"Seductive, Interstellar Funk” - Okayplayer
“the perfect mix of skill and energy to keep you hooked from start to finish” - Earmilk
“[an] experimental blend of indie rock, jazz, funk, and dream pop” - The Deli Magazine
Maitri (”my tree”) is a word with roots in Sanskrit, often translated as loving-kindness. Growing out of the Chicago music scene, the project has become a collective songwriting outfit both Caroline Davis and Ben Hoffmann. Featuring soulful vocals over polyrhythmic and funky grooves, the group also uses experimental sounds and effects to create a lush sonic landscape. Currently performing as both a duo as well as with a full band which includes Sam Weber on bass and Jay Sawyer on drums, Maitri is the soundtrack for the inevitable ushering in of the new world order.