Band (Violette & Brendan)
What are you doing now?
Violette- At an Italian restaurant in downtown Encinitas having a glass of wine and table bread. We just spent the whole day in the studio working on our first album.
Brendan- It’s both our first time recording in a studio and not a home set up so we are feeling pretty celebratory.
Describe the Sleepy Pearls sound
Violette- Hmmmmm dreamy folk or babydoll rock or California dream folk, something along those lines. B what do you think?
Brendan- Yeah that all sounds about right, we both draw inspiration from so many different genres and generations it’s hard to really capture it.
When is the release?
Crossing our fingers [and toes] for spring/summer 🌞💐
How did we come together/meet? *
We met through playing music with a few of our close mutual friends.
When did you get the hit that you wanted to collab?
Violette- When Brendan shared the song, “Forever” by Pete Drake
Brendan- Well I knew Violette was cool within seconds of meeting her, and every second of getting to know her since then she’s just gotten cooler and cooler. I keep waiting for her to do something lame and it pretty much still hasn’t happened. Frankly it’s getting a bit out of control.
Time period to travel back to -
Violette- I would oscillate between hanging with the 60s French Ye Ye girls and wanting to just live a pioneer life in a log cabin on the Prairies like in the older show series “Little House on the Prairie”. My mother used to play the show when I was a little girl and I loved it.
Brendan- Yeah 60s France would be a dream, I love Godard and Rohmer’s films so the idea of being around when those were filmed is incredible. That same time period in the Bay Area would be amazing as well, hitchhiking with the Beatniks and stuff. Mesopotamia also seems nice.
Violette- Mazzy Star, Sharon Van Etten, Dusty Springfield, Patsy Cline, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass from the Mamas & The Poppas, and the Doo Wop classics and Roy Orbison- both two genres that my father played a lot growing up. I have always admired by father’s taste in music.
Brendan- John Martyn, Justin Vernon, Damien Rice, Ben Howard, Elena Tonra, Keenan O’Meara… folk artists that can really distill the hardships of life in their work.
Animal you feel most connected to-
Violette- Whales for sure, any kind really. I love them and thinking about them or seeing pictures makes me cry sometimes. I also love doves and deer.