Rebecca Gates is an Oregon based musician, artist, curator, and activist. She has toured and released albums internationally, both under her own name and as leaders of The Spinanes (SubPop), and appeared on recordings by a range of artists including Willie Nelson, Elliott Smith, Akito Katayose, and The Decemberists. Her programs and work relating to issues of sound and space, listening, and artist’s roles in their communities have been hosted by PS1, Mass MOCA, WFMU’s Radiovision Festival, PICA Symposium, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, New York University and galleries in the United States and Europe. Gates is currently working on the follow up to 2012's "The Float" and is launching the Suited Lady Podcast in August 2015.
"Whether folding Memphis R&B into slacker bedroom laments or post-rock abstractions into catchy pop, she nails the ennui of lovesick transitions and physical displacements with a marksman’s aim. And she might just possess the sexiest voice in rock.” – Entertainment Weekly