Lo-Fi Trio PanCake Announces Debut EP ‘Detour’
November 11, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Today, Berlin-based lo-fi trio PanCake announces their debut EP Detour, as well as a new single ‘Bodega,’ featuring Drxnk.
‘Bodega’ is the fourth single from Detour, following ‘Dorm Room’ (HERE), ‘Detour’ (HERE) and ‘Memories of Blue’ (HERE). The energetic track starts out poppy, with spurts of chopped-up acoustic guitar and a consistent snapping sound to keep time. As the intro dissolves into the sonic entree, trumpet riffs and supplementary piano chords enter into a call and response over boom-bap inspired drum fills.
“’Bodega’ feels like a stroll through Central Park in early summer,” reflects PanCake, “People gathering outside again, temperatures rising and everybody is just out there meeting people, having a good time. You can feel those positive vibes that this song is creating, almost like a painting of exactly those motives. Having Drxnk on this one really makes it just perfect and fulfills it – a perfect picture.”
PanCake carries a unique ability to bring specific locations, feelings and even colors to life with each instrumental. Detour was heavily inspired by the circumstances it was recorded in, where everyone longed to return to in-person interaction. PanCake creates the ambiance of a diner on the EP, with each track almost serving as a different point of conversation over the course of a shared meal with friends. Listeners are sure to feel stuffed after taking in the six-track project.
“Bodega” is available at digital retailers here: pancake.ffm.to/bodega