A couple months we were sent a mysterious new song by Sir Sly. We had no idea who the band was, but I pointed out that it sounded an awful lot like Mark Foster of Foster The People was singing lead vox.
Unfortunately, we had to wait until today to find out that the band is made up of three members: Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito and Hayden Coplen. The only name familiar there to me is Jason Suwito, who was front-man of Polaris At Noon. Clearly there's no Mark Foster present...
Does that change things? Not really. In fact, it's encouraging to see that a completely new band has managed to establish a name for themselves. And we're not the only ones to have noticed: they're releasing a vinyl with Neon Gold, who have done work with Passion Pit, Gotye, Penguin Prison, etc.
Sir Sly's third single "Gold" sounds an awful lot like The Neighbourhood, another SoCal band that's been piquing interest around the blogosphere. It's not as catchy as their first single "Ghost," but I've definitely taken a liking to it after the 3rd listen.
If you're in North America, pre-order the vinyl here. For those of you in the UK, follow this link!