Votive Crown

Votive Crown unveils video for "Pandemonium" + plays Pete's Candy on 08.24

We last wrote about Brooklyn-based psych-soul outfit Votive Crown last year when they played Mercury Lounge. Now the band returns to the blog as we premiere their video for "Pandemonium", a prog-psych single from their upcoming debut LP. The video intertwines shots of the band with scenes of New York City and its people swirling in and out of existence; the sequences are accompanied by the track's easy drum beat and brooding, swelling guitars, with Melissa Orr's intense and soulful vocals skillfully navigating the song's fierce tension and release fluctuations. With the video premiere comes a celebratory live show, which will take place at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg on August 24th. - Will Sisskind



NYC Soul duo Votive Crown plays Mercury Lounge on 8/8

What neosoul outfit Votive Crown lack in material, they make up for with potential and promise. Having released only three tracks over the past three years, the Brooklyn group has been coy, if not shy, about demonstrating what they're truly capable of so far. What they have cared to share, however, is a shimmering, fresh take on vintage soul, just as their name would suggest. Their most recent release, "THEREMIN" (the first since 2013) gently weaves in worldly influences into a deeply melodic soul sound that's headlined by silky, female vocals and ethereal synth and keys patterns. Votive Crown can't release something else soon enough, and you can check them out at Mercury Lounge on 8/8. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber