Olenka & the Autumn Lovers

Indie Montreal Présente:

Folk Rock / Indie / Pop

The band, fronted by Polish singer/songwriter Olenka Krakus, has a sound that mingles a strong Eastern European influence with elements of North American country and folk music. The band's diverse instruments (cello, violin, accordion, trumpet, saxophone, lap steel, mandolin and glockenspiel) provide a unique musical backdrop to Olenka's sophisticated, often narrative, form of songwriting. Influenced by her memories of Communist Poland and by the country's folklore, Olenka investigates themes of social injustice and personal responsibility, populating her songs with melancholy outcasts from both Polish and Canadian landscapes. O&AL’s music has been compared to that of Beirut, The Decemberists, Wilco, Arcade Fire, Cat Power, Gillian Welch, Gogol Bordello, Lhasa, and Tom Waits.