Gates has always been a fluid, intuitive songwriter with one of Album) perfect voices that sounds feminine yet masculine at the same time and her guitar playing can be described as the same. Seemingly never wanting to settle for too long in one place and for this musicians love her, but the rest of us, wanting to be able to pigeonhole someone as this or that, get knocked out of our comfort zone.
If you surrender to The Float Album) may will have one of those moments. You must be logged in to post a comment. January 01, The Float marks the first release in 11 years from former Spinanes singer Rebecca Album)who enlisted a host of musical friends 17 by our count, collectively addressed as The Consortium while working on the record on and off over the past few years. In this session, she joins us with the slimmed-down version that's been joining her in Portland over the past year or so: Joanna Bolme on bass, Rebecca Cole on keys and Ji Tanzer on drums.
The band was a college-radio darling, and Manos became the first record on Sub Pop to hit No. InGates shed the Spinanes moniker and returned with Ruby Seriesa slimmed-down collection of smooth pop that explored new textures with the help of Tortoise's John McEntire.
From that point, however, Gates shifted her focus, turning more to visual art and design. Over the past decade, she's spent much of her time curating exhibitions and giving lectures, while also involving herself in Album) groups like the Future of Music Coalition and the Agency League of Musicians.
She didn't abandon music entirely, either, creating soundtrack scores for documentary films and lending guest spots to recordings here and there. Thao Nguyen plays Rebecca Gates And The Consortium* - The Float (CD Tiny Desk home concert. NPR hide caption. Lenny Kravitz plays a Tiny Desk Home concert, Rebecca Gates And The Consortium* - The Float (CD.
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