Pale Ramon is a Brooklyn based rock band led by vocalist/keyboardist Emanuel Ayvas (of Emanuel and The Fear) and Kevin Plessner (formerly of Monuments and Oceanographer). Today, May 24, the band releases their debut, self-titled album — a collection of songs birthed from a chance meeting in a Brooklyn bar — PopWrapped had the exclusive premiere. Like a blend of Radiohead with Pink Floyd, or perhaps a cross between Tortoise and Jeff Buckley, Pale Ramon make atmospheric rock that is at once “enrapturing” and “seductive” (BreakThru Radio).
The name “Pale Ramon” is derived from the 1934 poem by Wallace Stevens called The Idea of Order At Key West, in which the poet examines the creative powers of the human mind, and “to what extent artists are capable of creating, redefining, or mastering the natural world around themselves” (credit). For a band that writes songs with political undertones, the name is fitting.
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