Masters of the Here & Now
Clevergirl is the debut album by the San Francisco drummer/producer Karen Sandvoss. Over the past ten years, Karen has been a member of the creepy-beautiful poptronica duo Supra Argo, drummer for the straight-up rock band JimmyJack, and a long-distance collaborator with the British techno/rock unit Autocat, all the while drumming and singing with her indie rock duo Beautiful Engines, as well as persuing her own solo projects: Spansion (instrumental techno) and Clevergirl (vocal poptronica). To all of these projects, Karen has brought her synthesizer programming expertise, haunting mezzo-soprano voice, twisted lyrical sensibilities, and drummer's sense of groove. She is currently in San Francisco, where she has teamed up with three other local talents to fill out the band for live shows.