SoloS (S/T) is a raw collection of far out pop songs. Intense drumming and hooky synth lay a foundation for emotive vocals with angelic harmonies. The duo’s songwriting and playing shine with all of the artists’ trademarks exposed by minimal production.
Singer-songwriter Aaron Ross and multi-instrumentalist Spencer Seim (Hella, The Advantage, Byre) have been friends and mutual admirers of each other’s music since their teens in the late 90s. Aaron joined Spencer’s band Hella for their 2007 album There’s No 666 in Outer Space, and they continued playing together as two-piece SoloS.
When these stripped-down versions of studio songs-to-be were dug up recently from the archives, we were inspired: the songs didn’t feel like “demo’s” and were already complete. This 6 song EP fits perfectly with one of Dowd Records missions of showcasing the many unreleased gems of the Nevada City/Grass Valley, California music scene. Enjoy.