DANCER VS. POLITICIAN is Sanni Baumgaertner, a Berlin native who has made a home for herself in Athens, Georgia, USA for the past 10 years. She moved to Athens in the late 90s, where she started performing in different bands around the Southeast. Sanni plays accordion, guitar, and musical saw. Produced by Matt Yelton (The Pixies, Frank Black), Andy Baker (The Glands, Azure Ray, Shannon Wright).



Influenced by Nico/The Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sanni's sound moves between lush arrangements of strings, horns, glockenspiel, clarinet, musical saw, layered with electronic undertones and vintage keyboards.




The album is set for release in the Summer (exact date to be confirmed), with a UK tour to take place in support of the release.



The debut single, "Justin Fairborn" is available to buy from iTunes and physical CD on the Mono store.



Stomp and StammerA wonderous masterpiece, like a Nico album performed by ghosts and angels. Find it, buy it.



Babysue.comNice, smart, mature, introspective pop tunes that emphasize Sanni's understated and provocative voice.




Rocksellout.comSweet Indie-Pop, richly layered with strings, horns, accordion, glockenspiel and Sannis soft voice.




Performer MagazineAn excellent example of how music is the universal language.




Slug MagazineA folksy-cabin lounge sense a la Goldfrapps "Felt Mountain".

An interview with Sanni, taken from National Student magazine, with thanks to James Thornhill


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