Check out Photos & Found Video Of Standing On The Corner Arts Collective At Pitchfork Music Festival!
“… Standing On The Corner was the first act I saw and a prime example of what was in store for the weekend. Led by Gio Escobar, the avant-jazz group is pretty much Pitchfork in a nutshell: eclectic, imaginative, and multifaceted.
Marked by languid beats and slo-mo vocals, their music possesses a deeply psychedelic quality. A drawn-out, hypnotic synth on “The Monkey On Your Back” gave me hints of 70s legends like Roy Ayers Ubiquity. But as they stripped the beat down to nothing but a single drum line reminiscent of a pounding heart, the song transformed into something unprecedented. Whenever I caught a glimpse of familiarity, Standing On the Corner was quick to twist the sound in some curious, provocative way.
Their live performance was energetic and catered to the crowd and got everyone moving. The band seemed to be enjoying themselves on stage as well – saxophonist Caleb Giles even paused to savor the moment and snap a picture on his disposable camera …”
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