music discovery on our musicto Monday playlist
Each week, our global creator community listens to tracks sent through our musicto artist submission form. And each week we add our favorites to our musicto Monday playlist. With every update of this music discovery playlist, we invite one musicto curator from our social network to choose a band or musician from our artist submissions to put in the spotlight. This time, music curator Andrew puts the talented wife and husband duo, Jane and Brian Spencer of FINKEL in the spotlight.
Finkel in the musicto Spotlight
We’re gonna start with a little Q&A and then move on to some track recommendations.
What are your upcoming plans and how can people support you?
We’re currently pushing our latest project, Islanders, which rolled out with a full album and a feature-length documentary in 2022.
While we plot for future film and music projects, we’re continuing to collaborate and release new music. We also have some select shows across the US over the course of the year. The best way to evangelize the FINKEL FAM is to follow us on social, watch our films, listen to our music, pick up some merch, and/or come out to a show. All of that can be found at finkelband.com.
What are you curious about at the moment? Why?
The future. We’re living in incredibly exciting and tumultuous times. Advancements in tech are stimulating evolution and threatening what it means to be a human, simultaneously.
What wavelength are you on? How can other people get on that wavelength?
Our perpetual wavelength is to follow the fun. Like anything, it’s easier said than done. However, it’s achievable and contagious. Fun breeds more fun. Try not to worry about missteps and mistakes, and instead reframe them as opportunities. It makes existing exciting.
What do you think of Nick Cave’s response to an AI generated track “in the style of Nick Cave”
Understandable. Change is scary.
Accurately programmable replication of art is threatening. However, we believe that the best art comes with the soul(s) that created it, and the soul is hard to replicate, algorithmically. We also believe that with any new tool/power comes the opportunity to push the creative conversation, and that can be very positive.
Do you believe music matters? Why?
We certainly believe in music. Music is natural and spiritual. Music is mathematical and illogical. Music is human.
If you were granted a short audience with the omnipotent being and could play them one track of yours – so that they would know who you are (in that moment) – what track would that be?
Any of them. But, to give a more fun answer, our song “Ready (Blue)” has a knack for bringing our audience into the FINKEL world, immediately.
Three* songs from FINKEL
Looong Summer ft. Monse
I’d met Brian and Jane through The Rattle – they were cool and I listened to their music. The hook from Loooong Summer has stayed in my head for years and it’s possibly my favorite FINKEL track:
J Walk Ft. NNAMDÏ
My relationship with FINKEL’s music is not typical – in other words, I’m probably not the best arbiter of what you should listen to first. With that said – they have a track that’s pulling 600k streams and it’s pretty fucking dope – you should probably give it a listen:
I Am Machine
I lied earlier. This is probably my favorite Finkel track :-p
It’s one of those wonderfully weird lyrics – reminds me of The Killers – Are we human or are we dancer? Fuck you Brandon – we’re Machine!
You know when your 18 year old nephew flies in from Sydney to hang for a couple of weeks – he’s gonna get his first tattoo and skate a lot in Venice – and obvs you’re gonna make a playlist with him?
He led with Trippie Redd but I snuck this in the 8 slot and now I’m a fucking cool Uncle
FINKEL are awesome – they made a dope playlist on musicto a while back – Finkel Finds: Songs That Feel Like A Silk Shirt.
Find everything FINKEL here: https://www.finkelband.com/