LeSphinxx

Le Sphinxx is an electronic band based out of New York City comprised of Danny Tonkin, Laura (Doorways) Saliba and Elizabeth (Lyfty) Sirena.

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How did you all meet and start playing together?

Danny and I met at a Halloween party through one of my oldest and best friends Jessie Landivar. At the time Jessie and I had a lo-fi music project called Elephantasma. She and I had recorded a track in the basement of my old apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens, which she e-mailed to Danny; he added experimental guitars and samples of people speaking, etc. It was all very dreamy sounding, very Coco Rosie. We eventually morphed into LESPHINXX, which now has a kind of dark and feminine electronic punk sound. Some time later Jessie left the group and Elizabeth joined us. I had met Elizabeth through Oriana Gold (Dead Girl History) with whom I was in a riot girl/post punk band called Past Mistress. Our first show with Lyfty was Halloween 2011. So there’s definitely a Halloween Bermuda Triangle that hovers over LESPHINXX—we are very Halloween. Artist Uniska Wahala Kano, from Jamaica, Queens, also often performs live with LESPHINXX; we met Uniska in the local Bushwick Music-Art community. Lyfty and Uniska bring modern/tribal dance and avant-grade performance art to our live shows. We always include live pop-up art installation inspired by metaphysics, ancient Egypt, other ancient cultures, graffiti, Halloween, 99-cent shops, fairies, butterflies, crows, the dead , etc., etc. All in all, LESPHINXX is a Multi-Media Art Group which is deeply inspired by all things supernatural, shamanic, and divinely feminine.

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Where can people find your music? 

Our first EP Athame is up on band camp for free. We are just about to release a full LP, Ħaġar Qim. We are just lurking for the right record label.

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Video for “Hot Neon Lights” by Le Sphinxx:

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http://lesphinxxmusic.bandcamp.com/

Photos and Interview by Emma Kathan.

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