credit: Shervin Lainez
Pearla is 23-year-old Nicole Rodriguez, a Brooklyn songstress blending mystical twinges of folk, pop and psychedelia into one warm and gently serrating, sonic experience. Her music has garnered acclaim from the likes of Bob Boilen for NPR, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan and more.
Pearla's debut EP Quilting & Other Activities was written and co-produced by Nicole Rodriguez, co-produced and arranged by Tyler Postiglione (Rektagon, Strange Loops), mixed by Phil Joly (The Strokes, Lana Del Rey) and mastered by Sarah Register (The Shins, Big Thief). On it, Pearla situates folk structures like outlines in a coloring book and then, with the bewildering spirit of a child and the volatile mind of a grown being, begins to scribble. Her music is discovered in the same way one might a childhood toy trunk, a storied treasure chest, or a beloved jewelry box. It is a strangely familiar universe — at once, able to be endlessly explored and lovingly held in your hand; at once, emotionally expansive and exquisitely contained.
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