Okey Dokey started as a passion project between two friends to create art that could withstand the test of time. Over the years, the band grew frustrated with the distance between themselves and their listeners. The listener being as essential as a tree is to its fruit. The artist equally so to the listener. What are veins if there is no blood to pump? What are beliefs with no thought? If Okey Dokey were to remain just a band, would the fruit still be as sweet? Would the body’s limbs still be equally filled with blood given the wall of separation between the artist and listener? The band decided to remove the separation and become something new. No longer shall there be two, but one. One community with one pulse all trusting in the higher powers harnessed by Okey Dokey. Join today and become part of one of the fastest growing communities in North America.
Dante Elephante is based out of Santa Barbara, CA. Released German Aquatics in 2013 & AngloSaxon Summer (Produced by Jonathan Rado) in 2015 via Lolipop Records. Rare Attractions was released digitally in the summer of 2018.
Dante Elephante’s new album, “Mid-Century Modern Romance” was released on January 8th, 2020 via Born Losers Records.
Dante Elephante has toured the entire US from 2016-present, and has supported acts such as The Orwells, Summer Salt, Hunny, Japanese Breakfast, Awolnation, Cold War Kids, and more
The title of Mae Powell’s debut album, Both Ways Brighter, came to her during a conversation with her friend about the days getting longer as they inched toward spring. They were trying to figure out if the sun both rose earlier and set later, if the daylight lengthened in both directions.
The phrase stuck with Powell, who meditated on it for a week as it began to take on broader significance — about the unknowability of life and learning how to trust in the way forward, the idea that whatever path you take, you’re going where you’re supposed to be going.
The Bay Area singer/songwriter fills her music with that loving optimism about the way the world guides its denizens. Raised in San Diego, Powell got the chance as a kid to watch folk musicians record tracks in an ad-hoc studio her mother and sister had set up in their garage. That early exposure to the labor and magic of music-making would ultimately shape her own path. Powell moved to San Francisco in 2014 to study broadcasting and audio production at San Francisco State University, where she began meeting and collaborating with other musicians who first drew her out of her shell. Inspired by the easygoing reflectiveness of the New York songwriter Frankie Cosmos, Powell began penning her own observations of the world around her and the people who filled it: the warm connections she’d been forging, and the anxiety that sometimes precluded them.