Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess Is Our New Crush

Chinon Williams

Though all of last night's Light Asylum/Zaza show at the Knitting Factory had the audience rapt, the stand-out was Light Asylum front woman Shannon Funchess, (pictured above with bandmate Bruno Coviello) who you might have recognized from her performance a few weeks ago with LCD Soundsystem at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Her voice would best be described as the love child of David Bowie and Grace Jones. A leading lady in the Brooklyn music community, she has also contributed tracks with Telepathe, TV on the Radio, and T.K.

Zaza, formed by multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Fraser and Danny Taylor, was a great main course. With solid base and drum beats, and sultry vocals Zaza is an impressive addition to indie-pop that's been brewing across the East River.

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