Posts Tagged ‘Sir Sly’

January 26, 2018

The Grammy Awards are this weekend, and we’re more than ready to root for some of our favorite musicians and artists, including K.Flay, the Stanford alumnus and ex-Bay Area resident who’s been a favorite of ours since the inception of this blog. Kristine Flaherty’s sophomore album Every Where Is Some Where really pushes music into new territory, and it’s no surprise that it’s been nominated for a Grammy. Our favorite song off the album is, of course, Blood in the Cut, a snarling and vehement spectacular which has also garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song. We’re more than ready to celebrate, wins or not, because these nods are well deserved.  And there’s no perfect way to do so than to delight in this new remix of Every Where Is Some Where cut Giver by another favorite of ours, LA alt pop band Sir Sly! 2017 was a stupendous year for both of them, and they now unite on this heady droning, moody prowling alt electro remix, out now via Interscope.

July 3, 2017

All the fine treats that Sir Sly had been dropping in past months had us super excited for news of a sophomore album from the Los Angeles alt pop outfit. Sure enough, the band released “Don’t You Worry, Honey” last Friday, and I’ve been searching for a CD version to purchase since, though my attempts have been futile so far. The full length can, however, be streamed and purchased digitally, here. Aside from astounding singles like Astronaut and High, the record, which sees Sir Sly treading new genre defying waters, also features this sooty slinking jam &Run, which fuses a hip hop prowling vibe and funk tinged rock swagger. It’s like a cross between The Neighbourhood with Portugal. the Man’s recent offerings. I’ll be on the look out for that CD and hoping Sir Sly will be releasing their new album physically. 

June 28, 2017

I’ve been a long time fan of LA based alt pop outfit Sir Sly. I couldn’t get enough of their 2014 album You Haunt Me and hits from the record like Gold and Ghost. But there’s no denying the fact that everything new we’ve been hearing from them lately has been the band’s most brilliant music yet. On the heels of wonderfully infectious, electro pumping High and earlier this month’s cosmic Astronaut comes Change, and boy do they “change” it up yet again on this track. That ol’ Sir Sly sootiness dissolves in the aureate aura of Change’s swaggering trip hop and R&B pop, an irresistibly swaggering sound that immediately calls to mind Phantogram and Little Dragon, with a touch of TENDER’s funky smoldering strut. Sir Sly is really stretching out their versatile chops on this new material, and every song has been sensational. All these fine specimens must be leading up to a sophomore album. We’ll be waiting for that news. Purchase/stream Change, here.

June 21, 2017

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June 17, 2017

With the growing myriad of fine tunes that Los Angeles’ Sir Sly has been giving us this year, you’d think that they’d have already announced a new album, but the band has stayed all quiet on that front so far. I’m still riding high on their single High, an insanely infectious treat on which the band even names drops my beloved Oakland, a town I once lived in and loved in my younger days (and the city that houses my Golden State Warriors). Sir Sly now launches us into deep orbit with Astronaut. Its psych tinged, electro florid space rock is a departure from their sooty thumping songs of the past. Astronaut is already accompanied by a video, too. Sir Sly seems to be presenting us with their best music ever, and it leaves me wondering… Is the band going to go the surprise album route? How can they drop a bevy of brilliant tunes like this and not have mentioned a new full length yet? I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see. Astronaut is out now via Interscope.

March 25, 2017

It’s been a long time since we last heard from Sir Sly, and I’ve been aching for the Los Angeles band’s sooty thrumming alt rock and indie pop in the interim, having been such a fan of their 2014 debut album You Haunt Me. Today, the trio make their return with new song High, a vibrant spiraling spectacular which lead singer Landon Jacobs describes as an “upbeat anthem about ego death”. This first song from a forthcoming album even name drops Oakland. Despite its bombastic temperament, High feels intimate, like an autobiographical song written in the midst of the band’s extended touring. We get to visit that tumultuous life for a brief moment via their dark yet popping new tune. Perhaps, I’ll even get to hear this song in Oakland once that sophomore album arrives. High is available now from all major outlets, here.

March 1, 2017

If Elon Musk had already built a hyperloop here in California, there’s no doubt I would have swooped my way down to Los Angeles earlier this week to catch one of my favorite emerging bands at School Night. And I may have had the fortune of hearing this next one in person for the first time, too. Orange County’s ARMORS links up with Sir Sly’s Jason Suwito on new song Keroscene. Jason’s production touch can certainly be felt on the sleek sooty alt pop anthem, which also sports some The Neighborhood vibes. A sliver of sultry R&B pop endows this infectious gyrating jam. Stream or purchase Keroscene from major outlets and alternate services, here. Re-visit ARMORS prior songs on Soundcloud, a few of which IHM is proud to have blog premiered in the past.

July 14, 2016

Almost exactly a year ago, Sir Sly member and California based producer RAEKO united with Mating Ritual (one half of now defunct Pacific Air) to give us Everybody Knows. The satiny enchanting song was so pleasing good that the two have decided to partner up on a new song. This time they’ve given us a synth pumping, luscious pulsating beauty named Need 2 Know. If Sir Sly or The Neighborhood went 80′s dance pop and Kavinsky meets FMLYBND glam electro on us it would sound like this blistering hot jam. Raeko tags the song “JAZZERCISE” on Soundcloud, and though I can’t quite fathom the true reasoning behind this choice of descriptor, I surmise it has something to do with how sexy and swanky Need 2 Know is, and how badly I need to get up and dance around my room right now.

March 23, 2016

I’m much a fan of** Sir Sly’s **2014 debut album You Haunt Me, but the Los Angeles based indie pop band has never haunted me like they do on their recent new song, Expectations. In fact, Sir Sly takes us to a very dark place with the single, its clattering ornateness and ruminative electronica channeling some Radiohead complexity alongside its The Neighbourhood like sultry slink. Sir Sly prove themselves clever indeed with this game changer, a jaw dropping return for the band. Stream the single on Spotify above or Soundcloud below. Expectations is also available now from iTunes.

January 24, 2015

Sir Sly killed it on their recent album You Haunt Me. In fact, the title track is easily one of the Los Angeles band’s best, up there with Gold, which first had me hooked on them over a year ago. You Haunt Me has already been the target of some great remixes, but the latest must feature edit comes from a new LA born, Philly based producer named ShadowLuxx. He gives You Haunt Me an ethereal, pulsing makeover with plenty of electrifying bass. It’s as entrancing as it is weightless.