Archie Pelago is a production and live performance trio based in Brooklyn, NY . Formed in late 2010, the trio of Hirshi (trumpet/Ableton), Cosmo D (cello/Ableton) and Kroba (sax/Ableton) combine their varied backgrounds in jazz and classical music with a common love for rhythm and the wide open possibilities of electronic music.
In the studio, the three produce collectively and prominently feature their instruments, lending deeply emotive patterns and textures to their tracks. On the stage, the group innovatively combines DJ-style performance with live playing and processing of their instruments, conjuring singular renditions of their original works as well as music that inspires them.
2014 has been a busy year for Archie Pelago, having released a collaborative LP with West Coast producer Grenier, titled, 'Grenier Meets Archie Pelago' as well as putting out four tracks on the Mister Saturday Night compilation 'Brothers and Sisters' and releasing the 'Lakeside Obelisk EP' on their own Brooklyn-based imprint, Archie Pelago Music. This follows their first two releases on their own label, the 'Sly Gazabo EP' and the 'Breezy Whey / Backflight' 12', which received critical acclaim in Spin, Resident Advisor, DJMag, Tsugi and XLR8R, collectively. Their single 'Avocado Roller' was featured on Pitchfork and was included on NPR’s Heavy Rotation series.
Notable live appearances include Decibel Festival, MUTEK, RBMA Festival, MoMA PS1 and Boiler Room London. Current radio support includes NPR, KCRW, KEXP, WFMU, WNYU, Solid Steel, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Gilles Peterson. Archie Pelago can currently be heard on their SUB.FM radio show, Sundays 11pm-1am UK time.