monkeybars is the solo project of Brooklyn-based Eli Aleinikoff. A formally trained saxophonist, Aleinikoff effortlessly converts the nuances of his jazz saxophone background and appreciation for contemporary songwriting into a mist of punchy, contemplative pop. The project’s debut EP ‘Acrobats’ explores the complexities that lie under the surface of a single moment. Stark observations, lingering emotions, and personal reflections come together in an abstractly poetic fashion. Lyrically, Aleinikoff’s syntax serves as an instrument in and of itself. His multi-layered delivery kissed with reverb creates a space in which these narratives can exist - a mythic zone that feels neither real nor imagined.