Groovy. Intimate. Loungey. And of course, neighborly. These are the words Pink Neighbor embodies in sound and vibe. Based in Grinnell, Iowa, multi-instrumentalists Katie In and Erik Jarvis have worked patiently on their songwriting crafts since their teenage years. The deft and diverse output of Pink Neighbor makes this apparent, as they draw from the American Songbook, vintage global-psychedelia, lounge and film scores, and anything that makes for a nice thread in their sonic quilt.
Since forming in 2016, Pink Neighbor has released two self-produced EPs, and three singles produced with Patrick Tape Fleming (Gloom Balloon) and engineered by Patrick Stolley (formerly of Daytrotter). Each new recording demonstrates steady growth and showcases their comfortable and earnest approach to making music.
Pink Neighbor’s music has been featured on KHOI Community Radio, KURE Ames Alternative, and Iowa Public Radio. While working to cultivate a music community in Grinnell, they have shared the stage with Christopher the Conquered, Foxholes, Squirrel Flower, Gloom Balloon, Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey, The Pines, and Hayley Heynderickx.
The true magic of Pink Neighbor comes from the way they create and experience community. Their recordings and music videos feature their actual neighbors, and when they perform, they may invite you to participate in a lightly-choreographed group dance, or to “raise a glass” with them. With Pink Neighbor, there’s always a party, and everyone’s invited.
“Ping-ponging between baroque chamber pop, catchy 1960s AM radio, louche lounge easy-listening music and movie soundtrack-inspired instrumental arrangements, this duo is as light as an Iowa spring breeze.”
Little Village Magazine
“They are what you would see if you imagined a band in a lava lamp: iridescent suits, tasseled jackets, sequined tank tops paired with fishnets and thigh-highs, a metallic-shimmering-swirly pink drumset.”
“Words Are Never Enough is an extra-sweet gummy worm for the ears…tasting like fresh strawberries, ice cream sodas, and a summer drive with the windows down.”
”A beautifully harmonized band for fans of Quilt, LuLac, and probably Fleet Foxes.”
Digital Wheat Paste