Sun Airway {new music}

This Philadelphia-based band took awhile to grow on me. I wrote them off as another airy Beach House-esque band (nothing against Beach House), and didn’t really catch on to the melodies right away. The Pitchfork review backs me up:

Soft Fall, like its predecessor, refuses to give everything away at first; if you want to get close, well, you’ve got some work to do. If you don’t, that’s cool, too: Soft Fall just works, whether as a dazzling display of sumptuous synthetic ambience, rich, romantic pop, and quite a few points in between.

Or something.

Now I’m obsessed. This is one of my favorite cuts from their latest album, Soft Fall {spotify}, but “Soft Fall” and “Wild Palms” are close runners-up.

I’m looking forward to their upcoming show at Johnny Brenda’s, the very venue they played their first show in, two and-a-half years ago.

Also of note: the record was mixed by David Wrench of a band I posted a couple weeks ago: Bat for Lashes {this blog}.

 

Sun Airway — “Close” {aac}.