Up Is The Down Is The was started in 2015 by as a looping project inspired by Andrew Bird, Thom Yorke, Moses Sumney, and James Blake. After inviting more and more musicians to collaborate and expanding instrumentation, the project evolved into a 4 piece teetering on the edge between art rock, R&B, and electronic minimalism. In 2020, the group started writing music as a way of processing the isolation from the covid pandemic, and they’ve created their most innovative driving sound yet. Their upcoming album “Pulling The Wool” will be released in August 2022.
“Her music is unexpected – experimental folk that is soaked in the provocative iciness of Iceland. There is a bit of Björk but it shares striking similarities to Washington state artist Briana Marela. From her debut album, Psychic Translation, her single “Aspens” is surprisingly stunning and intimate, something you would expect to hear from a veteran artist. Watch out for this band.” – Ben Yung, the Revue.
“Boundary-pushing singer-songwriter Ana Lete wooed those in attendance at the District Coffee House with her heartfelt and intimate indie folk and enchanting vocals.”
– Jess Casebeer
Ana Lete is an Experimental Indie artist from Boise, ID. Containing elements of classical, jazz, and indie influences, Lete’s set is emotive, entrancing, and surreal. During sets, Lete lays her vocals and poetic lyrics all out on the stage. Her music has been compared to the likes of Anna Ternheim, Bjork, Aldous Harding, Johanna Newsom, Tune-Yards, Joni Mitchel, and Fleet Foxes.