new music: Sydney Eloise and the Palms; Operator

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Sydney Eloise and the Palms, “Sorry Not Sorry”

Sydney Eloise possesses retro yet modern vocals that both move and soothe. This song conveys resilience and strength. I’ve been listening to the entire album for a bit and it’s so comforting and dynamic. If you like Neko Case, First Aid Kit and She and Him you’ll definitely appreciate Sydney Eloise and the Palms. The Atlanta musician gathered local musicians to fill out the band, including Paul Stevens (Grand Vapids), Jenna Shea Mobley (Book Club) and Matt Jarrard (Royal Thunder, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children).

Album Faces [The Cottage Recording Co.] out 9/22

Sydney stated: “I feel like I’m just tapping into myself as a musician, just now honing my sound and my voice. This is the first project I’ve worked on where I was pushed to the limit, and I could see my full potential blossoming. I’ve been waiting for this moment—this record truly represents who I am, where I am, and how much work I put in leading up to it. I feel like I’m meant to be here, now, with these people, my best friends, doing exactly this.”


Operator, “I, Banana”

starts with an intense, infectious beat and lots of cool synth grooves. Vocals kick in giving the song a very British shoegaze vibe. Overall fantastic track with lots going on. The Brooklyn quartet plays mellow synth-pop similar to Stereolab and blends synth grooves, noise pop, krautrock, dreamy indie rock, and shoegaze.

Operator is:

Dara Hirsch (guitar/synth/vox)
Jared Hiller (guitar/synth/vox)
Adrian Price-Whelan (bass)
Landen Griffith (drums)

Puzzlephonics I EP out October 9th

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