Bookmarks is a dream pop duo in Brooklyn, New York made up of partners Collin Monda and Ashley Trenkle.
As a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Collin blends guitars, mandolin, and bass with layers of spontaneous elements. His approach to songwriting is influenced by his background as a film director, often making decisions that serve story arcs over normative pop tendencies. Before collaborating with Collin, Ashley created self-harmony a cappella covers. With a background in pop choir and chamber ensemble, she applies ballad motifs and music theory to Collin’s experimental whims.
Bookmarks’ tracks revolve around losing great love, reconciling with mental health, celebrating truth, and finding great love again. The project name references bookmarked excerpts from letters, texts, and exchanges between Collin and Ashley over several years of separation. Since its inception in April 2019, Bookmarks has been compared to Beach House, She & Him, and Portishead.