From the backstreets of Brooklyn come the sublime synthesised strides of experimental pop band, Pavo Pavo. Formed at Yale University: Eliza Bagg, Nolan Green, Ian Romer, Oliver Hill and Austin Vaughn have made their trade in creating dream pop anthems like no other. Happily, the band’s debut album Young Narrator in the Breakers will be released later this year.
Since their formation, the five-piece have collaborated with acclaimed acts like Roomful of Teeth and Luke Temple. Their debut single “Ran Ran Run” breathes an air of freedom and joy, and paints a picture of a summery afternoon on the coast. Filled to the brim with swirling vocal harmonies, shining melodies and a whole lot of fun, Pavo Pavo marble the folky dispositions of bands like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Grizzly Bear with the electro hook of Future Islands. The combination of classical instrumentation-like violins with the modern use of synthesisers and modest electric guitars is subtle yet effective. In turn, the timbres the band produce are wholesome but not overpowering.
Pavo Pavo’s sound is both romantic and grounding. Although their sound is dreamy and energetic, their lyrics are brimming with maturity. A band that promise much more to come, Pavo Pavo’s debut record will feature more than just music, but meaning as well. Tackling the magic and panic of adulthood and life, Pavo Pavo will do their best to shed light on a topic that most of us, if not all of us, have struggled with at some point. Teaming with dreamy textures and a poppy disposition, Brooklyn’s latest gem look like a sure thing for 2015.
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