Tuesday, 13 September 2011


I'm really excited about this week's musical recommendation. I first came across Ski Lift through the lovely Elsie Larson's A Beautiful Mess. Their music was featured on the promotional video for her first dress collection earlier this year (Gorgeous stuff! Check out her A/W collection over here!), and straight after watching it, I was dying to get my hands on the song. Unfortunately, it hadn't been released yet, but a few weeks ago, A Beautiful Mess featured the band again, with the exciting news that their first EP was being released (on the 30th of August)!

Naturally I headed straight over and got my hands on these gems:

I think you'll agree that their music is pretty special! I love the ethereal, blurry tones. It makes me think of hot, sunshin-y summer days -something we've been a little short on this year - so it's the perfect soundtrack to an imagined summer for me! I'd say their sound is something kind of similar to the likes of Cults, but it's got a certain something special and sweet that makes it really unique.

Ski Lift are a musically minded duo hailing from Springfield, Missouri - Abby Webster, a Philosophy undergrad, singer-songwriter and gardener-extrordinaire, and Trey George, a guy who works in a marketing agency by day, but writes and composes beautiful music (see above!!!) by night.

The pair have been crafting Ski Lift songs since last year, and, with a little help from some other musical minds (Jeremy Larson, the husband of the previously mentioned Elsie (of A Beautiful Mess), who produced the tracks, and Jonathan James of the band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, who mastered the EP), they have crafted the Romantic EP, an almost 26 minute long debut which has captured my heart!

Get yourselves over ASAP to their bandcamp and get your hands on the two tracks above, and if you love it (which you will), get on over to iTunes and buy that EP! It's delicious!

love, Jessica

PS. Lucky me, I suggested a Ski Lift song (Romantic) to the Open House Festival for a chance to win tickets to see the Felice Brothers, and I won, along with three others! You can listen to the top 35 suggestions via spotify here!

All lovely images of Ski Lift were taken by Elsie of A Beautiful Mess!

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