Eartheater is the pseudonym of the Queens-based artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist, Alexandra Drewchin.
As Eartheater, Alexandra Drewchin distills foley-filled digital production, a three-octave vocal range, and classical composition into works suspended between obsessively detailed sonic tapestries and almost recklessly romantic electronica. Her recorded output is enhanced by her viscerally emotive live performances that capture her fearless physical investment and gut-wrenching vocal sincerity.
After several years fronting the avant-garde project Guardian Alien alongside Greg Fox, Drewchin made her full-length debut as Eartheater in 2015, releasing two consecutive albums on Hausu Mountain — Metalepsis and RIP Chrysalis. Taken together, the twin LPs were a fully realized artistic statement from Drewchin’s solo project, and both records received widespread critical acclaim for their experimentation with pop paradigms.
Since her debut, Drewchin has pursued a rigorous tour schedule, sharing bills with contemporaries including Actress, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jenny Hval, Yves Tumor, Klein, Juliana Huxtable, Tim Hecker, Nicolas Jaar and others. Live performance is a central aspect of Eartheater, as Drewchin uses tension and improvisation to translate her intricate compositions into unforgettable visceral expressions. Her new live set sees her accompanied by the concert harpist Marilu Donivan.
In addition to her Eartheater project, Drewchin performs and collaborates with art duo and close friends FLUCT. In February 2017, she also starred in Raul de Nieves and Colin Self’s opera The Fool at the Kitchen. In May 2017, Drewchin featured on two tracks from Show Me The Body’s Corpus I mixtape alongside Denzel Curry and Moor Mother. She has also composed original work for the contemporary chamber orchestra, Alarm Will Sound.
In 2018, Eartheater signed to renowned experimental label, PAN, to release her third album, IRISIRI.