"Filled with childlike wonder and bright-eyed instrumentation that could just as easily be a symphony as a rock band, '656' sets the stage, suggesting that Schiff's future as Blue Canopy is as bright as he could hope for." -- PopMatters
"A psychedelic pop sound that blends contemporary indie psychedelia in the vein of Tame Impala with ’60s-era aesthetics similar to those of Zombies or early Pink Floyd. It takes you somewhere distant yet familiar, lush yet accessible." -- Treble
Portland band Blue Canopy are streaming their forthcoming debut today via New Noise. The band is led by former Modern Rivals keyboardist/singer and co-songwriter Alex Schiff (Pitchfork's accolades HERE.) Hear & share Mild Anxiety EP HERE. (Direct Bandcamp.)
Blue Canopy's Mild Anxiety is the debut EP from Portland-based multi-instrumentalist, Alex Schiff. Under the Blue Canopy moniker, Alex combines versatile songwriting chops and timeless, exuberant melodies to comprise four distinct pieces that utilize nostalgia as a force to move forward.
Formerly the keyboardist and co-writer for indie band, Modern Rivals, Alex has shared the stage with bands such as Ra Ra Riot, Stars, and The Black Keys. The EP's lead single, "656" enlists the four other members of Modern Rivals (performing drums, guitar, bass, synth and backup vocals) as an official send-off to a relationship that was a formative part of Alex's youth and time living in New York City.
Mild Anxiety was co-produced by Patrick J Smith (A Beacon School/Modern Rivals). The EP will be released on Fat Possum label offshoot Grind Select. Pre-orders are available HERE.
Artist: Blue Canopy
Album: Mild Anxiety
Record Label: Grind Select
Release Date: April 17th, 2020
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