Weather Pending is a San FranciscoÂ band that creates deep, sultry and continously unfolding music with an electronic edge.Â They have just released their first album titled, "And How!"Â Featuring the vocals of Janie Oliver, the production and bass of Rob Cross and the guitar of Brian Bloi, this trio delivers melancholy rhythms and soft relaxing tones.
"We all come from different backgrounds," Oliver says. "I'm influenced by the theater, studied classical music, and sang a lot of jazz. Rob is a great producer and loves dub, reggae and hip hop. Brian's lived in Nashville, Miami, and France. He's a musical gypsy with a cinematic approach to guitar. We're trying to avoid formulas and let the music unfold with an honest, uplifting message."
"And How!" is a group effort,Â a mix of home recordings and studio work, assembled by Cross at Broken Radio Studios in San Francisco. Our exclusive feature on Below Zero is "Sunlight Fair" which is a hip hop samba with an affecting multi-tracked vocal, sustained single note swells, like that of a steel guitar from Bloi that suggest crying and Cross's swooping bass lines.