about the e-block

let's just get this out of the way: we don't like our name either. we promise we're not a bruce springsteen cover band. but the e-block is the name of the new york neighborhood where our band started, and no matter how many other names we think of, nothing feels right. we're the e-block, from the e-block, plain and simple. welcome to the neighborhood.

we're into indie r&b -- nobody really knows what it means but we love the classics and we love the new stuff, too, and we try to play like soulquarians and write like they used to do out in laurel canyon. we're big on musicianship, geeks for the liner notes, but above all we're about making stuff that feels good to listen to. 

our band was founded by multi-instrumentalist luke pascarella (blame him for the name) who soon added his neighbor, drummer dom toma, to the band. in 2017, dom added saxophonist james soren after meeting at suny albany. in 2020, longtime neighbor devin tetlak kind of just joined, which is really cool because he's insane on keys. that's our core four, but we play and record with a lot of friends -- bassists aaron ginsburg and joey farber, pianist bryan le, guitarist anthony 'ace' campoli. you might see them at a show or hear them on a record.

it's a friendly neighborhood here at the e-block, and it's only getting bigger. in the past year we built a studio and started producing for new friends, like r&b wizard souly had. we got lots more on the way in 2022 -- hope you can join us for the action.

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