Pala is a female-fronted progressive soul band that was born out of necessity. Extensions of such notable acts as Family Lifted (funk/soul), the Convulsions (British R$B), Echo (vox electronica) and the East Village Project (funk/soul), Pala rises to take the principle of dance music to another level. As the Chicago music scene felt an insurgence of dance music in the late 1990s, members of Pala got on board. It soon became clear that urban audiences were more sophisticated than a repetitive four on the floor. Yes, they wanted to be grooved - but they also wanted to be moved. Enter Pala: the next millennium of groove. Taking it's name from Aldous Huxley's 'The Island', Pala is it's own rock in the sea. A thick underlying groove and a sultry vocal overlay -- infused with the spirit of rock, funk and pop. See them live. Pala is: Erin Mosher (vocals), Joel Barr (keys and sax), Sorin Brouwers (guitars), Mike Andersen (bass) and Matt Baumann (drums). HURRY SLOWLY is the second release from Down the Moon Records.