Self Portrait as Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking
Robert Okaji - If You Drop Leaves
Chloe N. Clark - But This Is Why the Robots Always Turn on Us
Maggie Smith - Ohio Cento
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Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (Operating System, 2017), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes, Poetry and the managing editor for Civil Coping Mechanisms and Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente