Elaine Rasnake

Basic Info
Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Folk
Label: Independent
Years Active: 2016-Present
Origin: Philadelphia, PA
Contact: elainerasnake@gmail.com


Elaine Rasnake is a songwriter, musician, producer, and audio engineer currently living in Philadelphia, PA. 

In 2014, Elaine began creating an experimental EP (Vowels at 120) and the album DEALS solely as a means of displaying her production and engineering skills in order to create a digital portfolio for future recording clients. It wasn’t until mid 2016 when she began branching out and started playing her music to audiences around Philadelphia with the help of the local DIY music scene.

2018 brought the release of Rasnake’s latest album Breathe Again which was received with great acclaim and has been performed for audiences across the country with her guitar and a sampler full of self-produced tracks.

In early 2019, Elaine Rasnake’s solo project grew into a full band featuring Katie Miller of Kate Dressed Up and Andrew Sheldon of Moonwatcher and Best Hit TV.

Born and raised in the suburbs of South Philadelphia, Elaine attended Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and was the first woman to graduate with a BA from their audio recording program.


Breathe Again

Breathe Again Album Art.jpg

Recommended if you like:
The Postal Service, Waxahatchee, Sufjan Stevens, Owl City, Phoebe Bridgers


Elaine Rasnake — Breathe AgainReflective Surface Mag
”…it is a testament to her talents not only as a musician and songwriter but as a producer and engineer…Breathe Again unfolds like the diary entries of a girl on the precipice of adulthood, and it is a diary I certainly would not mind reading more of.”

Elaine Rasnake’s Debut LP Breathe Again Is a Breath Of Fresh AirYou Don’t Know Jersey
“It’s immediately clear that this album is nothing like other DIY indie pop being released right now–in the best way.”

Elaine Rasnake - Breathe AgainPolaris DIY
“This isn't only one of the best pieces we've reviewed but probably one of our favorite pieces of the year.”

Beyond The Valley: Elaine Rasnake's 'Breathe Again' Out NowLehigh Valley Underground
"Much of Elaine Rasnake’s earlier recordings are characterized by the merging of both acoustic folk and sampled electronic influences. Her latest album, Breathe Again, finds the singer-songwriter blending these disparate influences more seamlessly than ever and discovering a sound that is unmistakably personal and expressive."

Premiere: Elaine Rasnake, “Breathe Again” LPDigital Wheat Paste
Elaine Rasnake created the excellent Breathe Again completely on her own terms, writing all songs, playing every instrument on the record, and produced, mixed, and mastered it herself.
And damn, it’s gorgeous”

Items Tagged PhiladelphiaThe Key
“...the electronic vibes of her “Spacesuit” single are very indebted to The Postal Service, The Magnetic Fields, and (for those who remember them) Athens, GA duo I Am The World Trade Center. Rasnake has a great voice and perspective, using lyrics about intergalactic travel to ruminate on interpersonal connection.”

Notable Venues:

  • Bourbon & Branch, Philadelphia, PA

  • Creep Records, Philadelphia, PA

  • Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA

  • The Music Ward, Philadelphia, PA

  • The Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA

  • Forest & Main Brewing Company , Ambler, PA

  • War3house 3, Swarthmore, PA

  • The Burlington, Chicago, IL

  • Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

  • Wayward Social, Brooklyn, NY