Pocket Vinyl is a melodic mesh between a piano and a painting.
Pocket Vinyl is primarily a story of love. Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz met in 2009 and starting dating in early 2010. They went on their first tour in the summer of 2010 showcasing their unique show which includes a man who hits, beats, and slams a piano with his blistered fingers while a woman (a very beautiful woman) creates a brand new painting each night. Every show was different, and each show memorable to those who came. Now hailing from New London, CT, they've played over 275 shows in over 25 states, hand make most of their merch, have created dozens of music videos, road documentaries, and other videos, as well as released 3 EPs and 2 full length albums.
Now holding the flag of the Telegraph Recording Co., they're releasing their 3rd full length album, “Death Anxiety”, all centered around death, God, faith, doubt, and all the questions surrounding them. But if the album sounds depressing, you're listening to it wrong.
No matter where they're playing or who they're playing to, they always bring the intensity 100%.
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Winner of 6 Whalie Awards out of New London, CT including:
-Best Indie Pop Band 2013
-Best Music Video 2013
-Best Alternative Band 2012
-Best Music Video 2012
-Pop/Rock Album of the Year for “Monsters Talking” 2012
-Song of the Year for “Quiet Epiphany” 2012
“Death Anxiety” hit #1 on veteran internet radio 3WK.com
“Most of all, I am moved and impressed by the honesty and boldness of the lyrics. The songs are powerful. Transparency is consistent and it makes me feel like I understand a thing or two about the two members of Piano Vinyl even if I’ve never spoken a word with them. More so, it makes me feel like they understand me.” - Sean Huncherick, I Am Tuned Up, rated “Death Anxiety” 2nd best album of 2013
"Art and music found true love in the marriage of Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz......The band’s 2011 release, Monsters Talking, is punctuated with trills of piano and dramatic vocals that verge on the operatic in instances. Stevenson can make a piano clang or sweetly sing a ballad, and with Jancewicz, the two make sweet, sweet music (and art)." - A.V. Club Indianapolis
"Pocket Vinyl sounds like powerful, piano based rock constructed around Eric Stevenson’s intricate songwriting, energetic musicianship and smooth vocals. As if that’s not enough, there is so much more to this band than meets the ear. Pocket Vinyl is as much about the visual experience as it is about the music; Elizabeth Jancewicz, on stage artist and wife of Stevenson, completes the second half of this duo.
Accompanying Stevenson and his piano on stage, Jancewicz trades instrument for paintbrush, creating an original work of art at every show. These paintings, often character based and always vibrantly colorful, bring the music to life in front of your eyes." - lastfret.com
“This guy has some chops...His music is very compositional with layers of piano melodies and beautiful arrangements.” - Boom Boom Chic
“Piano driven soundtracks with occasional orchestration and lyrics of longing and heart-on-the-sleeve emoting. There is a driving forward and a swirl of drums and synthesized cymbals all to punctuate the whole. These are songs where you want to print out the lyrics and spend time with, as you would an emotional journal entry from an absent loved one.” - Heroes of Indie Music