koleżanka

City: Brooklyn
Country: USA
Genre: Alternative
Styles: Experimental Pop, Drone, Dream Pop, Alternative, Electronic, Noise Pop
Next Release

LP Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes on February 14, 2023

on hashbrandnew.com since March 28, 2021

Kristina Moore writes songs about the anti-place, a state of being understood by truckers, deckhands, flight attendants, and touring musicians. An in-between existence where home becomes blurry, and improvised routines provide temporary comfort.

In a previous life, Moore found structure in the unique contours of a ranching town in West Phoenix, where scorpions shared her home, and the streets belonged more to coyotes than vehicles or pedestrians. Her grandpa’s polka club was the center of the universe, it’s gravitational pull strong and comforting, a refuge where older Poles would come to sing and dance. Nights not at the club were spent gathered around an old karaoke machine. Piano lessons proved ill-fitting, but when Moore joined the choir in her local Catholic Church, she fell in love with the larger than life hymns.

Despite a youth steeped in music, it wasn’t until late highschool that her first band came together and in 2016, she adopted the koleżanka name, which roughly translates to colleague, or a friendly acquaintance, a tongue-in-cheek comment on the competitive and male-dominated music scene she was navigating, and a nod to the bond she felt with the other women coming up against these same obstacles. “We were a minority presence, instant colleagues'', she explains.

- Nik Soelter

Releases

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Concerts

February 17, 2023 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
Songkick
March 10, 2023 Atlanta, GA 529
Songkick
March 11, 2023 Nashville, TN The Basement
Songkick
March 21, 2023 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Songkick
March 22, 2023 Washington, DC Rumba Café
Songkick
March 23, 2023 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
Songkick
March 24, 2023 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Songkick