Premiere DateNov 5, 2019
Categories Indie Live Music Music
00:00 Maneka
00:26 Never Nowhere
04:24 Interview Maneka
06:12 Positive
10:04 Interview Maneka
12:12 Mixer
17:10 Interview Maneka
17:58 My Queen
19:42 A Brand New Day
23:49 Outro
24:09 Finish

The music of Maneka – the sonically-eclectic project of guitarist Devin McKnight, also of the band Speedy Ortiz – draws on a multitude of influences in an attempt to reflect McKnight’s unique cultural perspective as a person of color in an overwhelmingly white-dominated music scene. With rejection of any thoughts of genre pigeonholing – though post-punk might be the broadest that usually applies one way or another – Maneka swerves from sound to sound and emotion to emotion in an impressive blend of creative songwriting. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to show us how it all comes together.

Devin by Maneka is available now from Exploding In Sound.

Host Maia
Maia is a songwriter, artist, producer, and podcast host based in New York City. She's also a singer, multi-instrumentalist and frequent tinkerer, who has spent time in Haiti and Colombia studying folkloric music…