What started as three archetypical genres, incarnate — late-night college hangs, musical orgies, if you will — have yielded a fully formed collaboration. Melding jazz, soul, indie rock and hip hop, Bien Bien have created their own brand of groovy, easily digestible tunes. This new, 4-track EP, called Tía Rosa, was mastered by Anderson Paak’s Grammy-nominated Malibu engineer, Jared Hirshland.
These works were completely self-recorded and produced in Bien Bien’s apartment, dubbed Fort Knocks Studios, in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. This allowed for the band to record in a nontraditional and spontaneous manner, creating music that has listeners under their reverberant and colorful spell.
“Tía Rosa EP – a gathering of sounds and separate musical mindsets to unify under one psychedelic, groovy and intimate roof, all in one cozy living room. It’s not only about the experiences we have had in our life that contribute to the songs , but how we brought together our creative sensibilities to form one overarching musical experience between all of us – thus the Tía Rosa EP.” -Jake Padorr, Vocalist & Guitarist of Bien Bien