“Nee is the dance squad at the cool kid magnet school. It is vintage synthesizers and ricocheting drums and poses. Mostly it is Kristin Dennis, who is surprisingly effective at making you feel bad for not dancing. She also, while singing certain vowels, sounds like an actual bird. The band emanates from her in every way. They are her lyrics, as brazen as “I fell in love on my back,” the opening salvo of single “Pretty Girls.” The battles with love found elsewhere in the catalogue get as dire as poisonings.
If you think bad-times subject matter precludes good-times songs, you obviously aren’t much into songs…”
—Kiernan Maletsky, Music Editor at River Front Times
Starting as a solo project for Dennis, Née now performs as a four-piece band producing a richer sound without the reliance on a sampler. While the first EP, The Hands of Thieves, was a bedroom project of mysterious destiny, the newest release, Finches (02/01/13), is a more developed sound blending pop hooks with distorted guitars and driving beats.
Née has developed a presence in the music community through well-crafted recordings as well as energetic and well-placed live performances including shared bills with indie heros SANTIGOLD, Y.A.C.H.T., Neon Indian, Penguin Prison, Reptar, Asobi Seksu, Cold Cave, Class Actress, Millionyoung and others.