Tapping musical sophistication and tech savvy to lead their artistic toolkit, the group's focus on melody carries the listener along on a journey drawn from experiences of blazing through city streets and car horns of the trio’s native New York, all the way to landscapes reminiscent of sunny, mid-western countryside fields.
The trio released their second album, Cosmonauts, in January 2021 on DotTime Records, after previously completing a world tour in support of their debut album “East River”, released in February 2015 and acclaimed by press and critics. The album has received a nomination for best Debut Album and best New Release in the 2015 NPR Jazz Critics Poll.
With influences spanning from minimal and ambient music to hard-pumping dance music and bombastic rock styles, PLS.trio creates a blend which, while defying easy categorization, is compelling, distinctive, and oddly familiar.
- East River by Karl Ackermann
Year in Review
- Cosmonauts by Karl Ackermann
"A crash course of brash envoy and brazen definitions, Cosmonauts is crisp, wild fun; something we all deserve in case you haven't noticed or ventured far outside yourself these last five or six sad years" - M. Jurkovic, All About Jazz
"Cosmonauts finds PLS.trio looking outward and experimenting but not so much as to obscure their unique talent for stunning spontaneity" - K
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Dot Time Records
TriesteFrom: East River
Yellow's Not Just A ColorFrom: East River