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Aptly named, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange produces art that is endearingly odd, much the same as David Lynch’s film work. The music is the soundtrack of fever dreams, sleep paralysis, with a darkness that shakes and ravages your psyche inducing unease, mystery and wonder. A Place Both Wonderful and Strange exists in a world hyper-influenced by the occult, David Lynch and Janet Jackson, damaged by Witch House and pop culture in equal measures; for a fine cocktail of cognitive dissonance. Ultimately, the bands performance is visually and aurally inspiring, very much like it’s influences.

Birthed of night and fire, Brooklyn-based Russ Marshalek's brain child of smeary electronics and sharpened emotions takes on its newest form, as an electronic trio of power (NOT "power electronics"). Augmenting the line-up in a Voltron-esque way are Shanda Woods, formerly of We Are The Wilderness and now solo under the guise of OKTI as a member of the Hathor Collective, and Laura Hajek, who also performs as indie-pop terrorist Edith Pop.

In 2016 a place both wonderful and strange released their second album, The Laura Palmer Deviations. "The Laura Palmer Deviations" is the soundtrack to their critically-acclaimed Lynch Foundation performance "Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer", which recently played in Atlanta to mass praise. Their 3rd album, "What I Speak I Create", is out in 2017 on Sony Music/The Orchard.

Combining to create a magick concoction of sounds, videos, DJ mixes and live performances that have bewitched the imagination in unique weird ways, a friend has described their style as “making music with teeth”. They have played extensively in New York City at music venues and art establishments up and down the east coast, notably capturing the interest of the David Lynch Foundation. Currently they are working on several film soundtrack collaborations and New Jack Witch, a surreal full-length concept album and short film (the title track from which was debuted on Mishka in November of 2014).

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