FENSTER (Berlin via NYC) // Formed in 2010 by JJ Weihl, a New Yorker, Jonathan Jarzyna, a Berliner, and was later completed by percussionist Rémi Letournelle. Fenster makes de-constructed pop music, layering subtle distortions, melodic chords and city soundscapes under dream narratives and schadenfreude. Their lyrics often find inspiration in the world of ghosts, graveyards, trains, religious imagery, and broken machinery. Fenster build songs around errors, using circuit bended beats, slamming doors and trashy synths, utilizing the analog warmth of their instrumentation to underscore the interaction between the two vocalists, and the different universes from which they come – New York to Berlin and back again.
They recorded their first album with their friend and producer Tadklimp before ever having played live together. The recordings took exactly eight days and were a magical time, where they almost completely lived at their basement studio in Steglitz in the dead of winter. A window fell on JJ’s head and shattered.
FENSTER released their debut album “Bones” in march 2012 on Morr Music. Since then, they have been touring the USA where they played at SXSW and all along the east coast, followed by a European tour through Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy and Sweden. They will be playing festivals around Europe in the summer of 2012.