Fresh Session : Slothpop on

Slothpop are an exciting breath of fresh air in the Indianapolis music scene.   Vocally, the band is led by Kristin Newborn and Lauren Eison. With beautifully harmonizing voices and a concentration on projection rather than lyrics, the pair compliments each other better than pearls and lace. Newborn, a multi-instrumentalist and leader of the pack, backs her striking voice with equal parts guitar and piano while Eison draws a bow over her violin and finger plucks the strings. The unique Slothpop sound is rounded out by Dan Zender on lead guitar, Matt Martin on drums, and Jeffrey Vyain on cello.

Imagine the scene from The Little Mermaid during which Ursula steals Ariel’s voice. Then chop it up a little, drop in a driving beat, add some strings, and ice your Slothpop cake with tribal-like vocal interjections. It’s hard to fathom a sound so stunningly elegant yet quirky and unconventional, but the band gets it right with their not-so-slothy and not-so-poppy assortment of endearing songs.

Slothpop seem to perfectly fill the wide Indianapolis music scene/orchestral pop/folk void left by Margot and The Nuclear So & Sos’ departure.  Expect their debut full-length to release this Fall.

MP3 : Slothpop – One (live on

MP3 : Slothpop – Joker (live on

Watch Slothpop’s entire session and download the mp3s at!

Danielle Look

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