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Noise for Pretend looks like your average indie pop group but sounds nothing like one. Nor do they sound very noisy. A Portland, OR-based trio comprised of standup bassist and lead vocalist Esperanza Spalding, guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Workman, and drummer Christian Cochran, Noise for Pretend instead plays jazz-influenced pop noir, taking cues from Django Reinhardt and Astrud Gilberto far more often than Sonic…

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  • young Esperanza~
  • yup......
  • I saw Esperanza Spalding on Austin City Limits and really got into her music. Then I discovered this band and I just bought their album on HUSH Records. So good!
  • Emusic carries their stuff, thats how I found them
  • You can buy their CDs and/or MP3s from HUSH Records: http://hushrecords.dreamhosters.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=32_15
  • how can i get this?
  • Much Respect.
  • I've never been able to find anything by them.
  • jesus christ. the talent is just overwhelming
  • please go on tour.

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