Brooklyn-based indie outfit LAPÊCHE — Krista Diem (vocals guitar), her husband David Diem (bass), Drew DeMaio (guitar) and Richard Salino (drums) — have developed a sound that meshes folk-inspired melodies, indie rock/alt rock soundscapes and a fiercely DIY ethos.
Since their formation, the Brooklyn-based indie rock quartet have shared stages with J. Robbins Band, Torche, JOVM mainstays Russian Baths, Do Make Say Think, The Cave Singers, Erica Frias, Lauren Denitizo, Deadaires and a lengthy list of others. Back in 2019, they opened for Jawbox during the Northeast leg of their tour, playing shows in Boston, Philadelphia, DC and of course, Brooklyn. They’ve also began to make appearances on the national festival circuit with stops at Sing out Loud Festival and The Fest.
LAPÊCHE’s latest single “Bottom Feeder” is a decidedly 120 Minutes MTV era alt-rock like anthem centered around an alternating quiet verse, loud chorus song structure featuring fuzzy power chords, thunderous drumming and Krista Diem’s achingly plaintive vocals expressing despair and frustration. ”The single, ‘Bottom Feeder – V1,’ addresses resentment, addiction, and the figurative sleep of a dysfunctional family,.” the members of LAPÊCHE explain in press notes. “It’s also about the result of not getting out of your own way and the self-destruction that can result from being unable to see outside of yourself.”
Edited by Jacob Halpren, the recently released video for “Bottom Feeder” is an incredibly stylish, French New Wave-like visual featuring split screens, quick fades split between footage of the band’s members bowling, and Krista Diem brooding in front of what looks like a fancy bathroom wall.
The band has started work on their third album with Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Alex Newport. But in the meantime, they’ll be opening for post-hardcore act Chamberlain during their Northeastern tour. The tour includes an April 20, 2022 stop at The Knitting Factory.