credit: Ariel Loh
Drinker began in Brooklyn, NY in 2016 as a collaboration between songwriter Aaron Mendelsohn and producer Ariel Loh who connected over their shared influences of artists such as Fever Ray, Bon Iver, and James Blake. Their debut EP, Happy Accident was described as “four tracks of chillwave inspired bliss” by Discobelle in 2017. The duo began operating bicoastally after Mendelsohn moved to LA and -- strengthened by support from KCRW and Spotify-curated playlists -- developed their latest single “Fragment II”, which charted at #1 on Hype Machine, and after two years of writing and collaboration will culminate in their debut LP, Fragments, out in Spring 2019 on B3SCI Records.
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