New York (USA)
Susan Ploetz was a fixture in the experimental/underground music and performance scenes of Olympia WA and in Portland, OR before moving onwards to New York City and then Berlin.
Pashly has performed with: The Blow, Yelle, Sophie, Lucky Dragons, Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata), Tender Forever, Dirty Projectors, Scream Club, High Places, Dynasty Handbag and YACHT, amongst others. She has played a variety of music venues, colleges, and galleries across the America, including The Knitting Factory, Ladyfest Olympia, CMJ music showcase, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Arts Festival, Plan B Magazine Showcase in London, UK. Pashly is on the first musical compilation of the GLU (Girls Like Us) magazine, along with the likes of No Bra, Telepathe, Light Asylum, and other great girl/queer bands.
As a member of Finesse she has been featured on XLR*R and 20 jazz funk greats. She released at 12 in last year with Avalon Kalin on Esctasy records in 2011, co-produced with Rafael Furia (Miracles Club). http://vimeo.com/22588468
Solo she works on her own and with Jamie Whipple (M.E.S.H.) and Allan Willson ( !!! ) to produce an eclectric mash up of house, kwaito, disco, r&b, and new wave…
"Pashlys’ music, visual art, video, writing, and performance limn the distances between communication and isolation. Even at its most complicated, her work has a certain beguiling ease. Ploetz mines emotional experience (trauma, joy, love, boredom, and optimism) and reveals it as gorgeous, comprehensible, significant, and something you can dance to.", Fag City, NY CITY
"A compelling vision, extravagant wardrobe, surreal projections act as a backdrop to this abstract-art-Cinderella, waltzing her way through seductive-vocals, falling somewhere in between Bjork and Tracey Thorn. Machine-like disco beats and minimalistic pulses, straddling New Order, Kraftwerk, and the dance-club underground. Provocative and endearing, demonstrating that a marriage of avant-garde horizons and slinky electro-beats, is an incredibly sexy event in itself.", Loney Vagabond, TORONTO