Every so often we receive a music submission that we know we're going to write about before we even listen. Listerlit met as members of the Bushwick Book Club in Brooklyn. The duo writes songs inspired by different literary works, and feature guitar, bass, synth, traditional Korean drum, and accordion. That's pretty much all I need to know right there. Musically they're a bit hard to tie down. I would suppose there are some folk elements, but there's definitely a bit of a goth sound due to the use of synths. There's some elements of a stripped down PJ Harvey in there, too.
Their latest EP, List of Equipment, is comprised of five songs about different books. "Ceremony" is a dark folk-ish song inspired by Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. The title track, "List of Equipment," is a throwback to the 90s throwback of 60s French pop inspired by Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. After that are songs inspired by the works of John Wyndham and Jonathan Lethem.
You can listen to "Ceremony" below. Pick up Lusterlit's latest literary inspired EP on Bandcamp. While you're there, check out their other EPs, including one inspired by Kurt Vonnegut! For more on Lusterlit, be sure to check them out on Facebook.