Silver Firs are a Swiss quartet whose lightweight and tuneful music floats about inside the dreamy realms of folk, dream pop and psychedelia. Combining these elements with their affinity to African music, this diverse mix gives them a distinct edge that truly stands out.
Forming in 2011 the band both record and produce their own music, their DIY ethics an integral part of their sound and, whilst relatively unknown in their home country, the Silver Firs have definitely made a name for themselves abroad. In 2013 the single ‘Motherland’ was put up on Soundcloud and was greatly received, reaching#1 on the Hype Machine’s charts of most popular tracks on Blogs Now, whilst rave reviews from online magazines such as Indie Shuffle, KEXP soon followed. In 2014 their EP#2 got airplay on more than 75 radio stations in the USA and Canada and made it into the CMJ charts for 3 weeks.
The band is now signed to Oh Sister Records and released their latest offering in October 2015 in the form of an EP. This record was the third in a trilogy of EP’s (the first one coming out in 2013), and was the conclusion in the series; all of which are now available in their entirety right here
Today’s song is titled ‘Danse Macabre’ which featured on EP#3 and is a soaring, percussive, tuneful journey of delight. With hints of the Fleet Foxes drifting though the layered harmonic vocals, there is something delicate yet very powerful about this track. Their sound is potent, organic and moves freely through jangly tambourines, natural rhythms and airy spaces. Check the accompanying video here
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