DRINKER
Which Way Is South

Release date: 4/27/17 on Dollar Slice Records
Premiered on air 4/26/17 on KCRW (Travis Holcombe)
Premiered online 4/27/17 on B3SCI
Featured on Spotify New Indie Mix on 5/5/17

This is a song about leaving New York. It’s a wistful snapshot of the City through the lens of an unrequited love. She was sure she was going. Eventually I headed off too.

Drinker is the recording project of singer / songwriter Aaron Mendelsohn and producer / composer Ariel Loh. They started working together in the fall of 2016, shortly after they left their former bands. Ariel had just scored The Eyes Of My Mother, a horror film whose premiere at Sundance and following national release was turning heads. The ambient, analog soundscapes felt like the perfect atmosphere for the songs Aaron was writing. A point was made to explore minimal arrangements while pushing the music into different territories, all the while embracing the unexpected. The forthcoming Happy Accident EP was the result of 2 months of collaborating in Bushwick, Brooklyn and Astoria, Queens.

Aaron has since moved to LA and is bringing the songs to the stage with a band. Meanwhile, their creative collaboration continues bi-coastally with new material always brewing.

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PRESS

"minimal, transportive" - B3SCI
"ripe for repeat listens — not only because of the addictive melodies, but also because each new experience yields something richer and deeper in the composition" - Vehlinggo
"Simply mesmerizing. Which Way Is South seems to hover weightlessly as though trapped in a magnetic field" - Milk Crater
"mature debut from a pair who know what they want to sound like and are executing it with confidence and charisma" - Unrecorded
"combines slow electropop with lush soundscapes, creating a cinematic atmosphere" - Indie Pop Ups
"recalls the majesty of Portishead" - Soundsphere Magazine
"Instant earworm of the ambient variety" - The Beatforest
"minimal yet spacious sonic realm with the slow stutter step of percussion made of soft glass" - Ohestee
"beautifully engaging" - Outside/In Music

LYRICS

Floating on breezes / We’re just getting going / Up on the rooftop / Til the light of the morning
The black hole of your eye / Deeper into mine
Which way is east from which way is it growing? / Which way is south and are you sure you’re going?
The black hole of your eye / Deeper into mine / Your dilating eye / Deeper into mine

I see clouds that carry light like masks and haunt / Across the silver hanging overpass
If i fall asleep it’ll be the / Last time that i peer in through your only / Private past into mine

Don't be so kind when you leave / Don't send a word down
I need some space to breathe and not / To be heard now
The black hole of your eye / Deeper into mine
Which way is east i cannot see whats coming / Which was is south and are you sure you're going
The black hole of your eye / Deeper into mine / Your dilating eye / Deeper into mine

I see clouds that carry light like masks and haunt / Across the silver hanging overpass
If i fall asleep it’ll be the / Last time that i peer in through your only / Private past into mine

UPCOMING SHOWS

5/10/17 - Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

CONTACT

drinkerfornow@gmail.com
Label dylan@dollarslicerecords.com