Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Folk
Years Active: 2016-Present
Origin: Philadelphia, PA
Elaine Rasnake is a songwriter, musician, producer, and audio engineer based in Philadelphia, PA.
As a lifelong singer/songwriter and musician, Elaine pulls from the rich history of acoustic storytellers and combines those elements with modern electronic samples to create a unique space for self-expression and reflection.
Rasnake, who was the first woman to graduate from Bloomsburg University with a BA in Audio/Video Production, strives to be involved with every aspect of her music creation, from the initial writing and recording phase to the final mixing and mastering phase.
In early 2019, Elaine Rasnake’s solo project grew into a full band featuring
Katie Miller of Kate Dressed Up and Andrew Sheldon of Best Hit TV.
The New Album, Breathe Again
Recommended if you like:
The Postal Service, Waxahatchee
Elaine Rasnake — Breathe Again — Reflective 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 Air— You 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 Again— Polaris 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 Now — Lehigh 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” LP — Digital 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 Philadelphia — The 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.”
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