Maneka (2023)

Detroit, MI

Former Speedy Ortiz-ian Devin McKnight now records exciting genre exercises as Maneka. Caught between his obvious talent for ‘90s-indebted indie rock and a voracious appetite for samples and studio wizardry, Maneka is a genre-agnostic exploration of a restless creative spirit. 2022 album Dark Matters is equal parts anthemic slacker tunes and complete non-sequiturs of jazz and electronic music — it’s an intoxicating mix.