MP3 Lumatic - Swimming to the Hook
Music that is both sweet and edgy, fusing elements of ambient pop and experimental rock into dreamy songs that keep you awake.
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, POP: Folky Pop
Lumatic has been turning on little lights in the New York City music scene with sweet and low rock since they formed in January of 2004. The songs live on the edge where the underground meets the light on the street, at the door of the dark and dirty club where the fresh air starts to mingle with the murkiness. The band was started by Katherine Miller (singer/ keyboards/ laptop) after she graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in music composition. Beginning with Mozart at the age of 5 and ending with years of writing abstract electronic and instrumental music, she felt inclined to enter a more "user-friendly" world of music. Listening to music by PJ Harvey, Portishead, Bjork, and Radiohead, she began experimenting with song writing for a few years, combining it with her palette of abstract textures and samples. Eventually, she met Jason DiMatteo, the love of her life and the perfect bass player for her new band. He helped her bring her songs into the real world; he also introduced her to the drumming skills of John Bollinger, Jason''s best friend, who would become the third core member of the band. Over the next 3 years, a circle of other talented musicians would come into the family mix and further crystallize the songs, including Chris Buono, Ty Citerman, Shahzad Ismaily, and Pete Smith. During that time, Katherine and Jason co-produced the band''s debut album, "Swimming to the Hook."