Formed in 2016 by its two members, Ben Barsochinni and Aram “Max” Vehuni, slenderbodies is a musical and artistic project that came together in a particularly unusual way. Having met as college freshman at UC Santa Cruz, Ben and Max became friends and shared music throughout their time during school, The two worked together to shape and refine the tracks, and despite a distance of more than 300 miles separating Ben in Half Moon Bay and Max in Los Angeles, the two successfully finished and released their debut EP, ‘Sotto Voce’, and slenderbodies was born.
For those who are familiar with Glass Animals and Radiation City, you’ll find that slenderbodies’ identity falls somewhere between the two. Their signature sound combines airy falsetto vocals with masterfully delicate guitar riffs, set over present percussion and driving electronic beats. This year they’ve released their debut album Komorebi.