At the height of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, with all the protesting, finger pointing and inequality screaming at one another…. let that digest a bit… cutting through all that noise was this beautiful voice resonating from a KEXP video podcast that was playing in the background. Frantically closing all the windows on my laptop trying to find the podcast there was Meagan Grandall and her dreamy voice piercing the two inch speakers while Kendra Cox and her hair flying around playing keyboards and drums at the same time. I remember thinking “Oh! These Chics Got it” and if their band LEMOLO ever came to San Diego I would try and film them.
The Indie dream-pop duo was labeled Best Unsigned Artists of 2012 and Seattle Magazine named them one of the “Best New Seattle Bands” There music has a dynamic range that most bands don’t celebrate enough. Nothing worst then being pushed through a song with your hair on fire for five minutes…. well unless that’s your thing. Kendra’s rhythms takes you on a journey through slow and heavy, light and fast while Meagan’s vocals are ambiguous and certain while filling a room. Lemolo’s collaborative is inscribed on their first album, “The Kaleidoscope” which can be purchased at lemolomusic.com/shop .
We caught up with Lemolo at the end of 2011 in the middle of their very first west coast tour opening for The Head and The Heart at the House of Blues. They graciously accepted and performed an acoustic set for us across the street on top of a parking structure in downtown. Their soft sound contrast against the heart beat of the city provided an amazing moment at the end of the film. Meagan and Kendra are very talented and are dedicated to their craft. Enjoy the journey ladies!!!