L.A. based three-piece band, Sir Sly, emerged on the indie scene in May 2013 with their E.P labeled Gold, giving us the first taste of their atmospheric, bass-laden ‘feels’ music. Sir Sly approaches music at an odd angle, rather, from a direction most electronic-influenced artists haven’t explored. Sir Sly’s music is an interesting dichotomy between electronic and pop, which works to draw the listener in to their moody, phantasmal landscape.
Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito, and Hayden Coplen originally produced music anonymously under the moniker, Sir Sly, managing to build a steady following and even topping The Hype Machine. Upon becoming more commercially famous, the members revealed their identities, and started creating music more seriously. The trio released their début album last month titled You Haunt Me.
The album begins much the same as the E.P Gold, drawing the listener in to the smoky, barren aftermath of a failed relationship. Or something like that. It’s not all that clear through the album, but the listener is Dante and Sir Sly is Virgil, leading us through their emotional hell.
You Haunt Me is a very strong first album, albeit a bit immature – but that is to be expected. That being said, the fundamental music of Sir Sly is great, and the lyrics have their moments – specifically the allusions of betrayal in ‘Found You Out’ which references both Judas and Brutus. Give Sir Sly a listen for yourself and let us know what you think!